I was asked by the publicist to do a review of Jennifer Chiaverini's newest novel, out yesterday, called "Sonoma Rose". The book description seemed to be somewhat of a departure from her previous novels in the Elm Creek Quilt series. But I was intrigued enough by the storyline that I delved in as soon as I could download it to my Kindle.
The story grabs you from the first pages. At least it did me. Her characters in this book are believable and I found myself drawn into Rosa's plight even to the point of feeling intense anger at her abusive husband. To me that means I escaped into the story as it was believable.
In true Jennifer Chiaverini style, she interweaves history with current day, quilts into everyday life and enough intrigue to keep you turning the pages. I am not yet finished this book but you can rest assured that I will be forging ahead to finish it soon because it's THAT good.
If you haven't heard, I'm hosting a give-away for the book here. The draw takes place this Saturday so please visit that page of my blog and leave me a comment to enter the draw.
Until next time,