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Sunday, August 09, 2015
“Chiaverini stitches together a series of lightly interlocking contemporary vignettes in an intriguing way and manages to tuck away all the ragged edges in the emotionally satisfying conclusion...A gentle exploration of tragedy, hope, the power of Christmas, and the possibility of miracles.” —Kirkus New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow’s classic Revolutionary War poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” was less…see more in Jennifer's blog »
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
In Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the profound and complex relationship between beloved First Lady Julia Grant and the courageous, resourceful woman who was her slave. In 1844, the shy Missouri belle Julia Dent met Lieutenant Ulysses S. Grant, a brilliant horseman and reluctant soldier. The two fell deeply in love, but four years passed before Julia’s father permitted them to wed. The groom’s abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Despite her new husband’s objections, Julia kept as her slave another Julia, known as Jule. Since childhood they had been companions and…see more in Jennifer's blog »
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Congratulations to the winners of the Elm Creek Quilts Gift Wrap Giveaway: Nancy McGuire and Donna Barrett! Thanks very much to all who participated—and please visit my blog again for another fun giveaway to be announced very soon.see more in Jennifer's blog »