The latest in the author's Elm Creek Quilts series finds septuagenarian Sylvia Compson determined not to repeat past mistakes. Having married on Christmas Eve at Elm Creek Manor, the family homestead turned quilter's haven, Sylvia and longtime family friend Andrew Cooper have to face the music and tell Andrew's children, especially his bitter daughter, Amy. On the way, master quilter Sylvia plies at a long unfinished quilt she calls New Year's Reflections, which she plans to give Amy in the hope of reconciliation. Elaborate memories of Sylvia's German-American childhood include a long rift with elder sister Claudia. Chiaverini's stitching is sound. (Nov.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Chiaverini brings back her Elm Creek Quilts characters for another holiday outing (following 2005's The Christmas Quilt). Master quilter Sylvia is making a holiday quilt for her new stepdaughter, Amy, who is less than thrilled with her father's remarriage. With 11 stories of family and memories in the series, expect demand from fans of Chiaverini's best-selling gentle read series. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.