I don’t have too much to say about The Quilter’s Homecoming, by Jennifer Chiaverini. It is the second book I have read by this author, part of the Elm Creek Quilts series. Although it is not the second in the series (unfortunately my local library branch does not seem to have the second one), it takes place in an earlier time period than most of the books and thus stood alone quite well. It follows a young couple who marry in the 1920s and leave their families in Pennsylvania for California, and a family growing up in the late 1800s and early 1900s in California. This second story moves forward in time until it meets up with the main storyline and the two stories become one as the individuals meet and interact.
I thoroughly enjoyed it; it is well-written with engaging characters and a well-constructed plot. I would definitely categorize it as light reading but that does not lesson my enjoyment of it. I read it over Thanksgiving break at my mother-in-law’s house, and it worked well as a book to move in and out of as I sat in the living room half participating in conversation. (Although towards the end the story become rather dramatic and intense and it became harder to put it down. I ended up finishing it while waiting for our plane at the airport.)
I definitely recommend this series!