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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
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JENNIFER CHIAVERINIis the author of the "New York Times "bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, as well as five collections of quilt projects inspired by the novels. Her original quilt designs have been featured in "Country Woman," "Quiltmaker," and "Quilt," and her short stories have appeared in "Quiltmaker" and "Quilters Newsletter." A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin."

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--BookPage

Praise for "Sonoma Rose"

"Chiaverini does an excellent job of describing the lush landscapes of California wine country, while simultaneously painting a touching portrait of the difficulties faced by farming families who must tend to one another, as well as the earth."
--"Publishers Weekly

""Chiaverini has an impressive ability to bring a time and place alive, showcasing the effects of Prohibition on farmers in Sonoma Valley."
--"Romantic Times Book Review
"
"Together the two set out to make a new future for themselves in the wine country of Sonoma Valley in Chiaverini's emotionally compellingtale."
--"Chicago Tribune"
Praise for Jennifer Chiaverini:



"Chiaverini has once again written an intense and beautiful book--so much so that readers will almost hear the hollow echo of the fife and drum as they immerse themselves in every compelling page...Truly unforgettable."
--"BookPage"



"Jennifer Chiaverini's strength is not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting lives and times."
--"New York Journal of Books"


"History--and its colorful characters--come alive." -"USA Today "
"Required Reading . . . The story of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and Lizzie Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress and confidante. After the president's assassination, Keckley created the Mary Todd Lincoln quilt and also a scandalous memoir. A new spin on the story." --"New York Post"
"Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the first lady's most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante." -"Harper's Bazaar "
"Chiaverini has drawn a loving portrait of a complex and gifted woman . . . Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker helps to illuminate the path on which her long and remarkable life led her." -"St. Louis Post-Dispatch "
"An example of what Jennifer Chiaverini does so well in her enlightening new historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, occurs late in the book, when a newly widowed Mary Todd Lincoln shares a letter of condolence from Queen Victoria with her dressmaker, a former slave named Elizabeth Keckley. . . . Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker vividly imagines how the Civil War touched daily life in Washington." --"Washingtonian "
"Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker is a wonderful novel that covers many topics surrounding the events of the 1860s in Washington and the following decades... Any reader interested in President Lincoln, Civil War history, or historical fiction should love this book." -Bookreporter.com
"All the characters are brilliantly written, and readers will enjoy getting to know them. [Chiaverini] brings to life long-forgotten snapshots of America's past with style, grace and respect." -"RT Book Reviews"
"Taking readers through times of war and peace as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary woman, the author brings Civil War Washington to vivid life through her meticulously researched authentic detail. Chiaverini's characters are compelling and accurate; the reader truly feels drawn into the intimate scenes at the W
Praise for "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
"History--and its colorful characters--come alive." -"USA"" Today"
"Required Reading . . . The story of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and Lizzie Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln's seamstress and confidante. After the president's assassination, Keckley created the Mary Todd Lincoln quilt and also a scandalous memoir. A new spin on the story." -"New York Post"
"Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the first lady's most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante." -"Harper's Bazaar"
"Chiaverini has drawn a loving portrait of a complex and gifted woman . . . "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" helps to illuminate the path on which her long and remarkable life led her." -"St. Louis"" Post-Dispatch"
"An example of what Jennifer Chiaverini does so well in her enlightening new historical novel, "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, " occurs late in the book, when a newly widowed Mary Todd Lincoln shares a letter of condolence from Queen Victoria with her dressmaker, a former slave named Elizabeth Keckley. . . . "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" vividly imagines how the Civil War touched daily life in Washington." -"Washingtonian"
""Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" is a wonderful novel that covers many topics surrounding the events of the 1860s in Washington and the following decades... Any reader interested in President Lincoln, Civil War history, or historical fiction should love this book." -Bookreporter.com
"All the characters are brilliantly written, and readers will enjoy getting to know them. [Chiaverini] brings to life long-forgotten snapshots of America's past with style, grace and respect." -"RT Book Reviews"
"A compelling historical novel." -"Desert News"
"Taking readers through times of war and peace as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary woman, the author brings Civil War Washington to vivid life through her meticulously researched authentic detail. Chiaverini's characters are compelling and accurate; the reader truly feels drawn into the intimate scenes at the White House." -"Library Journal"
"Nuanced... a welcome historical." -"Publishers Weekly "
"A compelling fictional account of Keckley's life." -"Bookpage"
Praise for "Sonoma Rose"
"Chiaverini does an excellent job of describing the lush landscapes of California wine country, while simultaneously painting a touching portrait of the difficulties faced by farming families who must tend to one another, as well as the earth."
--"Publishers Weekly
""Chiaverini has an impressive ability to bring a time and place alive, showcasing the effects of Prohibition on farmers in Sonoma Valley."
--"Romantic Times Book Review
"
"Together the two set out to make a new future for themselves in the wine country of Sonoma Valley in Chiaverini's emotionally compellingtale."
--"Chicago Tribune"
Praise for Jennifer Chiaverini:


"Chiaverini has once again written an intense and beautiful book--so much so that readers will almost hear the hollow echo of the fife and drum as they immerse themselves in every compelling page...Truly unforgettable."
--"BookPage"
"Jennifer Chiaverini's strength is not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting lives and times."
--"New York Journal of Books"


Praise for "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker"
History and its colorful characters come alive. "USA Today"
Required Reading . . . The story of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and Lizzie Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln s seamstress and confidante. After the president s assassination, Keckley created the Mary Todd Lincoln quilt and also a scandalous memoir. A new spin on the story. "New York Post"
Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the first lady s most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante. "Harper s Bazaar"
Chiaverini has drawn a loving portrait of a complex and gifted woman . . . "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker" helps to illuminate the path on which her long and remarkable life led her. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
An example of what Jennifer Chiaverini does so well in her enlightening new historical novel, "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker, "occurs late in the book, when a newly widowed Mary Todd Lincoln shares a letter of condolence from Queen Victoria with her dressmaker, a former slave named Elizabeth Keckley. . . . "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker"vividly imagines how the Civil War touched daily life in Washington. "Washingtonian"
"Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker" is a wonderful novel that covers many topics surrounding the events of the 1860s in Washington and the following decades Any reader interested in President Lincoln, Civil War history, or historical fiction should love this book. Bookreporter.com
All the characters are brilliantly written, and readers will enjoy getting to know them. [Chiaverini] brings to life long-forgotten snapshots of America s past with style, grace and respect. "RT Book Reviews"
A compelling historical novel. "Desert News"
Taking readers through times of war and peace as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary woman, the author brings Civil War Washington to vivid life through her meticulously researched authentic detail. Chiaverini's characters are compelling and accurate; the reader truly feels drawn into the intimate scenes at the White House. "Library Journal"
Nuanced... a welcome historical. "Publishers Weekly "
A compelling fictional account of Keckley s life. "Bookpage"
Praise for "Sonoma Rose"
"Chiaverini does an excellent job of describing the lush landscapes of California wine country, while simultaneously painting a touching portrait of the difficulties faced by farming families who must tend to one another, as well as the earth.
"Publishers Weekly
" Chiaverini has an impressive ability to bring a time and place alive, showcasing the effects of Prohibition on farmers in Sonoma Valley.
"Romantic Times Book Review
"
Together the two set out to make a new future for themselves in the wine country of Sonoma Valley in Chiaverini's emotionally compelling tale.
"Chicago Tribune"

Praise for Jennifer Chiaverini: Chiaverini has once again written an intense and beautiful book so much so that readers will almost hear the hollow echo of the fife and drum as they immerse themselves in every compelling page...Truly unforgettable.
"BookPage" Jennifer Chiaverini s strength is not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting lives and times.
"New York Journal of Books""

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