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Friday, February 24, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway: SONOMA ROSE: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel‏


Last year, Jennifer Chiaverini’s The Wedding Quilt was published and quickly was placed on the New York Times bestseller.  This year, her newest novel in the Elm Creek Quilts series, SONOMA ROSE has just been released.  Here is the press announcement:

Sonoma Rose
An Elm Creek Quilts Novel

 
The 1920s evokes indelible cultural motifs—the Jazz Age, Modernism, Prohibition—and
inspired heralded literature—from the interwar disillusionment explored in The Great Gatsby
 or The Sun Also Rises to the strong women portrayed in Alice Adams or Main Street.
But in recently published fiction, this time period has rarely been explored.
  
Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, is one of few writers
working today to demonstrate equal mastery of contemporary and historical fiction. In 2011,
she published two New York Times bestselling novels—The Union Quilters, a Civil-War-era
chronicle of life behind Northern lines, and The Wedding Quilt, a twenty-first-century
celebration of one of America’s most enduring and romantic traditions. In SONOMA ROSE
(On sale: February 21, 2012), Chiaverini turns her imaginative powers to the story of how
one woman’s courage and vision wrought true change, for her family and for herself. 

Rosa Diaz Barclay is touched by the criminality surrounding Prohibition when she
unwittingly discovers that her husband, John, has given over the duties of their
Southern California rye farm in favor of armed bootlegging. Fearing the safety of her four
beloved children, Rosa flees, with little more than a suitcase filled with John’s ill-gotten gains
and her heirloom quilts. Accompanying Rosa is her true love, Lars Jorgensen, a good but
flawed man who is the father of two of her children.

Together, the six travel north to San Francisco, seeking not only refuge from danger, but a cure
for two of the children, who suffer from a mysterious wasting disease. A beneficent doctor orders
 a special diet and a rural convalescence for which Rosa and Lars, under assumed names, hire on
at a Sonoma County vineyard. There, the devotion of the Italian-American community to the
craft of viticulture—which through no fault of their own, has become illegal—inspires Rosa
to acquire a vineyard of her own, even as she discovers firsthand its inherent hardships
and dangers winemakers face in such turbulent times.

As Rose, she creates a personal and professional identity that she would never have dared
imagine at the opening of her tale, one that brings great honor—and beauty—to all who
surround her. As the New York Journal of Books has written, “Jennifer Chiaverini’s strength is
not only writing strong female characters, but also placing them in interesting life and
times.” SONOMA ROSE is a triumph on both fronts.

About the Author:
Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, as well as
five collections of quilt projects inspired by the novels. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and
 the University of Chicago, she lives with her husband and sons in Madison, Wisconsin. For
more information, please visit www.elmcreek.net.

Jennifer is also currently on a booktour that takes her to many bookstores and libraries across the country.
•  Friday, February 24 — Hudson, OH
• Saturday, February 25 — Collegeville, PA
• Sunday, February 26 — Gurnee, IL
• Monday, February 27 — Libertyville, IL and Mequon, WI
• Thursday, March 1 — Petaluma, CA
• Friday, March 2 — Corte Madera, CA
• Saturday, March 3 — Thousand Oaks, CA
• Saturday, March 10 — Oconomowoc, WI

For book tour locations, dates, and times, please see the Events page on Jennifer's website: http://elmcreek.net/events.
If you are able to attend one of her book signings, she is also giving away limited edition sonoma Rose pins for each copy of Sonoma Rose that you have her sign, while supplies last. This pin features two original quilt blocks, Sanoma Rose and Arboles Valley Star.



Did I mention a giveaway?  Yes, Jennifer's publisher has generously offered to ship a free copy of Sonoma Rose to a follower of SewCalGal who is a resident in the US or Canada.  To enter to win, simply leave a comment on this post and I'll randomly select and announce the lucky winner next Friday.

Want to increase your chances of winning, by extra entries?  If so, please leave an additional comment for any/all of the following that you want to claim:
For Twitter users:
1) Follow @jchiaverini on Twitter.
2) Follow @duttonbooks on Twitter
2) Tweet a comment about this giveaway and include @duttonbooks, @chiaverini and @SewCalGal
Here is a sample tweet:  "Win a copy of Sonoma Rose, newest novel in the Elm Creek Quilts by @jchiverini, published by @duttonbooks at http://tinyurl.com/8666azc "





The winner of the giveaway from last week is  Connie (Quilting by the River)  And they will receive a copy of "Nature's Beauty in Applique': Pretty and Practical Projects", by Susan Taylor Probst, published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place.


115 comments:

Denise in PA said...

Yay! I love JCs books. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

nlcalendar said...

Love that pin, what a great compliment to Jennifer's book. Would love to win, thanks for the giveaway. Marilyn

Kristen said...

What a very pretty pin! :)

Becky said...

I've loved reading this series. I heard Jennifer at a guild meeting several years ago. It was a delight to meet her. Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

Yvonne said...

I love Jennifer's Elm Creek novels and can't wait to read this one.

Deb said...

What a great give-away! Wonderful books!

beaquilter said...

I'd love to win this.... I don't twitter ;-(

landscapelady said...

I'm an avid reader but have never read her books...... Yet:-)

landscapelady said...

I am now following Jennifer on twitter

landscapelady said...

Following dutton books on twitter, looks like they have lots of giveaways often - cool,

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Now that would be a nice win....thank you

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'd love a copy of this book. I don't Twitter, but, I DO follow Jennifer's web site. I even received an email last week (or so) about the release of this book. Jennifer is only a few hours away from me.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Would love to win....I don't Tweet either.

Carl said...

This is such a great series, I'd really like to win a copy.
I follow your blog through GFC but just in case here's my email
carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx
I also follow Jennifer and Dutton on twitter, my handle is @carlrscott,
and I Tweeted about the giveaway
https://twitter.com/#!/carlrscott/status/173121607500447746
Thanks for hosting this event.
Have a great weekend!

Brenda said...

I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

Rita E in AZ said...

Thank you for a chance to win a copy of Jennifer's newest book

KatieQ said...

I've read a few of her books and enjoyed them.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed every one of Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek novels. How exciting to know that she is coming out with another book soon. I would love to win my own copy of Sonoma Rose. Thank you for giving me a chance to win it.
Charlotte B.
charlottebetts@yahoo.com

Diane Wild said...

Jennifer's books are wonderful. I missed "The Wedding Quilt" but will catch up with that soon. Thanks for the chance to win her newest.

Pippa Parsons said...

I follow @jchiaverini on Twitter.

Pippa Parsons said...

I follow @duttonbooks on Twitter

Pippa Parsons said...

I love her books, need to win this one :)

Pippa Parsons said...

I tweeted about it here https://twitter.com/#!/me0wp00/status/173130027087560705

Soileddov@aol.com said...

Love Jennifer's books. Heard her speak at a quilt show in Oakland, CA. This book would be the perfect birthday present to me!

KaHolly said...

Like everyone else, I've loved this series! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of her new book! ~karen

Lee said...

Looks like a wonderful book! thanks for the giveaway!

Quilt or Dye said...

I would love to get the book!

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this great book.

Kathryn said...

I love all Jennifer's books, as does my quilt guild. I'd share it with them if I won. Kathie L in Allentown

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this - have several of her books already - can't put them down once I start reading one! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Pat
Babcia 2008 at ymail dot com

The Village Queen said...

Love her books!

Deb said...

I love her books!

Hilachas said...

I've been wanting to read the new book. I've even checked my local library but they don't have it in yet so I'd love to win my own copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

pburketb said...

Sounds like a great book.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I have read everyone of Jennifer's books and look forward to this newest one. I don't Twitter so this will be my only entry. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

Regina said...

Wish she was coming near me - really enjoy her writing.

Linda said...

`I have read all of Jennifer's book. I am anxious to read her newest one!

Nana B said...

I am reading The Wedding Quilt now. Yesterday I was able to borrow it from our local library.

Doreen said...

Would love one of Jennifer's books. Count me in!!

Cornwoman said...

I have many of JC's books, and have read the others through my library. I would love to win a copy of her newest book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Cecelia said...

I would love to have this book! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

Dar said...

I have read all of Jennifer's book to date and would love to win her latest book. Please toss my name in the hat. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

Kathy H said...

Thanks for the chance to win one of Jennifer's books. I really enjoy reading her books.

Suzanne said...

I appreciate the chance to win one of Jennifer's books.

Wivi said...

I'd love to have a copy of that book.

Nancy said...

I've been enjoying her books so much and am looking forward to reading about quilts in the '20s.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love her books! blessings, marlene

Joan and Kevin said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

I would love to read one of these books, but I haven't yet. Thanks for a chance to win.

Bev in TX said...

I enjoy the Elm Creek books. Thanks for this giveaway.

Richard Healey said...

Cool put me in.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://trackmyshows.com

Patty D from NC said...

I've enjoyed the book series and would love to win. thanks.

Jo said...

I'd love to read from a new author (to me that is)... nothing better than finding something new! I don't twitter, but I do follow you obviously!

Rosa Robichaud said...

Guess what?!?!?

I've never read any of Jennifer's books and would LOVE to win one!!!

2nd Guess what?!?!?

My name's "Rosa", too!

*VBG*

Hoping you pick MOI.....

Tks!

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

Shelley said...

I love Jennifer's stories. Please throw my name in the hat:)

Mom C said...

Love to have one of the firsts. come on Mr Random. Thanks.

Janet said...

I'd love to win a copy - thanks for the chance!

Michele said...

I have some of the series, my own Santa brought them to me, and I hope to eventually have the entire set. Thanks for the opportunity to win the newest release.

Lorri said...

I just discovered Jennifers books last year and currently on the Wedding Quilt. Would love to win!

Renate said...

I have a number of the Elem Creek novels and enjoyed each and every one of them. I would so love to win this new one, but it I don't, I'll be on my way to the bookstore to get my copy. Got my fingers and toes crossed.

quiltmania said...

What a fun giveaway. I would love to win the book. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I love this series of books. Jennifer is such a great storyteller.

LesQuilts said...

I've read all of Jennifer's books and I cant wait to read this one too!
Thanks for particpating in the giveaway!
Take care, Leslie

sandra said...

I love her books and have read them all but this one but can hardly wait. Thanks for chance to win. Blessings Sandra

Rachel said...

I have read all of Jennifer's books and would love to win this one. Thanks for the opportunity! Rachel

SeeingStars said...

I've enjoyed all her books so far. It's fun to read a mix historical fiction with quilts. I like the contemporary settings too - all the stories' friendships are encouraging. What a fun give-away!

scottylover said...

I love her books! Please count me in! I don't Twitter, (or is it tweet?) so I can't do any of the other entries. It only takes one to win, though! :)

Thanks for the chance!
Sandy A

Kristin said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book. I love to read and mix in quilts, yaa hoo.

quiltma said...

I love Jennifer's books. I feel like I should be able to go visit or call the characters when I'm reading. Can't wait to read this one.

Martha said...

Two other friends are anxiously waiting to read this book. I want to read it also. Hope I win.

Sewgirl said...

I have read all of Jennifers books, and can't wait to read this one!

lynda said...

This is one of my favorite series. I would love a chance to win thanks so much!

Deanna said...

Love the elm creek books, and looks like this will be another winner.
Would love the new book.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

I love the Elm Creek books! Would love to win one for my summer reading coming up!

Julie said...

I love her books. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

jrwork said...

Love the Elm Creek series...thanks for the giveaway.

Quilt Kitty said...

I have just finished reading The Wedding Quilt from the Elm Creek series so would love to read this new book by Jennifer.

æble said...

I just started one of her other books this week and love it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of her latest book.

Jeanne said...

I enjoy any book about about quilting, especially Elm Creek novels.

krisgray said...

Great giveaway. My grandma and I read this series.

pcflamingo said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love this series of her books.

Lynn said...

Love Jennifer Chiaverini books and would love to win this book.

Deb said...

I've never read any of her books before but have been trying to win a copy on lots of blogs! Maybe this is the time!

Cathy said...

I have 10 of her books in my "Quilt" library and hope to eventually have them all..love them! Chance to win her newest..priceless!!
CathyC in Alberta

Christine said...

I am a big fan of Jennifer chiaverini! I have read them all! Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna Joy said...

This book sounds great. She sounds like an author I need to add to my must read list. Thanks for giveaway.

momssewingroom said...

I love all Jennifer's books. Thanks for the giveaway.

Purl Buttons said...

I would very much like a copy.

Fran said...

This is a series that I need to start reading, this one sounds particularly interesting, as I just spent a vacation in Sonoma and loved it!

teachpany said...

I LOVE Jennifer Chiaverini's books. Thanks fo the review. I hadn't had a chance to read the first chapter on elmcreek.net. I'm really looking forward to this book.

teachpany said...

I'm now following Jennifer on Twitter. Thanks again!

teachpany said...

I'm following Dutton books on Twitter

teachpany said...

I tweeted about this contest. 2 times in case I didn't get it all in the first!lol

Barb said...

Every time I hear or see the title my heart goes pitty pat. Lovely!

Kd Brown said...

So many wonderful ways to enter! I so want to read this book. Jennifer has such a way with words! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Simply quilts by Carol said...

I can't wait until I can get my hands on this book. I love her series and can lose myself in them so deeply. Her pins are beautiful. Although I have yet to own one, I would love one someday!

Gretchen said...

I am currently on the list for this book at the library,

svelder said...

I knew this book would be coming soon, I'd love to win it!

You have a very interesting website!

Patti said...

pick me!

Colleen said...

I'd love to win that book - to add to my Elm Creek collection!

Jen said...

So excited to catch up with my "Friends" in the series! Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love Jennifer's books and look forward to reading the newest one.

mwhite said...

I love these books, would love to win the new one! thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy said...

Loved the Elm Creek Quilt series, can't wait to read Sonoma Rose! Thanks!

Kd Brown said...

I am following Jennifer Chiaverini on Twitter. :)

Kd Brown said...

I'm following Dutton Books on Twitter.

Kd Brown said...

I tweeted about your great giveaway on my Twitter account. :)

Pat from Florida said...

Would love to win! I do follow Jennifer in FB, but not Twitter.

Nancy H. said...

I have enjoyed many of her books and would love to win this one since my son has Celiac and that's what it sounds like the kids in this book have. I am also a quilter. Thanks for the opportunity. humnan444@verizon.net

Lovesgarlic said...

I would love to win this book!

Heather

Diane said...

Love Jennifer's books ... can't wait to read Sonoma Rose! Thanks.

Hilachas said...

I've been hearing about this book and would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

Stitches said...

Would love to win this book, as I have liked everything that Jennifer has written. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I have read several of her books, would love to have this one.....thanks, Kathy

Debbie said...

I have all of Jennifer's other 18 novels and would love to win this one! Thanks, Darlene.