Another season of Elm Creek Quilt Camp has come to a close, in this 16th novel of Jennifer Chiaverini's unique series, and Bonnie Markham faces a bleak and lonely winter with her quilt shop out of business and her divorce looming. A welcome change arrives when Bonnie's college chum Claire invites her to come out to Hawaii to help her launch a quilter's retreat, where Bonnie discovers new traditions and unexpected friendships.
"With homey details and a strong sense of the connections that bind women, friends, and families, Chiaverini lovingly crafts her tale about a woman stitching together a new life and a new project. Series fans will enjoy this latest entry, and those new to the quilting bee should have no problem finding their groove."—Publishers Weekly
"Trying to recover from a marriage that has gone from bad to worse, Bonnie decides to spend the quilting off-season in Hawaii as a consultant for the new Aloha Quilt Camp in Maui.... The novel offers a wonderful introduction to Hawaii and the unique tradition of Hawaiian quilting. Bonnie meets the heartbreak of her nasty divorce head-on and learns more about life and forgiveness than she ever imagined possible. In the process, she renews an old friendship and makes some wonderful new ones. Chiaverini also introduces tantalizing hints of what will come next for the original Elm Creek Quilters. She continues to expand her cast of interesting and inspirational characters while imparting a wealth of knowledge about the craft of quilting."—Booklist