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My review may contain some spoilers, so if you just want to enter the giveaway for the book I decided to give those details first. Please leave a comment with what you are currently reading. The giveaway will close Friday morning.
On to my review.
The book tells the individual stories of five ladies that have come together for a week to make quilts for project Linus. I think that Ms. Chiaverini was trying to show how there no matter what your circumstances, there is always something you can do to help. While I agree with that, I found most of the book to be rather depressing. All the stories had hope and cheerful elements, but to me there was a thread of sadness through the stories. The stories did feel real to me though...maybe that's what many lives feel like right now with the economic depression along with the normal sadnesses that can be found in life. The good news is that things get mostly resolved in the last ten pages, which I found to be a little too convenient. Overall I'd probably give the book a 2.5 on a scale from 1 to 5, where a 2 is "I'm not sure why I finished that book" and a 3 is "that was a decent book."
The other very minor thing that disappointed me was the front cover. In the last book I read, Ms. Chiavernin's characters saw lots of different quilt blocks, referred to them by name, and then I could look to see what they looked like on the cover. In this book the blocks weren't mentioned. I sort of understand why some of them were shown on the front cover, but some I have no idea.
I was not compensated for this review and all opinions expressed here are (obviously) my own. If you would like a chance to tell me that it is really a heartwarming story of people overcoming adversity, enter the giveaway!