Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Sonoma Rose" Review and Give-A-Way

I'm very impressed with Jennifer Chiaverini's new novel, "Sonoma Rose". It is the story of Rosa Diaz Barclay who was first introduced in " The Quilter's Homecoming".

As stated by Jennifer in her press release "SONOMA ROSE picks up at the climax of The Quilter's Homecoming (2007), when Rosa Diaz Barclay flees from her abusive husband with her four children and her childhood sweetheart, Lars Jorgensen. On the run from her husband, his mob associates, and the federal agents investigating his crimes, Rosa and Lars make their way north—first to San Francisco where they seek medical care for two of the children, who suffer from a mysterious ailment that has already claimed the lives of four of their brothers and sisters, and then on to Sonoma County, where they find sanctuary at a vineyard and winery struggling to stay afloat despite the constraints of Prohibition."

"Sonoma Rose" features two quilts , "Road to Triumph Ranch" and "Arboles Valley Star". These are included among the few belongings that Rosa takes when she flees from her husband. They are cherished by Rosa as they represent a reminder of her heritage and family.

The novel is very well written, the characters are strong and well developed. You are immediately drawn into the relationship between Rosa and her husband, so much so that you are rooting for Rosa from the very beginning as well as the welfare of her children. As I read, I could see her strength and courage develop.

"Sonoma Rose" was a very good novel, one I would highly recommend to readers who enjoy a blend of history and fiction.

I hope you all have a chance to read "Sonoma Rose"... I'm sure that you will enjoy it as much as I did!

And now for the "Sonoma Rose" Give-A-Way...

I am very excited to offer you this give-a-way, sponsored by Dutton Publishing.  If you are the winner, your e-mail and mailing address will be forwarded to Dutton as your copy of 'Sonoma Rose will be sent to you directly from the publication department!

Please leave your comment on this post to be entered in the drawing.  I have deleted the word verification to make it easier to leave comments.

Last day to enter this give-a-way will be next Tuesday, February 28th at midnight. Winner will be drawn by the Random Number Generator and posted on Leap Day, February 29th!

Good Luck... and a HUGE thank you to Dutton Publishing for making this give-a-way possible!

Hugs,

Elaine

28 comments:

quiltma said...

Oh I hope being the first makes me lucky, I so want to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sue said...

Your description has already drawn me in!
Really sounds like a good read.

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C said...

I love Jennifer Chiavarini! I would love to read this book to find out what happens to Lars and Rosa.

Caron Mosey - Michigan Quilts! said...

I love Jennifer Chiaverini's books and look forward to reading Sonoma Rose. Looking forward to your giveaway!

Rilene said...

I would love to read this book that follows "The Quilter's Homecoming" that I was engrossed in a few months ago! Thanks!

Stitches said...

I love Jennifer's books and I think I have read all of them. Would love to win this new one..and I'm happy to see you back blogging again..

Anonymous said...

Would love to win. I have read all of the books in the series.

Charlotte S.

Pat from Florida said...

I love all of Jennifer's books and can't wait to get this one.

Mary said...

I'd love to win the book. And thank you for deleting the word verification! Having it turned off is such a help when leaving comments.

Sharon said...

I've read about 10 of her books, this one sounds really good too! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

Lindah said...

Sonoma Rose sounds like a very interesting read; historical fiction is a favorite. The title sounds like it should have a song to go with it. Thanks for holding the giveaway.

vivianjane said...

I've read all the others so I definitely would like this one! Very cool they sponsored this.
Jane

Me and My Stitches said...

I love her books and can't wait to read this one - I've seen nothing but good reviews!

quiltmom said...

I really like Jennifer's books- I have read them all and enjoyed them.
Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway. I am sure it will be another great book.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Craftluver Marianna said...

Hi Elaine, I just saw the book in an online shop and thought I had to add this one to my long wishlist! I hope I might win one day something and this would be a good time to win! I love Jennifer's books! Thanks for you short explanation of the story! Well summarised!

Rosa Robichaud said...

Would LOVE to win this book! I've never read her books.... yet.

*s*

Rosa Robichaud
robich@rogers.com

Anonymous said...

I love her books and didn't realize she had another new one out. It looks and sounds wonderful
Please enter me.
Hugs
Carolyn
nwwstitcher@yahoo.com

Ronnie said...

I love her books, when I read them I feel transported back in time. Thanks for sharing!

Grammy said...

I have all of Jennifer's books and love them. She is such an engaging author-really draws you into her books! I can't wait for this one to come out. Thanks for a chance to win it!

Deb said...

I've not read any of this author's books although I see them all over the blogosphere! I've tried winning a copy...so here goes another try! Thanks so much!

bertiequilts said...

I would love to win the book of course.. I love Jennifer's books.

Mary said...

Would love to win this book. I have started reading these books, and am loving them. Thank you for the chance.

teresa said...

Elaine ~ I would love to win ~ I have all of Jennifer's books!

Anonymous said...

Jennifer`s books are so good.Would love to read Sonoma Rose. Sheri sherarlen@cox.net

Debbie said...

I have all of Jennifer's novels (just got the 18th) and would love to win Sonoma Rose, the 19th! Thanks, Elaine.

dianne said...

me, too - what they all said!

dianne said...

me, too - what they all said!