"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies" Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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!