The Aloha Quilt (Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 16)
The Aloha Quilt - Elm Creek Quilts, Bk 16 Author:Jennifer Chiaverini Another season of Elm Creek Quilt Camp has come to a close, and Bonnie Markham faces a bleak and lonely winter ahead, with her quilt shop out of business and her divorce looming. A welcome escape comes when Claire, a beloved college friend, unexpectedly invites her to Maui to help launch an exciting new business: a quilter's retreat set at a... more » bed and breakfast amid the vibrant colors and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands. Soon Bonnie finds herself looking out on sparkling waters and banyan trees, planning quilting courses, and learning the history and intricacies of Hawaiian quilting, all the while helping Claire run the inn.
As Bonnie's adventure unfolds, it quickly becomes clear that Claire's new business isn't the only excitement in store for her. Her cheating, soon-to-be ex-husband decides he wants her stake in Elm Creek Quilts, which threatens not only her financial well-being but her dearest friendships as well. Luckily she has the artistic challenge of creating her own unique Hawaiian quilt pattern to distract her -- and new friends like Hinano Paoa, owner of the Na Mele Hawai'i Music Shop, who introduces Bonnie to the fascinating traditions of Hawaiian culture and reminds her that love can be found when and where you least expect it.« less
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Latest installment in the Elk Creek Quilt series - very good. One of the founders travels to Hawaii to assist an old friend in setting up a new quilting camp. Interesting look at new beginnings, forgiveness and friendships!
This was the first book in the series that I read and I enjoyed it so much I tracked down all the others. The series is refreshing and realistic in many ways. I enjoyed the history and the intertwining stories between the books.