Friday, July 10, 2015

Sonoma Rose, (Elm Creek Quilts Novels (Dutton Hardcover)) by Jennifer Chiaverini

Read, reviewed, and released in September, 2014

I thought this would be a light "chick lit" romance, but it was deeper, encompassing many difficult themes: domestic violence, adultery, chronic illness, ethnic/cultural clashes. Rosa is forced to leave her abusive husband, and her rescuer is a former lover and father of two of her children. She regrets her former lapses and has vowed to remain true to her morals and the teaching of the church, but they still have feelings for each other. How will this be resolved, and what will her husband do if he finds them?

It is part of the author's "Elm Creek Quilts" series, but stands alone very well (I haven't read any of the others).

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