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Ada Bell Harper Maescher (January 24, 1868 – September 2, 1939) was an American club woman and president of the De Luxe Building Company, a home building and architecture design firm. She was one of the most successful women contractors in the United States during the early 1920s. Early life Ada Bell Harper Maescher was born on January 24, 1868 in Ripley County, Indiana, the daughter of Dr. William R. Harper (1825–1886) and Luvicy Hughes (1827–1902). Career Maescher published five books on building industry and was founder, and for seventeen years president, of the De Luxe Building Company, a home building and architecture design firm. She was among United States' most successful women contractors during the early 1920s. At the beginning of the 20th century, the De Luxe Building Co. used trade catalogs to propose different option to potential buyers like: "Kozy-homes", a selection of artistic little houses designed to meet the demands of those seeking plans for economical homes with the maximum convenience, and "Plan-kraft", homes for progressive people who wish to build homes that were different, Swiss chalets and Japanese architectures. In 1922, Maescher organized the De Luxe Film Company to produce a propaganda picture, Night Life in Hollywood, which would show the "real" living conditions in the film capital. Instead of depicting Hollywood as a lurid, sensual Babylon, with its reported debauches of depravity and wickedness, it was shown as a model city, beautiful and attractive, and populated with home-loving people. The film cost approximately $100,000 ($1.62 million in today's money). She then planned the Los Angeles permanent grand opera; as first step toward this target she financed the presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Aida which was given at the Hollywood Bowl in 1923. Personal life Maescher moved to California in 1906 and lived at 4652 Mascot St., Los Angeles, California. She married Victor Emanuel Maescher (1874–1938) and had one daughter, Roxye Mae Thompson Paddison (1887–1972). She was interested in Nature and Preservation of Bird Life, and was a member of the Southern California Nature Club, Audubon Society, and Cooper Ornithological Club.She died on September 2, 1939, and was buried with her husband at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale). References External links Ada Bell Maescher at Find a Grave . Discover the Ada Bell popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Ada Bell books.

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The Winding Ways Quilt book summary, reviews and downlod

The Winding Ways Quilt

4.5/5$13.99

Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues with The Winding Ways Quilt, in which the arrival of newcomers into the circle of quilters heralds unexpected jo...

The Christmas Boutique book summary, reviews and downlod

The Christmas Boutique

4/5$12.99

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with a delightful Christmas-themed installment in her beloved Elm Creek Quilts series—a captivating, heartwarming tale sure to...

Round Robin book summary, reviews and downlod

Round Robin

4.5/5$13.99

Jennifer Chiaverini’s bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series began with The Quilter’s Apprentice and continues with Round Robin—the name for a quilt stitched by many hand...

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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters and Switchboard Soldiers unveils the private lives of President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mar...

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The Quilter’s Ghost

4/5$1.99

On a brisk and blustery Halloween night, Sylvia and the Elm Creek Quilters gather at Elm Creek Manor, where Sylvia’s sister-in-law, Agnes, shares an unsettling story from Bergstrom fa...

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The Cross-Country Quilters

4.5/5$12.99

Readers of The Quilter’s Apprentice and Round Robin have been enchanted by Elm Creek Quilt Camp, where women gather each year for quilting, friendship, and f...

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The Women's March

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with The Women’s March, an enthralling historical novel of the women’s suffrage movement inspired by three courage...

To Be an Elm Creek Quilter book summary, reviews and downlod

To Be an Elm Creek Quilter

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To celebrate the release of Circle of Quilters, the 9th novel in the Elm Creek Quilts series, Jennifer Chiaverini launched a quilt block design contest to her fans. The block that best captu...

Circle of Quilters book summary, reviews and downlod

Circle of Quilters

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The ninth book in Jennifer Chiaverini's bestselling series—when two of Elm Creek Quilts’ founding members decide to leave the fold, who can possibly take their place in the circle of ...

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Le donne dell'orchestra rossa

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“Jennifer Chiaverini ci regala la storia, documentata e coinvolgente, di un gruppo di donne che non volle abbassare la testa, in un’esplorazione intima e allo stesso tempo storicament...

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Resistance Women

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One of BookBub's best historical novels of the year and Oprah magazine's buzziest books of the month. From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmak...

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Enchantress of Numbers

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Switchboard Soldiers illuminates the life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord...

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A Quilter's Holiday

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The Elm Creek Quilters are home for the holidays in this heartwarming Christmas story from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini.For the Elm Creek Q...

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The Union Quilters

4/5$11.99

"Chiaverini has once again written an intense and beautiful book-so much so that readers will almost hear the hollow echo of the fife and drum as they immerse themselves in every compe...

The Quilter's Homecoming book summary, reviews and downlod

The Quilter's Homecoming

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Young newlyweds Elizabeth and Henry must find a connection between the past and the future in order to build a prosperous life on the Triumph Ranch in this Roaring Twenties tale of boom a...

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The Runaway Quilt

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The fourth book in the popular Elm Creek Quilts series explores a question that has long captured the imagination of quilters and historians alike: Did stationmasters of the Underground R...

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The Master Quilter

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In this heartwarming novel about the meaning of friendship, the Elm Creek quilters pay tribute to their beloved matriarch and the bridal quilt that will be stitched in her honor.

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The Spymistress

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini is back with another enthralling historical novel set during the Civil War era, this time inspired by the life of “a true Un...

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Christmas Bells

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells,” by Henry Wad...

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The Quilter's Kitchen

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In The Quilter’s Kitchen, Anna Del Maso revisits the kitchens of Elm Creek Manor, past and present. As she records beloved recipes and creates original dishes seasoned with love,...

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L'incantatrice dei numeri

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Unica figlia legittima di Lord Byron, il più brillante, riverito e scandaloso dei poeti romantici, Ada era destinata alla fama molto prima della sua nascita. Ma sua madre, la matemat...

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts book summary, reviews and downlod

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts

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The New York Times–bestselling author of the Elm Creek Quilts Novels shares 140 block patterns so you can make your own version of this heirloom quilt!   Ce...

The New Year's Quilt book summary, reviews and downlod

The New Year's Quilt

4.5/5$11.99

As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sy...

The Lost Quilter book summary, reviews and downlod

The Lost Quilter

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Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson treasures an antique quilt called by three names -- Birds in the Air, after its pattern; the Runaway Quilt, after the woman who sewed it; and the E...

The Wedding Quilt book summary, reviews and downlod

The Wedding Quilt

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The New York Times bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series continues, with a novel that celebrates one of America's most romantic and enduring traditions.Sarah McClu...

An Elm Creek Quilts Companion book summary, reviews and downlod

An Elm Creek Quilts Companion

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A beautiful keepsake volume to accompany the beloved New York Times bestselling seriesOver the course of the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series, readers have expre...

The Quilter's Apprentice book summary, reviews and downlod

The Quilter's Apprentice

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Jennifer Chiaverini’s bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series starts with The Quilter’s Apprentice, a timeless tale of family, friendship, and forgiveness as two women weave the di...

La sarta di Mary Lincoln book summary, reviews and downlod

La sarta di Mary Lincoln

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1860. Novembre. Mancano poche ore al risultato delle elezioni per il sedicesimo presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America e a Washington la tensione è altissima. Le strade brulicano di uomini ...

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Fates and Traitors

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker and Switchboard Soldiers returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the ...

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The Christmas Quilt

4/5$7.99

A heartwarming rendition of how Christmas traditions at Elm Creek Manor were created—and embellished—over generations.When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the ...

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The Aloha Quilt

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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 we...

The Quilter's Legacy book summary, reviews and downlod

The Quilter's Legacy

4/5$12.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln'’s Dressmaker and the Elm Creek Quilts series comes a moving novel following a daughter’s search for he...

Elm Creek Quilts book summary, reviews and downlod

Elm Creek Quilts

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12 quilt projects based on the bestselling Elm Creek Quilts novels.

Return To Elm Creek book summary, reviews and downlod

Return To Elm Creek

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Get reacquainted with your favorite characters from the Elm Creek Quilts series while browsing through a dozen brand-new quilts designed by best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini.

The Sugar Camp Quilt book summary, reviews and downlod

The Sugar Camp Quilt

4/5$13.99

With Jennifer Chiaverini's trademark historical suspense, The Sugar Camp Quilt blends danger, courage, and romance into a novel of antebellum America.History is thi...

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival book summary, reviews and downlod

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

4/5$9.99

The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters and Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker reveals Mary Todd Lincoln’s very public socia...

Mrs. Lincoln varrónője book summary, reviews and downlod

Mrs. Lincoln varrónője

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Elizabeth Keckley rabszolgasorba születik, ahonnan kitartó szorgalma és tehetsége révén sikerül kivásárolnia magát. Ezután nemcsak hogy a washingtoni elit legfelkapottabb varrón...

Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters book summary, reviews and downlod

Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters

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“A fascinating glimpse into the women of an influential family on the front lines of some of the most important moments of that indelible time."--BooklistThe New York Time...

As mulheres da orquestra vermelha. book summary, reviews and downlod

As mulheres da orquestra vermelha.

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Depois do casamento de Mildred Fish, uma estudante de pós-graduação do Wisconsin, com o brilhante economista alemão, Arvid Harnack, ela acompanha-o de bom grado até à sua terra natal,...

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The Loyal Union Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts

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Stitch a piece of history with patterns for making your own quilt inspired by the New York Times–bestselling series!   Inspired by Jennifer Chiaverini’s be...

Switchboard Soldiers book summary, reviews and downlod

Switchboard Soldiers

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From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a bold, revelatory novel about one of the great untold stories of World War I—the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps,...

The Giving Quilt book summary, reviews and downlod

The Giving Quilt

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“Why do you give?” asks Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson Cooper in The Giving Quilt, the New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s artful, inspiri...

Harriet’s Journey from Elm Creek Quilts book summary, reviews and downlod

Harriet’s Journey from Elm Creek Quilts

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Jennifer Chiaverini of the Elm Creek Quilts series shares a new 100-block sampler quilt pattern inspired by her best-selling novel! Step-by-step instructions to traditionally piece or founda...

The Fabric Diary and The Runner's Quilt book summary, reviews and downlod

The Fabric Diary and The Runner's Quilt

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Two short stories by the New York Times best-selling author of the Elm Creek Quilts series, Jennifer Chiaverini. In “The Fabric Diary,” the new owner of a Manhattan bed-and-breakfast dis...

Sonoma Rose book summary, reviews and downlod

Sonoma Rose

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From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a powerful and dramatic Prohibition-era story that follows the fortunes of Rosa Diaz Barclay, a woman who plunges int...

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule book summary, reviews and downlod

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Switchboard Soldiers imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general...

Las mujeres de la orquesta roja book summary, reviews and downlod

Las mujeres de la orquesta roja

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El círculo clandestino que combatió a Hitler desde el corazón del Berlín nazi. Mildred Fish, una joven recién graduada, se casa con el brillante economista alemán Arvid Harnack, a...

Best Seller Ada Bell Audio Books of June 2022

The Christmas Boutique MP3 Audiobook

The Christmas Boutique

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Twenty years after the publication of The Quilter’s Apprentice, the novel that launched the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns w...

The New Year's Quilt MP3 Audiobook

The New Year's Quilt

Fiction$16.99

As each holiday season approaches, some revel in welcoming the New Year ahead; others quietly mourn the passing of time gone by. "We can't hold on to the past," says Master Quilter Sylvia Co...

Christmas Bells MP3 Audiobook

Christmas Bells

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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas past and present with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Lo...

Quilter's Apprentice MP3 Audiobook

Quilter's Apprentice

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An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure take...

Resistance Women MP3 Audiobook

Resistance Women

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, an enthralling historical saga that recreates the danger, romance, and sacrifice of an era and brings to life one c...

The Women's March MP3 Audiobook

The Women's March

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini returns with The Women’s March, an enthralling historical novel of the woman’s suffrage movement inspired by three co...

Round Robin MP3 Audiobook

Round Robin

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Popular author Jennifer Chiaverini fashions a touching story from her beloved Elm Creek Quilts series. Deciding to surprise master quilter Sylvia Compson, the quilters pass a work-in-progres...

Aloha Quilt MP3 Audiobook

Aloha Quilt

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Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini has captivated fans around the world with her beloved Elm Creek Quilts novels, which have even spawned a line of fabrics inspired by the series. In th...

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker MP3 Audiobook

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini has a gift for transporting listeners into the past for riveting explorations of how seemingly ordinary women overcome extraordi...

Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters MP3 Audiobook

Mrs. Lincoln's Sisters

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“A fascinating glimpse into the women of an influential family on the front lines of some of the most important moments of that indelible time."—BooklistThe New Yor...

Quilter's Holiday MP3 Audiobook

Quilter's Holiday

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The Elm Creek Quilters are home for the holidays in this heartwarming Christmas story from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. For the Elm Creek Quilter...

The Cross Country Quilters MP3 Audiobook

The Cross Country Quilters

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In this entry from the popular series, five women meet at quilt camp and embark upon a project together. Over the next year, each woman must tackle a personal difficulty before adding her se...

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule MP3 Audiobook

Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

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In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom’s abolitionist family refus...

The Quilter's Legacy MP3 Audiobook

The Quilter's Legacy

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Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini charms her many fans with her engaging Elm Creek Quilts novels. In The Quilter’s Legacy, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson resolves to find several heirlo...

The Union Quilters MP3 Audiobook

The Union Quilters

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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s beloved Elm Creek Quilts series here takes listeners back to the Civil War for a powerful tale of husbands, wives, and a nation tor...

The Master Quilter MP3 Audiobook

The Master Quilter

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The Elm Creek Quilters are as surprised as anyone when their beloved matriarch, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, marries her sweetheart, Andrew, at a festive holiday gathering at her ancestral home...

The Wedding Quilt MP3 Audiobook

The Wedding Quilt

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Author Jennifer Chiaverini’s beloved, heartwarming series continues with this celebration of family and friendship. As the wedding day of Sarah McClure’s daughter Caroline approaches, S...

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival MP3 Audiobook

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

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Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the anteb...

The Lost Quilter MP3 Audiobook

The Lost Quilter

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Best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini, herself an accomplished quilter, has won a devoted fan following with her heartwarming Elm Creek Quilts novels. With her deep understanding of intric...

Enchantress of Numbers MP3 Audiobook

Enchantress of Numbers

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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini illuminates the fascinating life of Ada Byron King, Countess of Lovelace—Lord Byron's daughter, the world's first computer pro...

The Spymistress MP3 Audiobook

The Spymistress

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Born to slave-holding aristocracy in Richmond, Virginia, and educated by Northern Quakers, Elizabeth Van Lew was a paradox of her time. When her native state seceded in April 1861, Van Lew's...

Sonoma Rose MP3 Audiobook

Sonoma Rose

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New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s delightful Elm Creek Quilts series features strong women who face life head-on and chronicle their triumphs and tragedies in...

Circle of Quilters MP3 Audiobook

Circle of Quilters

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When Elm Creek Quilts announces openings for two new teachers, quilters everywhere are vying to land the prestigious post. The impending departure of two founding members means untold change...

The Giving Quilt MP3 Audiobook

The Giving Quilt

Fiction$19.99

Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts novels are as lovingly crafted and heartwarming as the homemade quilts featured prominently in each story. The milestone 20th entry in this charming se...

Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth MP3 Audiobook

Fates and Traitors: A Novel of John Wilkes Booth

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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker returns with a riveting work of historical fiction following the notorious John Wilkes Booth and the four wom...

The Runaway Quilt MP3 Audiobook

The Runaway Quilt

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In this intriguing novel, master quilter Sylvia Compson comes across an heirloom quilt that muddles her heritage. She's always believed her ancestors were active in the Underground Railroad-...

The Sugar Camp Quilt MP3 Audiobook

The Sugar Camp Quilt

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History is thick with secrets in The Sugar Camp Quilt, seventh in the beloved Elm Creek Quilts series from bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. Set in Creek's Crossing,...

The Christmas Quilt MP3 Audiobook

The Christmas Quilt

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When Christmas Eve comes to Elm Creek Manor, the tenor of the holiday is far from certain. Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, the Master Quilter, has her own reasons for preferring a quiet, even subd...

The Winding Ways Quilt MP3 Audiobook

The Winding Ways Quilt

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Quilters have flocked to Elm Creek Manor to learn from Master Quilter Sylvia Compson and her expert colleagues. There's Sarah, Sylvia's onetime apprentice who's paired her quilting accomplis...

The Quilter's Homecoming MP3 Audiobook

The Quilter's Homecoming

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Jennifer Chiaverini's popular Elm Creek Quilts series has been an international hit. The year is 1924. Elizabeth loves Elm Creek, but she's also dreamed of traveling the world. When her belo...

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