Different Drummer

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions,perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." ~Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Union Quilters Review

"Union Quilters" by Jennifer Chiaverini was a disappointment to all of us.  We felt that the book was not engaging and that the characters were flat.  Several of us had read other books in the Elm Creek Quilters series which we enjoyed much more.  We know that Chiaverini has the ability to develop characters in depth (because she did in her other books), but in Union Quilters, she failed to do so.  We weren't invested in the characters in this book, so the book failed to sustain our interest.  I had to push myself to keep reading.  The Civil War was the story in this book whereas we would have liked to know more about the characters.  "Union Quilters" is definitely not her best book. ~ Carolyn

1 comment:

Sunshine and Rain said...

There were a couple of us book club members that enjoyed reading about the historical insights and about the Civil War battles, but even in those the characters did seem emotionless and flat.