Praise for THE SPYMISTRESS
Readers of historical and inspirational fiction will admire Van Lew s courage and commitment to her principles and the bravery of her ring of spies. -"Booklist"
"'The Spymistress' also does what good historical fiction does - it places you there in history, but also makes you want to find out more about the real person and continue your education." - "Durham Herald-Sun"
Praise for "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
History and its colorful characters come alive. "USA Today "on" Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
Required Reading . . . The story of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and Lizzie Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln s seamstress and confidante. After the president s assassination, Keckley created the Mary Todd Lincoln quilt and also a scandalous memoir. A new spin on the story. "New York Post "on" Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
Jennifer Chiaverini imagines the first lady s most private affairs through the eyes of an unlikely confidante. "Harper s Bazaar "on" Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
Chiaverini has drawn a loving portrait of a complex and gifted woman . . . Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker helps to illuminate the path on which her long and remarkable life led her. "St. Louis Post-Dispatch "on" Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
An example of what Jennifer Chiaverini does so well in her enlightening new historical novel, "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker," occurs late in the book, when a newly widowed Mary Todd Lincoln shares a letter of condolence from Queen Victoria with her dressmaker, a former slave named Elizabeth Keckley. . . . "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker "vividly imagines how the Civil War touched daily life in Washington. "Washingtonian on Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
"Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker" is a wonderful novel that covers many topics surrounding the events of the 1860s in Washington and the following decades Any reader interested in President Lincoln, Civil War history, or historical fiction should love this book. "Bookreporter.com "on" Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
All the characters are brilliantly written, and readers will enjoy getting to know them. [Chiaverini] brings to life long-forgotten snapshots of America s past with style, grace and respect. "RT Book Reviews" on "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker"
Taking readers through times of war and peace as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary woman, the author brings Civil War Washington to vivid life through her meticulously researched authentic detail. Chiaverini's characters are compelling and accurate; the reader truly feels drawn into the intimate scenes at the White House. "Library Journal "on" Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker"
Her thorough research into the time period is reflected abundantly throughout the novel. Jackie s Art Quilts on "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker"
Chiaverini's characters are compelling and accurate. "Library Journal "on "Mrs. Lincoln s Dressmaker"
Praise for Jennifer Chiaverini and the Elm Creek Quilts series: Chiaverini s themes of love, loss, and healing will resonate with many, and her characters stories are inspiring. "Publishers Weekly"
Chiaverini has an impressive ability to bring a time and place alive. " Romantic Times Book Reviews"
Emotionally compelling. " Chicago Tribune "on "Sonoma Rose"
Jennifer Chiaverini has made quite a name for herself with her bestselling Elm Creek Quilts series. From the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties to contemporary settings, these novels have offered suspense, romance, and, at times, in-depth looks into the social, political, and cultural differences that helped shape a nation. "BookPage"
Chiaverini excels at weaving stories and at character development. We can relate to the residents of Elm Creek Valley because they remind us of folks we know a cousin, an aunt, or a grandmother. "Standard-Examiner" (Utah)"show more