A STITCH IN TIME (THE QUILT
New York : Scholastic, 1994.
Rinaldi is well known for her well researched historical fiction. In this
book, we are introduced to the Chelmsford family from Salem, Massachusetts.
The United States is a new country and the people of Salem are picking
up the pieces after the war for independence. The Chelmsford family is
a prominent family in town but few know what life is really like for the
children. Young Cabot spends his days prowling around the docks talking
with the sailors. Abby is in love with a man who her father has forbidden
her to see. Lawrence is being forced to go West with his father. And young
Thankful is growing spoiled and wild. Hannah has tried to raise her sisters
and brothers since their mother's death but she feels the family is falling
to pieces. Maybe that's why she turned down Louis' marriage proposal. She
needs to stay and piece her family together -- much like she is piecing
together her patchwork quilt. Can Hannah hold the family together? Should
she even try? Find out in A STITCH IN TIME. Follow the family through the
other titles in this series.
Family life -- Fiction
Quilting -- Fiction
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction
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