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Author Chiaverini, Jennifer.
Title Sonoma rose : an Elm Creek quilts novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.
Imprint New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Plume, 2013, ©2012.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PZ4.C4395 So 2013    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  PZ4.C4395 So 2013    AVAILABLE  
Author Chiaverini, Jennifer.
Series Elm Creek quilts novel.
Chiaverini, Jennifer. Elm Creek quilts novel.
Subject Hispanic American women -- California -- Fiction.
Abused wives -- Fiction.
Distilling, Illicit -- Fiction.
Prohibition -- Fiction.
Wineries -- California -- Fiction.
Quiltmakers -- Fiction.
Quilting -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction, American.
Historical fiction, American.
Love stories, American.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction, American.
Fiction.
Description 405, 14 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview. Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease that is now afflicting young Ana and Miguel. Two daughters born of another father are in perfect health. When an act of violence shatters Rosa's resolve to maintain her increasingly dangerous existence, she flees with the children and her precious heirloom quilts to the mesa where she last saw her beloved mother alive. As a flash flood traps them in a treacherous canyon, only one man is brave-or foolhardy-enough to come to their rescue: Lars Jorgenson, Rosa's first love and the father of her healthy daughters. Together they escape to Berkeley, where a leading specialist offers their only hope of saving Ana and Miguel. Here in northern California, they create new identities to protect themselves from Rosa's vengeful husband, the police who seek her for questioning, and the gangsters Lars reported to Prohibition agents-officers representing a department often as corrupt as the Mob itself. Ever mindful that his youthful alcoholism provoked Rosa to spurn him, Lars nevertheless supports Rosa's daring plan to stake their futures on a struggling Sonoma Valley vineyard--despite the recent hardships of local winemakers whose honest labors at viticulture have, through no fault of their own, become illegal.
Note Includes excerpt from author's: Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker.
ISBN 9780452298996 (trade pbk.)
0452298997 (trade pbk.)
OCLC # 795167721