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A Quilt for Christmas

A Quilt for Christmas

A Novel

Sandra Dallas

St. Martin's Press

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In Sandra Dallas' novel A Quilt for Christmas, it is 1864 and Eliza Spooner's husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, leaving her with their two children and in charge of their home and land. Eliza is confident that he will return home, and she helps pass the months making a special quilt to keep Will warm during his winter in the army. When the unthinkable happens, she takes in a woman and child who have been left alone and made vulnerable by the war, and she finds solace and camaraderie amongst the women of her quilting group. And when she is asked to help hide an escaped slave, she must decide for herself what is right, and who can she can count on to help her.

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CHAPTER ONE



Christmas Eve, 1864

The postmaster handed Eliza the letter the day before Christmas. It had sat in the box for a week, waiting for her, he said. "I'd have sent it along, but nobody was going out your way. I figured...

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“Elegant, thought-provoking and quietly powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Sandra Dallas

SANDRA DALLAS is the author of thirteen novels, including Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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