Monday, September 29, 2014

Libby Morgan: Reunion

Congratulations to Leah Zieber on the publication of her debut novel, Libby Morgan: Reunion, the first book in the American Heritage Quilt Series! I am so excited to finally be able to share this book with everyone! Leah is an award-winning quilter and quilt historian. She travels the country attending quilt shows and presenting workshops and lectures on preserving America's rich quilting traditions. This book has been a true labor of love for Leah, and I am honored to have been a part of her journey. I performed a copyedit, and I designed the cover.

Finding historically accurate models in stock art can be difficult, but it's especially difficult to find children or young adults. Fortunately, Leah has a daughter who fit the bill and a group of friends happy to lend a hand and their nineteenth-century clothing! Yes, that's Leah's daughter on the cover, who also served as inspiration for Libby Morgan, a young woman embarking on a personal journey to learn more about her family's history through quilting and the love and sense of community surrounding quilt-making. Here's the book description:

Coming from a long line of seamstresses, Libby has yet to sew anything more than the rudimentary button or hem, but on a visit to Connecticut she learns more than just how to sew patchwork. Set in 1855 New England and London, this tender story, Libby Morgan: Reunion, follows tenacious Elizabeth (Libby) Jane Morgan through her thirteenth summer of new adventures at home and abroad. She is given a birthday gift of sewing tools and fabric, as well as old family letters to use as templates for making her first quilt. Her decision to first read the letters results in questions that only her Grandmother Morgan’s stories can answer—stories of true love, horrible loss and family connections to London nobles. Her keen eye and inquisitive nature draws her family into a mysterious investigation that tests their faith, challenges their ability to forgive, and results in a resurrection and reunion of lost hearts.

Libby Morgan is available now in print on Amazon (Kindle book coming soon) and as an ebook at Barnes & Noble and Smashwords, and you can add it to your shelves on Goodreads. And if you have an interest in America's quilting history, you've got to check out Leah's website, where she blogs about quilting and has tons of gorgeous photos, including more from the cover photo shoot!

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