The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chaverini
The eighth book in the Elm Creek Quilt Series
While this is the eighth book in the series, I am a little confused as where is in the timeline of the books. It appears to me to be set earlier in the series, several things are resolved, or at least are started to be resolved, in earlier books are back at the beginning. It also touched on many issues that have dealt with in earlier books in regards to Sylvia and the Bergstrom family. Lots of stories we have heard earlier are repeated, but not expanded. It was almost a compact history of what has happened so far.
Despite this, I still enjoyed the story. The stories about various christmas traditions for the Bergstrom's came about were lovely and I now have an almost overwhelming need to learn how to make strudel!