This book weaves together the present and the past by connecting them with a beautiful quilt. Caroline is left a beautiful quilt by her Granny Jean, as she looks into the quilts history she learns about the past of both the quilt and her grandmother and how the two came together. The story weaves the past and the present together quite well. Ben helps Caroline in her quest for information about the quilt and find a connection with her neither of them expected. There are also many unexpected connections in the past to people both famous and forgotten. A great story of strong women, fateful choices and a legacy.