If you like quilting and girlfriends and stories of courage through adversity, then this is your book. I enjoyed it, but don't think I'll get the sequels.
Evelyn Dixon is newly divorced and looking for something. She's not sure what it is, but when she happens across New Bern, Connecticut, she finds it. The it in this case is a charming little shop in a cobbled court. She vows to open a quilt shop there, Cobble Court Quilts. As she is getting the shop up and running and making new friends, she is blindsided with a breast cancer diagnosis.
At the same time, we are getting to know Abigail, a philanthropic millionaire with only one living relative, a nineteen-year-old girl named Liza. When Liza is arrested for shoplifting, Abigail is forced to take responsibility for the girl. As they live together, and get to know Evelyn, their lives begin to change.
As we get to know the shop of characters of this book, the reader gets to know that family that is Cobbled Court Quilts. This is book #1 of a series and I am already eagerly anticipating the rest of the series!
The narrators should try to sound similar when talking as the other's character. It was confusing in the beginning. I was halfway through the first part when I finally got used to it.
Probably not in audio form. Even though the story was sluggish, some might enjoy reading it instead of listening to it. I'm a quilter and the short synopsis got my attention. But there wasn't enough story concerning quilting. There's a connection, of course, but not enough to recommend this to my quilting friends.
No, not really. It's as if they took their own interpretations of the characters and didn't even try to sound similar to the other's vocal-take of a character. After I got used to the back-&-forth I started preferring one's voice interpretation over the other's interpretation of the same character.
I wish I could say yes. I did learn, however, that I have to be wary of books with more than one narrator.
It wasn't a bad story......just bad interpretations....and sluggish.
Yes, it's heartwarming and shows that people of different decades can be good friends. However, I found some of the characterizations to be stereotyped, especially the wealthy.
I would have gotten a different voice for Abagail.
Absolutely. I could barely listen to Abagail. She's supposed to be 62? I'm in my 60's and know many women my age. None of us sounds that old. We sound more like Evelyn. The author must be very young.
Probably a Hallmark.
Too bad. It was a heartwarming story, but I really had trouble getting past the narration.
I like mysteries, family sagas, quilting, sewing and contemporary fiction.
I would listen to it again at a later date. The story held together well and I was able to keep all the characters straight in my head. It was an easy listen and a good story. This was my first listen to this series and I have the others on my wish list now!
The readers bring life and personalities to the characters. I got to know them well with the way they spoke.
Friendship is what really matters!
I love to listen to books while I sew and quilt. I like novels around this topic, too.
I related to a lot of the content of the story; one of the leads is about my age, she is going thru a health scare and has a son who can't seem to get out of the computer programming office to find a girlfriend!
The compassion and the touching story lines.
I like all the voices. I could easily tell who was whom.
Again, because of my age I think I liked Evelyn the best.
It made me want to find a group to start quilting (or knitting or sewing). I just think having a group like this would be nice.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audio book story of four very different women who came together in a quilt shop and through chance and God's timing learned to help one another and in the process found healing for themselves. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series.
I am so loving Marie Bostwick and this series!! I don't quilt and probably won't learn but I've gotten so caught up in the town they live in and the characters lives. Hope there is a book six!
I didn't read the hard copy but I've really enjoyed this audio version, enough that I'll be buying the next book in the series.
This is a christian fiction, something I didn't realize when I made the purchase. However... I didn't find it "preachy" but rather added to the charactor's personality. Her faith is faulty and she 2nd guesses many of her life choices, but in the end, it's her faith that pulls her through the hurdles in her life.
The story felt real and is totally believeable. I was sorry that it had to end. I can't wait to start the next book in this series!
The story is beautiful as are the friendships that have developed as between the characters.
It draws you in and makes you wish that you were with these women in the quilting shop every Friday night to share their experiences.
They make the characters come to life and seem so real as if you could be friends with them.
No need to renamed it - it fits the story pertfectly.
Please continue writing this series!