I don't know how I've managed to miss Marie Bostwick's books!! Now that I've read the first book in her quilt shop series, I've become a huge fan. The power of community, friendship, and courage is superbly exemplified in this story about Evelyn and her newfound life and friendships.
After a painful divorce, Evelyn left Texas and moved to Connecticut , where she gave all her funds and energy to try living her dream life. Having her own quilt shop has been a dream she put on hold after becoming a wife and mother. Now the pain of divorce has opened a door for her to truly take charge of her life. But her dream is having many bumps in the road to success. Refurbishing an old building is taking so much more time, money and energy than she's anticipated. When she gets ill, she almost gives up hope of success or even survival.
At the same time, other women in town are having their own problems. Perfect, popular Abigail is finding that money really can't make for perfect happiness. Her young niece, whom she's never met, is picked up for shoplifting and becomes Abigail's charge for the next thirteen months. Never mind that they get along like oil and water, and are finding combining their lives is more than either one can bare.
Through the difficult needs of these three woman and Margot, a women of great faith who definitely needs a job after losing her present one, a charming Irish restaurateur , and Abigail's life long legal advisor, this story builds on the SINGLE THREAD of friendship.
Just as various scraps of materials can be color matched , styled and sewn together to create a beautiful quilt, friendships built on necessity, trust, faith, courage, and love can create bonds of friendships that are held together through hardships and successes! I am definitely planning to read through the rest of the books in these new found treasures of quilt shop stories!
I really enjoyed this book. I'm a quilter and I met some of my closest friends through quilting. Perfect read for a lazy rainy day!
I enjoyed this story, through tears, laughter, concern and hope. These women wove a gentle web around my heart, making it easy to be a part of this story. If you know anyone with cancer this book will touch them. But even for those of us blessed enough to have thus far escaped this agony, the book is a excellent read.
Great easy listening of a group of women meeting during a time of change or crises in each woman's personal life. Characters very well done and narration was great.
cook, lawyer, knitter, mom, grandmom
I don't know how well most guys would appreciate this but this tale about women dealing with such mundane and horrible challenge as divorce, betrayal, illness and aging struck the right note for me, crafter that I am!
Love this story. The author has so excellently quilted together the friendships of such interesting characters. I couldn't wait to discover what would happen next! Also loved Abigail and Charlie.
This story told from the point of view of two different characters and read by two different people was completely engrossing. The characters completely involved me in their struggles. I cheered and wept with them throughout. I will look for another book by Marie Bostwick!