Didn't care for the new story lines
The ones who read the first 3 books
The scene in the bedroom when the home investigator came to evaluate the custody of Olivia and
Was just really disappointed in new story lines, not enough about the quilt shop group .
I've thoroughly enjoyed all of Marie Bostwick's previous books, but was disappointed by how little this one was like the others. The story line was very limited to one person in the story. I missed the other characters, the quilt shop and their functions in one another's lives. This book was a downer, with an OK ending. Sad but true
One of the Elm Creek Quilters books
The cast of characters that were presented in any depth was so limited that if you didn't like Margo.... you lose!
disappointment in the author.
Prior to this book, I've anxiously awaited each purchase of the Marie Bostwick books. Now, I'm not thinking of purchasing anymore. Her character development of the group of ladies has been very encompassing. This book left me missing my friends at Cobbled Court Quilts. If they don't reappear in force in another book very soon, they may be missing me :)
I loved the continuing saga of the characters in this story.
All of the preceding Marie Bostwick books.
I thought this book was rather religous compared to the rest of the series.
I have to agree that the voice actors for this book, rather lacked depth.
This was the only book in the series that I struggled with .
Very mediocre, and incredibly uninteresting book. Was a complete waste of my time. But decided to listen to the complete book, just because I wanted to finish what I had started.
This book is very very good. I love the support that Margo gets and how the story is like the life's we all live.
I am uncomplicated.
The main character is flawless and very self depreciating. Unfortunately, she is also quite stupid. Her ex is a terrible, terrible person. Her father is a terrible terrible person. The guy, what's his name, who is appointed by the court to make a recommendation as to where Olivia where live is a terrible terrible person. I mean these are just awful people with no redeeming values that I can see. But it is all wrapped up pretty as can be in a New York minute (or in the last couple of chapters). Also, Margot recovering from her near rape as if it never happened. Really? Also, does the author not like men because the worse of the worse people in this book were all men. The women were all pretty saintly.
I liked the performers in this book. That is if Margot was suppose to be as insipid as she sounded (which I believe she was).
I was surprised that Olivia was cured so incredibly fast and became a well adjusted perfect little girl within minutes. Talk about miracles. All in all this book had very little redeeming qualities. The only one I can see was Reverend Tucker. I loved Reverend Tucker and that whole story line but it was only an aside in this book. But Margot and her family and ex and all that was just plain dull. Margot fell in love with Paul but thought that Paul was in love with someone else until the very end. Then wedding bells for the happy couple Margot and Paul in a half chapter. It seems the author just wanted to end this dull book as fast as she could and it shows.
I cannot believe that there is nothing in the description stating that it is a religious book. I saw that it was a book about quilters and I wanted to read a book about quilters - NOT a religious book disguised as a book about quilters!! I emailed Audible weeks ago about this and have heard NOTHING back. I am very disappointed.
This is a well-written novel, but I was bored with the main character who is too flawless and devoid of real emotion to be interesting, and I was unaware that this was a Christian novel. Had I known that last bit, I never would've purchased it.
The story centers around a small town church and its believers. Like any small town, everyone knows everyone, there's plenty of gossip and unfounded rumors, and there are the stereotypical characters. The first few chapters that introduce the MCs really pound on their faith, yadda, yadda, yadda and novel ends with a small-town miracle, in which "God" neatly answers all the MC's prayers, and a bunch of over-used quilt metaphors.
If you are Christian, I imagine you might very much enjoy this novel. If not, even if you're an avid quilter as I am, find another novel on which to spend your credit.
The narrators were both great for this book although in a few places they forgot to continue dialogue in a particular character's voice, which made it confusing for those small parts.
The performance of the Philippa character's voice had an annoying New York accent and she was from Boston!
I wish I was aware of the religious overtones before buying this book.