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A Single Thread Audiobook
A Single Thread
Written by: 
Marie Bostwick
Narrated by: 
Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
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A Single Thread Audiobook

A Single Thread: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever.

It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t.

Little does Evelyn imagine it will bring a trio like Abigail Burgess, her niece Liza, and Margot Matthews through her door. Troubled and angry after her mother’s death, Liza threatens to embarrass her aunt Abigail all over town unless she joins her for quilting classes. A victim of downsizing at the peak of her career, Margot hopes an event hosted by the quilt shop could be a great chance to network—and keep from dying of boredom.

As they stitch their unique creations, Evelyn, Abigail, Liza, and Margot form a sisterhood they never sought—but one that they’ll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all.

©2008 Marie Bostwick Skinner (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[A] buoyant novel about the value of friendship among women…a tantalizing book club contender.” (Publishers Weekly)

“[A] pleasant story of friendship, with a message of starting over despite the odds…this comforting book is highly recommended.” (Library Journal)

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    Beverly Flovilla, Georgia, United States 06-18-14
    Beverly Flovilla, Georgia, United States 06-18-14 Member Since 2012

    Hello! I'm a full-time nurse, part-time reader, chef, gardener and stylist! Love all my hobbies. Oh, and mother to Marley (shih-tzu) and Sam

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    "Not For Me"

    This book simply was not a book for me. It was just too soft. I could not develop much feelings for the characters and the storyline. It was like a Hallmark movie. No depth and no substance.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Byron 08-26-12
    Byron 08-26-12
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    "Great story of friendship, community and faith!"

    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!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Arlington, OR, United States 06-08-16
    Colleen Arlington, OR, United States 06-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A Good Story, But..."
    If you could sum up A Single Thread in three words, what would they be?

    The author develops the individual personalities well, putting them in authentic situations. She also deals with the many emotions involving breast cancer and its effects on the victim, family, and friends. This really hit home to me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Charlie, the curmudgeon with an Irish heart of gold. But I could relate best with Evelyn, the main character, and her many battles.


    Which character – as performed by Pam Ward and Lorna Raver – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the development of Abigale's character, but thought the reader tried to make her sound TOO old. After all, she's 62 in the story, not 82!


    If you could take any character from A Single Thread out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Charlie - only if he is cooking!


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this story very much, but it began to get preachy about halfway in, and I just wanted to zip past that. I don't need religion in my audiobooks unless I specifically order one that is about religions.

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    sojourner 05-12-16
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    "A Plesant Enough Listen"

    The story was far from compelling and the narration was near to off-putting. But the story was enough to keep it all afloat and I did finish it. It was a good audiobook to listen to while housekeeping as you would not miss much if your attention was momentarily drawn away. There was no smut in it or obscenities and that was refreshing. The characters were interesting enough to get me to listen to the next book in the series. Not a great listen but a good one.

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    Marian Williams 04-21-16 Member Since 2010
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    "what's next???"

    I normally stick to mysteries, thrillers, and the like. This was a mystery in its own right. You just never know what life holds in store for you and when you found out what t is, you don't know how you will get through it. Very good book, great narration, didn't want to stop listening.

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    Cassandra S 04-11-16
    Cassandra S 04-11-16 Member Since 2015

    I am a reader-reviewer, and love to help out all authors, especially up and coming authors.

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    "I Loved It!"

    Oh my! This book was amazing. It went from a woman who was broken from a late-in-life divorce, to a strong woman who walked through the fires and out the other side with friends by her side and a new life to live. This was so inspiring to me as a woman, but it will be even more so to anyone who has struggled with cancer themselves or has a loved one struggling.

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    Ruth Lambert New Haven, Connecticut 04-07-16
    Ruth Lambert New Haven, Connecticut 04-07-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Christian oriented fiction"

    Well written but somewhat heavy handed in the religious area. One abortion fuels lifelong regret. Lots of church going and praying (on the sly). Breast cancer, quilting and close friendships. Betrayal by a sister and retribution. Nonetheless, I felt these women were real people and I particularly enjoyed the good dialogue.

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    Alana 04-02-16
    Alana 04-02-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Quilters"

    As a fellow quilter this story hit home on so many levels. Quilting is therapeutic, healing, and calming. Such a great story and an invitation to all those non quilters to give it a try and see how your life changes for the better.

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    Carol 04-01-16
    Carol 04-01-16

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    "Narrators were great"

    I really enjoyed listening & getting to know the personalities. Good story, but I didn't realize how sad it was to be as that wasn't part of the description. But happy too...

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    J. Morano 04-01-16
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It was just ok as far as the story goes. It was a feel good story and I knew what was coming with each new issue. There is nothing bad about the story, but it was boring in my opinion. The performance by the readers was really good and kept me interested.


    What could Marie Bostwick have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I just don't like stories of this nature so probably nothing.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would like the movie better so yes I would.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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