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.
"[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)
I like theme mysteries and I didn't realize that this book would be so religious. I didn't even finish it. A waste of a credit. I guess I need to research authors better as I don't know how I would have known that this book wasn't for me.
While I made myself listen to the entire book, I would have rather listened to something else.
The character development was excellent but this is not a book about quilt stores or quilting as much as about breast cancer with just a touch of anti-abortion thrown in. .I was terribly disappointed and won't be reading any of the other books.
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 don't know if Marie Bostwick is a quilter, but she epitomizes the wonderful quilters I know. They quilt hearts together as well as fabric and knowing them improves the fabric of our lives.
I am a reader-reviewer, and love to help out all authors, especially up and coming authors.
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.
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!
I especially enjoy historical mysteries. I don't like to know how things end before I begin.
Bostwick's characters are revealed through believable dialogue and storytelling. Several difficult storylines, -cancer- divorce- infidelity- , are told with both unflinching candor and compassion . I look forward to more entries in this series
If you love quilting, a little romance, good characterization, and some drama beteen families and illness then this is the book for you!
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I adored this book. It deals with the very serious topic of breast cancer but the characters in this book fill your heart and you long to be part of their circle. As you read you find yourself wanting to go explore New Bern, Connecticut in the hopes of bumping into these characters. Although I was never interested in quilting, I find that now I want to learn to quilt! I have not yet looked up New Bern to see if there is a quilt shop, but I will!
I suppose listening to it was not so bad. I was actually quilting as I listened. The plot was a bit conceived, though the characters were well developed. Having two narrators was interesting - I did like the switch back and forth. I don't quite know what other reviewers mean about the religious tones of the book. While there is a brief mention of faith and Christian views, I did not think it was overly done. Overall, the book was a pleasant escape while I was in my sewing room.
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