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A Single Thread Audiobook

A Single Thread: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1

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....
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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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    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!

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    Frances M. Varnum Somerset, NJ United States 10-06-15
    Frances M. Varnum Somerset, NJ United States 10-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable "

    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!

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    Rondie 07-20-15
    Rondie 07-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    Great story really well read. Cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out

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    D. Stokes Bay Area, CA 06-01-15
    D. Stokes Bay Area, CA 06-01-15 Member Since 2012

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    "A Single Thread, weaving a gentle web"

    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.

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    Ruth Skopek 04-28-15
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    "Good women's story/friendship during life Changes"

    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.

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    Sylvia Lawson 04-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "sweet story"

    The story makes me want to take up a new hobby and make some new friends!

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    Throuogh a Golden Eye 03-29-15

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    "Great chick stuff"

    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!

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    Donna 03-05-15
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    "Touching!"

    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.

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    Prime shopper essex jct, vt United States 02-24-15
    Prime shopper essex jct, vt United States 02-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Delightful listen"

    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!

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    justduckit 02-19-15
    justduckit 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartwarming.. Like QUILTS! 💙"

    I enjoyed the dual narration. Great story of friendship. We are never too old to need friends in our lives.

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