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)
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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.
Perhaps. The story was easy to listen to and not detail-oriented, so it might be too boring for a second listen.
That the religious faith of the characters was introduced subtly and was not excessive for non-believers
When Liza told her Aunt Abigail she was going to tattoo her name on her neck.
I enjoyed the voices of the four women well enough to purchase the next book in the series. I admit the spool of thread on the front cover drew me in, and the book included just enough about sewing to please my crafty nature.
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!
A story of more than one lady whose life wasn't the perfect dream. The main character Evelyn Dixon got the short end of the stick in her marriage, but it turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened. The other character, Abigail, will have you wondering what her story was and how a single thread would weave her into your heart.
Towards the top
It is fun
This is a book, not a rollercoaster
A Single Thread is fine
Yes, 15 words do not make a review
Nice wholesome story.
The characters were described so well they became alive in my mind and I fell in love with each of them. The story message was clear and made me want to be part of the quilt circle. I loved this book and will continue the series!!
Very nicely done. Each character was brought to life through the story and performance.
Abigail. She became my favorite early in the book, I enjoyed her growth and humor!!
I enjoyed the honesty of each character, who exposed their humanity with negative as well as positive personality attributes.
I really liked all the main characters, but enjoyed the slow development of Abigail as she opened up her heart and mind without changing who she was in personality.
Several, but the one that comes to mind is when Evelyn's Texas friend,( Carol Ann was it?) came to push Evelyn out of her depression by refusing to let her indulge in self pity.
Look forward to reading more books by this author. I hope to recommend book to friends who have been touched by breast cancer.
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.
If you like quilting and girlfriends and stories of courage through adversity, then this is your book. I enjoyed it, but don't think I'll get the sequels.
Evelyn Dixon is newly divorced and looking for something. She's not sure what it is, but when she happens across New Bern, Connecticut, she finds it. The it in this case is a charming little shop in a cobbled court. She vows to open a quilt shop there, Cobble Court Quilts. As she is getting the shop up and running and making new friends, she is blindsided with a breast cancer diagnosis.
At the same time, we are getting to know Abigail, a philanthropic millionaire with only one living relative, a nineteen-year-old girl named Liza. When Liza is arrested for shoplifting, Abigail is forced to take responsibility for the girl. As they live together, and get to know Evelyn, their lives begin to change.
As we get to know the shop of characters of this book, the reader gets to know that family that is Cobbled Court Quilts. This is book #1 of a series and I am already eagerly anticipating the rest of the series!
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