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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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    Tim 02-17-15
    Tim 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining, Endearing and Great !!!!!"
    If you could sum up A Single Thread in three words, what would they be?

    thought provoking storyline


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Single Thread?

    Confrontation with MaryDell on starting over


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

    Abbie


    If you could rename A Single Thread, what would you call it?

    Tie That Binds


    Any additional comments?

    Great Book, cant wait to finish the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lyny Texas 07-26-14
    Lyny Texas 07-26-14 Member Since 2014

    Bookworm

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    "A Quilter's Saga"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you love quilting, a little romance, good characterization, and some drama beteen families and illness then this is the book for you!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bookworm 05-28-14
    Bookworm 05-28-14

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A Good Yarn in a Quilt shop"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Single Thread to be better than the print version?

    No


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Single Thread?

    Cancer battle


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different narrators


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

    Margo. She cares for others and has a a good giving heart.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Liza 03-27-14
    Liza 03-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A feel good story with something for everyone"
    Would you listen to A Single Thread again? Why?

    Perhaps. The story was easy to listen to and not detail-oriented, so it might be too boring for a second listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That the religious faith of the characters was introduced subtly and was not excessive for non-believers


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Liza told her Aunt Abigail she was going to tattoo her name on her neck.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 03-10-14
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "A new favorite author!"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Indio, CA, United States 03-05-14
    Claire Indio, CA, United States 03-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maureen A. Martinek 01-31-14

    cognitively misplaced

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    "Light-Hearted, Entertaining"
    Where does A Single Thread rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Towards the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is fun


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This is a book, not a rollercoaster


    If you could rename A Single Thread, what would you call it?

    A Single Thread is fine


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, 15 words do not make a review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan STOCKPORT, OH, United States 12-21-13
    Susan STOCKPORT, OH, United States 12-21-13
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    "Wonderful"
    If you could sum up A Single Thread in three words, what would they be?

    Nice wholesome story.


    What did you like best about this 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!!


    What about Pam Ward and Lorna Raver ’s performance did you like?

    Very nicely done. Each character was brought to life through the story and performance.


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

    Abigail. She became my favorite early in the book, I enjoyed her growth and humor!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Tecumseh, OK, United States 10-09-13
    Mary Tecumseh, OK, United States 10-09-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Inspirational"
    What did you love best about A Single Thread?

    I enjoyed the honesty of each character, who exposed their humanity with negative as well as positive personality attributes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to reading more books by this author. I hope to recommend book to friends who have been touched by breast cancer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-15-13
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    "Eh - not bad but not really all that good"
    Was A Single Thread worth the listening time?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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