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A Thread of Truth: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 2 | [Marie Bostwick]

A Thread of Truth: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 2

At 27, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start afresh. With a part-time job at Cobbled Court Quilts and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages.
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Publisher's Summary

Come home to Marie Bostwick’s poignant novel of new beginnings, old friends, and the rich, varied tapestry of lives fully lived.

At 27, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start afresh. With a part-time job at Cobbled Court Quilts and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages.

But when a popular television quilting show is taped at the quilt shop, Ivy’s unwitting appearance in an on-air promo alerts her ex-husband to her whereabouts. Suddenly Ivy is facing the fight of her life—one that forces her to face her deepest fears as a woman and a mother. This time, however, she’s got a sisterhood behind her: companions as complex, strong, and lasting as the quilts they stitch.

©2009 Marie Bostwick Skinner (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Stitched into the heartwarming second installment of Bostwick’s contemporary New England quilters series is an unbreakable thread of friendship and faith.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Highly recommended.” (Library Journal)

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    11-25-11
    11-25-11
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    "another great read by Marie Bostwick"

    This is the 2nd in the series and the 2nd Bostwick book for me. I again felt captivated with the new and returning characters from the first book. I love the way she continued developing the characters without forgetting their history from the first book. I was captivated from start to finish. Would recommend the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joann 05-03-14
    Joann 05-03-14 Member Since 2013
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    ""Comfort Listening""
    Where does A Thread of Truth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10%


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are everyday women with real trials and triumphs.


    What does Renée Raudman and Pam Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They each bring their character to life.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is like "comfort food", it is good for your soul. It is easy to become involved in the lives of these great characters.

    1 of 1 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 2011

    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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    "Truly one of my new favorite authors!"

    I never had any interest in quilting - ever! I was looking for a series with a good set of characters to replace those I had already finished and this author certainly filled that gap. The characters are endearing and when you finish the book you feel like you lost your best friends - these are the best kinds of book!!! Now, I want to learn to quilt!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer SAVANNAH, GA, United States 08-15-13
    Kindle Customer SAVANNAH, GA, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Peee-eeuuu!!"
    What disappointed you about A Thread of Truth?

    Oh, there was so much that was bad about this book that I do not know where to begin! Why do we even care about Ivy, as she is lying to everyone all the time? Stories of abuse are not what I call 'entertainment' and this one was certainly a dud. I did not even finish listening as I got so frustrated with Ivy's whining and constantly trying to run away.


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

    I wish she had not written this book. Her first book was more entertaining. This one is not worth the trouble.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator for Ivy had a whining voice, which, while appropriate for the character, grated on my nerves.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I would say I was frustrated and disappointed in this book. I had hoped to listen to it while I was in my sewing room, but I simply could not get through more than half the book before I gave it up as a waste of time.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother. It is not worth your hard-earned money!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Old Saybrook, CT, United States 11-19-11
    Deborah Old Saybrook, CT, United States 11-19-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Easy listen"

    Characters picked right up from the previous story, which was good. I listened to the 4 stories in a row and now am going back to give the review. I did not make a mental note of any negative so that is good. I would recommend the stories series to anyone.

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    cheryl koren NEOSHO, MO, US 09-18-13
    cheryl koren NEOSHO, MO, US 09-18-13
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    "My opinion"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recomend. I did not know I would be getting into scenes like what she protrays in living color. I prefer books that do not glory in sordid details.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marie Bostwick again?

    not sure


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Renée Raudman and Pam Ward ?

    yes, excellent narration


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

    NO


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    Amazon Customer Kingsport, TN, United States 05-23-13
    Amazon Customer Kingsport, TN, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2010

    Mom of three

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    "Love This Series"
    What made the experience of listening to A Thread of Truth the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy this series very much. The characters are well-developed and very real and I like them all. The audible version was read by two different women which added to the variety and listening enjoyment. As an added bonus I am now learning to quilt! It's something I can do while listening to books!


    What does Renée Raudman and Pam Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Expression, clear definition of who is currently narrating


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    Sandra Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 12-30-12
    Sandra Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 12-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful addition to book 1!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Even though this book featured 2 different main charactors, I felt I already knew them from the minor roles they played in book one.
    The story line from book 1 continues... it's just the different lives of the main charactors that's changed the flavour of it.
    I absolutely loved this book and can't wait to start the next one in the series!


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    reader usa 11-28-12
    reader usa 11-28-12 Member Since 2012
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    "New Cobbled Quilts Book - Deals with Spousal Abuse"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Marie Bostwick writes beautiful novels about the people of fictional New Bern Conneticut. They all work @ Cobbled Court Quilts. This particular book follows Ivy, a young mother on the run from an abusive marriage. In the end Ivy must face her abuser and her demons to find her self confidence. This is an in-depth and believable story about spousal abuse and the toll it takes on society and it's victims. Ms. Bostwick writes in an engaging and believable style to present a story worth hearing. One without the, seemingly common use of fowl language and gore, that seems to attract some readers theses days.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Evelyn: She has created her dream of Cobbled Court Quilts and is the glue that hold the different characters together. She is not without her insecurities and doubts. So she comes across as believable. A close runner-up would be her scotsman 'friend' Charlie. He waits patiently, cooking his way in to her heart.


    What does Renée Raudman and Pam Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Differing voices for the characters. They make them real and individual.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheri 11-05-12
    Sheri 11-05-12 Member Since 2007
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    "another good story in a wonderful series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Thread of Truth to be better than the print version?

    personally, I really enjoy Audible books 90% of the time! There are times when I want to settle down with my hardback books, but I am an Audible listener for life!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really like every character and each of their quirks and their assets.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This series always provides moments of tenderness and tears plus the happy times and joy.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to the next Cobbled Court book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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