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Apart at the Seams Audiobook

Apart at the Seams: Cobble Court Quilts, Book 6

Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian - a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla's second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid-back town is charming without trying too hard. It's the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their 26-year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair....
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New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick welcomes listeners back to picturesque New Bern, Connecticut - a perfect place for a woman whose marriage is in turmoil to discover a new pattern for living....

Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian - a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla's second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid-back town is charming without trying too hard. It's the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their 26-year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair and suggests an amicable divorce.

Devastated, Gayla flees to New Bern. Though Brian insists he's since recommitted to his family, Gayla's feelings of betrayal may go too deep for forgiveness. Besides, her solo sabbatical is a chance to explore the creative impulses she sidelined long ago - quilting, gardening, and striking up new friendships with the women of the Cobbled Court circle - particularly Ivy, a single mother confronting fresh starts and past hurts of her own. With all of their support, Gayla just might find the courage to look ahead, decide which fragments of her old life she wants to keep, which are beyond repair - and how to knot the fraying ends until a bold new design reveals itself....

©2014 Marie Bostwick (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    RV 06-01-14
    RV 06-01-14

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    "Not nearly as good as earlier books"
    What disappointed you about Apart at the Seams?

    The women in this story were more focused on their problems and I found the story overall just depressing. I was kind of bummed.


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

    Depression


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    Patricia wheeling, Israel 09-09-15
    Patricia wheeling, Israel 09-09-15 Member Since 2010
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    wonderful series the story telling by this author is real life and grab you and hold on until the finish I can't wait till the next book come out.

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    felecia malin 01-18-15
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    the only problem I noted is continuity... dates and stuff matching up... Gayla and Bryan were married for 27 years but we're married in 1993? Isn't it 2013 in this story? Bethany calls Ivy mommy when in Franklin's office and it is mentioned that she hasn't called her that in years. but at the beginning of the story (during computer issue) she calls her mommy.

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    Catheryne 08-22-14
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    "Go back to the beginning Marie!"
    What did you like best about Apart at the Seams? What did you like least?

    I love this series and I have read all of them but I have to say that the further into the series she gets, the farther Marie gets from the basic premise that she started with....quilting. I read these books for the relationships between the women and what goes on "in the quilting circle". Books 1-3 were GREAT. 4 and 5 wandered far afield and now this one is very far afield from the origins of the series.


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    What made the experience of listening to Apart at the Seams the most enjoyable?

    The characters were very well defined and each one was so very different.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Apart at the Seams?

    I especially enjoyed Virginia's outlook on life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The celebration of Virginia's 85th Birthday.


    If you could rename Apart at the Seams, what would you call it?

    I think the title is very appropriate and I cannot think of a better one.


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