In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick takes listeners into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there.…
Welcome to Too Much - where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister, Lydia Dale, were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it’s well known that the females in Mary Dell’s family have two traits in common - superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men.
While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she’ll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted - a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable.…
©2013 Marie Bostwick (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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 wasn't sure I wanted to read this book because it meant leaving New Bern and going to Texas, but I am glad I did. It was a very enjoyable story and it was heartwarming to learn Mary Del's story. It "sewed" up the story of her and Howard and how they came to be alone in the quilting business.
I loved getting to know Mary Dell better and finding out about her roots and how she got started with quilting. Natalie Ross was such a great narrator, sometimes I thought there was really a man doing some of those voices. I didn't want the book to end and I really hope we can have more books about MD and her sweet, sweet Howard.
50 something female, not a bibliophile by any stretch of the imagination. Don't have time to sit. I love history and biographies.
I enjoyed this story but the narration had ups and downs for me. She did an excellent job portraying the characters. However, when it was just reading narration, her voice was so soft, and breathy, and she often let the energy leave her voice at the last word of a sentence, that I missed some of what was said. This happened through the entire book.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
No, I purchased this book due to Natalie Ross reading it. She does such a wonderful job of bring all the characters to life. If you like a story with a journey of heartache and a H.E.A.E., then this is for you.This author is not for me. Well written, but there are other authors' stories that give you a smile alone the journey and leave you uplifted e.g. Jill Shelvis or Julie James, or Rachel Gibson
Julie London's Blackberry Island. Both of these stories are about women who cope with tragedies. Yes, these stories show how women persevere through their struggles, but with all that is going on in the world, I get enough of women's struggles to succeed.
when the two brothers meet the twins for the first time. That is the happy highlight of the story.
There are plenty of moments in this book that moved me. However, they are such doom and gloom, why would I want a second helping of it? If you like to see struggle, then how women over come it and keep going, then there are plenty of those scenes for you.
This was a perfect summer read- pleasant all around
Likable characters and entertaining story coupled with nicely read and performed copy made me wish it wouldn't end
Haven't read every book in the series yet. But, so far this is my favorite. Well written and narrated beautifully. It is entertaining from the first word. Bostwick completely wraps you into a word quilt as creatively designed and constructed as any fabric quilt
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