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Threading the Needle: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 4 | [Marie Bostwick]

Threading the Needle: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 4

From New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick comes a beautiful novel of sisterhood lost and found - and of the ways we create the rich tapestries that encompass the past and the future. The economic downturn has hit New Bern, Connecticut, and Tessa Woodruff’s herbal apothecary shop, For the Love of Lavender, is suffering. So is her once-happy 34-year marriage to Lee. They’d given up everything to come back to New Bern from Boston and start their business, but now they’re wondering if they made the right decision.
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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick comes a beautiful novel of sisterhood lost and found - and of the ways we create the rich tapestries that encompass the past and the future.

The economic downturn has hit New Bern, Connecticut, and Tessa Woodruff’s herbal apothecary shop, For the Love of Lavender, is suffering. So is her once-happy 34-year marriage to Lee. They’d given up everything to come back to New Bern from Boston and start their business, but now they’re wondering if they made the right decision. To relieve the strain, Tessa signs up for a quilting class at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and, to her surprise, rediscovers the power of sisterhood - along with the childhood friend she thought she’d lost forever.

Madelyn Beecher left New Bern 20 years ago and never looked back. But when her husband is convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and she’s left with nothing but her late grandmother’s cottage, she is forced to return to the town she fled. Unfortunately, the cottage is in terrible shape. Madelyn’s only hope is to transform it into an inn. But to succeed, she’ll need the help of her fellow quilters, including the one friend she never thought she’d see again - or forgive. Now Madelyn and Tessa will have to relive old memories, forge new ones, and realize it’s possible to start over, one stitch at a time - as long as you’re surrounded by friends.

Marie Bostwick was born and raised in the Northwest. She and her family have moved a score of times, living in eight U.S. states and two Mexican cities, and collecting a vast and cherished array of friends and experiences. She has three handsome sons and now lives with her husband in Connecticut, where she writes, reads, quilts, and is active in her local church.

Sew much more: listen to our other titles in the Cobbled Court series.

©2011 Marie Bostwick (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Bostwick’s writing is warmly nourishing, emotionally compelling… quiet yet powerful.” (Chicago Tribune on the Cobbled Cour series)

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    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 07-03-11
    betty west sunbury, PA, United States 07-03-11 Member Since 2009

    West Sunbury, Pa.

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    "Just wonderful!!!"

    This is a great series. It is clean, easy listening without being boring, if fact there are many lesson reminders that you were taught as a young person.

    I recommend this series highly, just make sure you start with the first book and continue to the last.

    I am awaiting more in this series, or another series from Marie.

    2 of 2 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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    "Good continuation from previous stories"

    I felt that book #4 was a good story but that it did not necessarily "connect" to the 3 previous ones. It just felt disconnected with the characters OR maybe there just was not enough of the past characters in this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Bothell, WA, United States 09-16-11
    Karen Bothell, WA, United States 09-16-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Great readers, story slightly disappointing"

    I found the story a little preachy and predictable. If you like stories about the rich who have fallen on hard times and middle age people still love-shy this book is for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 06-19-11
    Loy Benbrook, TX, United States 06-19-11 Member Since 2006

    Born to read

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    "a good one"

    I have listened to all of Maire Bostwick's books about Cobbled Court Series
    they are just great. You will not be disappointed. well worth a credit.

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    Jo 07-11-14
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    "The story was good - the voices not so much!"
    Would you try another book from Marie Bostwick and/or Hillary Huber and Bernadette Dunne ?

    Marie Bostwick


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Threading the Needle?

    Madelyn redoing the house on her own.


    What didn’t you like about Hillary Huber and Bernadette Dunne ’s performance?

    Madelyn's voice was fine - Tessa's was very boring.


    Do you think Threading the Needle needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe - but with different readers.


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    momawake Medina, OH United States 03-18-13
    momawake Medina, OH United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Thoughtful Story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you've already been following the Cobbled Courts series, then, yes continue with this one. The addition of at least two characters gives the series more options for future books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the character development in this story.


    What aspect of Hillary Huber and Bernadette Dunne ’s performance would you have changed?

    The narrator who portrays Tessa is a little droning and depressed sounding at times.


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

    I really could have done without the sexually related steamy scenes. They could have been much less graphic and still been effective.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, this was an enjoyable book showing the value of friendship and loyalty as well as learning to put others before yourself. I appreciate that the author does not belittle Christianity but shows it to be a respectable position.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 12-20-12
    Sandra Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 12-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Very enjoyable!"
    Have you listened to any of Hillary Huber and Bernadette Dunne ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to all of the books in this series, and enjoyed them all. It is a "christian" fiction, which I wasn't aware of when I bought the 1st book. I'm not a religious person but I thought the charactor's faith seemed to flow well with the story. It was a part of telling who the charactor was and the motivations for their actions.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though each book centers on 2 new charactors, all the charactors from the previous books play a minor role. It's all about real life situations and believable solutions.

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    Karen F Richland Center, WI USA 06-16-12
    Karen F Richland Center, WI USA 06-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyed the book but not the narrators"

    This was an enjoyable, well-written story by the author, but the narration was difficult to listen to. The voices did not seem to fit the characters in the story and I felt did not do it justice. I'm glad the story was well written and interesting, right up until the end or I would have given up because of narration that I thought was not a good fit. I'm glad to see that the next book in the series has different narrators. I really do want to hear what happens to some of the other people in New Bern, CT. It sounds like the kind of place that I wouldn't mind living in!

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