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Threading the Needle Audiobook
Threading the Needle
Written by: 
Marie Bostwick
Narrated by: 
Hillary Huber, Bernadette Dunne
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Threading the Needle Audiobook

Threading the Needle: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 4

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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 2016

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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.

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    Deborah Old Saybrook, CT, United States 11-19-11
    Deborah Old Saybrook, CT, United States 11-19-11 Member Since 2011
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    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.

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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.

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    Loy 06-19-11
    Loy 06-19-11

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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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    Cassandra S 05-09-16
    Cassandra S 05-09-16 Member Since 2015

    I am a reader-reviewer, and love to help out all authors, especially up and coming authors.

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    "Just as great as the others in the series"

    I loved this book just as much as the others in the series. Since it wasn't in the same line as the others, following the original ladies, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it at first. But I was happy to see that everyone is still involved in this book and ties in nicely. Narration was good as well.

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    Carol 04-23-16
    Carol 04-23-16

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    "Not as "personal " as previous books"

    Though I liked it, I didn't enjoy it as the previous ones. Narrator change was not
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    More dull & difficult to tell the difference between them.

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    JQ 04-01-16
    JQ 04-01-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Loving these books"

    I love the stories, the struggles, the way they overcome with thier faith on display rather than a secret.

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    Amy Bigbee Albuquerque NM 11-03-15
    Amy Bigbee Albuquerque NM 11-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just quilty enough!"

    Marie writes a great story which favors quilters and small business challenges. Add in the trials and histories of women and it keeps me interested!

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    Tim 04-30-15
    Tim 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Threading the Needle the most enjoyable?

    The characters seemed to be so real. Marie Bostwicks writing is superb. I couldn't stop listening it was a great book. The series is so interesting. Inspirational for my own life.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend.

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    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 09-28-14
    Jodie Middletown, NY, United States 09-28-14 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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    "Great story in a enjoyable series!"

    I have enjoyed all the books in this series, and this one was no exception. They are such nice books, such good stories and characters. I am not a quilter and I really love this series.

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