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Karla B. Sargent

JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY, US
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  • A Single Thread

  • The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1
  • By: Marie Bostwick
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,202

Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Signing Up for the Series!

  • By Becky Price on 10-16-14

Abagail sounds like she's in her 80's, not 62!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, it's heartwarming and shows that people of different decades can be good friends. However, I found some of the characterizations to be stereotyped, especially the wealthy.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would have gotten a different voice for Abagail.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Absolutely. I could barely listen to Abagail. She's supposed to be 62? I'm in my 60's and know many women my age. None of us sounds that old. We sound more like Evelyn. The author must be very young.

Could you see A Single Thread being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Probably a Hallmark.

Any additional comments?

Too bad. It was a heartwarming story, but I really had trouble getting past the narration.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful