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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick crafts a timeless tale of friendship, love, and the choices we must make in their name.

While New Bern, Connecticut, lies under a blanket of snow, Cobbled Court Quilts remains a cozy haven for its owner, Evelyn Dixon, and her friends. Evelyn relishes winter’s slower pace—besides, Internet sales are hopping, thanks to her son Garrett’s efforts. In addition to helping out at the shop, Garrett has also been patiently waiting for his girlfriend, Liza, to finish art school in New York City. But as much as Evelyn loves Liza, she wonders if it’s a good idea for her son to be so serious so soon with a young woman who’s just getting ready to spread her wings.

Liza’s wondering the same thing, especially after Garrett rolls out the red carpet for a super-romantic New Year’s Eve—complete with a marriage proposal. Garrett’s the closest thing to perfect she’s ever known, but what about her own imperfections? The only happy marriage Liza has ever seen is her aunt Abigail’s, and it took her decades to tie the knot. Soon Liza is not only struggling with her own fears but with the mixed reactions of her friends and family. And when she finds herself torn between a rare career opportunity and her love for Garrett, Liza must grasp at the thinnest of threads and pray it holds.

Sew much more: listen to our other titles in the Cobbled Court series.
©2010 Marie Bostwick Skinner (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Penelope
  • Ellenton, FL, United States
  • 12-07-13

Frustrating storyline

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love this series, but find the Lyla character so frustrating. I just want to yell at her. Guess that is the idea of a good storyline.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The least interesting was the indecision of Lyla

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Love the series, wouldn't have wated to miss it

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  • Penny
  • Al Ain, UAE
  • 02-01-12

Great story!

Where does A Thread So Thin rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best series I have ever purchased.

Which character ??? as performed by Pam Ward and Julia Whelan ??? was your favorite?

All of the characters are richly developed. They are not stereotypical but more like real friends. I really hated for the book to end.

Any additional comments?

These characters have been encouraging to me in my own sometimes difficult life. I find solace in listening to them as they resolve their struggles. They all feel like regular friends by the end of the book.

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The Cobble Court Crew in Full Effect

If you like the series, you’ll like the book. All the old favorites are back and it’s good to meet them again.

This story dragged for me, I literally skipped chapters near the end just to get there. The writing is good, the story was just too stretched, characters act completely out of character - which in some ways is fine - but when it takes half the book before anyone broaches the subject... well, like I said, drawn out.

Having said that, I love the writing style, I so enjoy how life lessons are so well worked into the stories - great perspectives and none of it comes off heavy handed.

Though this might not be my favorite of the series (then again, I made it through books 5-10 of WOT, so comparatively this was a breeze) but I’ll look forward to my next meeting of the quilt circle at Cobbled Court.

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  • Kelly
  • Oklahoma City, OK, United States
  • 05-02-13

Engaging Reading and Insightful!

Would you listen to A Thread So Thin again? Why?

Yes,. It had movement and grit and touched my emotions in so many ways.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Thread So Thin?

The point where Liza and Garrett, announce they wouldn't be getting married to the awaiting family.

Which character – as performed by Pam Ward and Julia Whelan – was your favorite?

Liza Burgess

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Liza comes to realization of her own fragility and stands up for herself again, without the wall of sarcasm and hurt. Just herself, broken, fragile, and unsure.

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another great book by Marie Bostwick

I have enjoyed the continuation of the Cobbled Court Series. Again, Ms. Bostwick allows us to get to know these characters even more intimately and share in their joys and fears. She knows each person very well and gives voice to their changes through life. The narrators do a wonderful job of distinguishing each character as well.

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  • Deborah
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • 11-19-11

Good 3rd series

The story line was a bit predictable - -I thought of where it was going long before we got there. Some of the characters were a bit naggy but that does fit with the story so it is OK. Over all was good. I'd recommend the series.

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great series

you will really enjoy this series. Enjoy the family and story ---
worth it. a nice easy story --

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  • Cat
  • Wellington, NV
  • 07-12-18

Various Quilt Threads

Like the variety of threads and the multitude of patterns for quilts so are the stories of life. The 3rd book in this series weaves the lives of these quilters and those in their lives.

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Fingers in a chalkboard

I loved the first two books in the series & thought the third book would be just as enjoyable. HOWEVER I WAS WRONG! The story line about Liza went on and on and on....Was the editor of this book on vacation & a junior editor who didn’t know what he or she doing let this book be published?
The other two story lines were good. I enjoyed listening to how Evelyn & her mother get to know each other again.
So if you can tune out the Liza & Garret section of the book you will enjoy it.

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Quilted Perfectly

I have felt that books I've read were worthy of a "5 Star" rating, but none more so and few equal to the stories quilted by Ms Bostwick. I have read books that wove lovely stories around well-developed characters. Ms Bostwick goes one step further, "quilting" in a third layer with descriptions of quilts, the special experiences and feelings behind the design of each, and the personality of the individual making the quilt and how these things were sewn into each quilt. I also found the description of colors and many of their possible combinations to be almost poetic at times. If anyone who does not quilt reads her books, it would surprise me if Ms Bostwick doesn't instill a quilting bug into the reader!