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Publisher's Summary

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.

Little does Evelyn imagine it will bring a trio like Abigail Burgess, her niece Liza, and Margot Matthews through her door. Troubled and angry after her mother’s death, Liza threatens to embarrass her aunt Abigail all over town unless she joins her for quilting classes. A victim of downsizing at the peak of her career, Margot hopes an event hosted by the quilt shop could be a great chance to network—and keep from dying of boredom.

As they stitch their unique creations, Evelyn, Abigail, Liza, and Margot form a sisterhood they never sought—but one that they’ll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all.

©2008 Marie Bostwick Skinner (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[A] buoyant novel about the value of friendship among women…a tantalizing book club contender.” (Publishers Weekly)
“[A] pleasant story of friendship, with a message of starting over despite the odds…this comforting book is highly recommended.” (Library Journal)

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ENTERTAINING AND A CARING STORY

I ENJOYED THE FRIENDSHIPS AND THOUGHT THE HEALTH SITUATION WELL WRITTEN AND WITH FEELING
ALSO THE CHARACTERS ARE WELL DEFINED
A GREAT LISTEN

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Couldn't finish it.

The narration was really off. Evelyn too sing song and cliche. Abigail sounded ancient but that was also the writing. The story was trite and predictable. A little more research was due i.e.: Chardonnay never "has flavors of black current". And the shop sounded like a shop from the 1970's not current to the time the book was written. Things have changed a lot in quilting and crafts and this was not reflected at all.

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A nice story

My only complaint is that the actor who read the part of a 62 year old woman used a quavery old lady voice. 62 is not the age for an old lady voice.

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  • bp
  • 08-20-17

Good Story

Loved this book. The story builds and becomes more engaging chapter after chapter. Worth the read!

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Wonderful and Inspiring

This is a wonderful story of courage, friendship and healing. A terrific read,I couldn't put it down.

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Inspiring, Challenging, Perfect Touch of humor

Loved it! I could clearly envision the places, people, and events throughout this wonderful book. Fresh perspectives on many common life occurrences.

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Lessons learned and shared.

This is a very good book. I recommend that everyone should read it and meet some really nice, normal people!

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good story, poor ending

this novel has a terrible, choppy ending; the rest is good.
the narrators are excellent

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  • Cindy
  • Burnsville, MN, United States
  • 01-29-17

Fabulous story of life, friendship, and love

One of the best books I've listened to lately. The story is so real by the end I felt like these women were my own personal friends. Well written and the character development is excellent. The performance was also very good. I loved that the story was told from the perspective of two polar opposite women. Can't wait to read the next one.

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LESSONS !

What did you love best about A Single Thread?

I loved the 'strength' of the entire book

What did you like best about this story?

The way the people pulled together

Which character – as performed by Pam Ward and Lorna Raver – was your favorite?

(at my age), the older lady, aunt, friend.

If you could rename A Single Thread, what would you call it?

No Place Like Home

Any additional comments?

This was a book that I had to make myself stop reading because it was very interesting to me the way that the characters all eventually came together to care for one another. It was really like sewing with a single thread and the project got to be finished.