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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.

Critic Reviews

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

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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.

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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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Not as "personal " as previous books

Though I liked it, I didn't enjoy it as the previous ones. Narrator change was not
Good. More of a negative/melancholy manner of speaking. Made personalities
More dull & difficult to tell the difference between them.

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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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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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Wonderful Story

This is one of my favorite books by Marie Bostwick. This is the forth book in the series, and although, the others were good, this one was by far my favorite. I easily identified with the main characters. The narrator did a wonderful job at giving each character their own voice, making the story easy to follow.

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Quilts and Friendships

This was a good listen. The story held my interest and I enjoyed the characters and the underlining themes. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I hadn’t listened to any of the earlier books that are part of this series because I didn’t know they existed. It didn’t matter. The narrators were good considering the number of. Voice changes they had to make to cover all the characters.

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A Delightful Read.

I have read several of the books by Marie Bostwick and always found them to be well written and enjoyable reads. I actually read this book which was first in a series, after I had read the other two. This was not an issue for me, in fact I had knowledge of some of the characters already and blended them into this story without any problem.

I also like books by Ms Bostwick because of the Christian values woven into the storylines. I appreciate her ability to do this without it being a problem for some readers.

Enjoy.

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Warm and Wonderful

I think Marie Bostwick is my favorite author. Her characters feel like people you might actually know and would certainly would like to know. The values of honesty, hard work and caring about your neighbors are richly woven into the book yet it doesn’t feel preachy. I have listened to many of the other books in this series and will certainly order another

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Loved it!

I must admit when I first started listening to this, that I didn't like it. But as I continued, I loved listening and couldn't wait to continue! Excellent!