A Thread of Truth (Cobbled Court Quilt Series #2)

A Thread of Truth (Cobbled Court Quilt Series #2)

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by Marie Bostwick
     
 

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Fleeing an abusive marriage, Ivy lands in Connecticut. She gets a part-time job at the quilt shop and starts making friends, giving her hope for the first time in ages. But when she appears in a TV promo for a quilting show, it alerts her ex-husband to her location.

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Fleeing an abusive marriage, Ivy lands in Connecticut. She gets a part-time job at the quilt shop and starts making friends, giving her hope for the first time in ages. But when she appears in a TV promo for a quilting show, it alerts her ex-husband to her location.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Stitched into the heartwarming second installment of Bostwick's contemporary New England quilters series (after 2008's A Single Thread) is an unbreakable thread of friendship and faith. Following a pattern similar to her first (in which shop owner Evelyn Dixon fought breast cancer), Bostwick centers the action around a serious struggle: on the run from an abusive husband, Ivy Peterman and her children, Bethany and Bobby, find refuge in the New Bern, Conn., women's shelter. There, Ivy meets philanthropist Abigail Burgess Wynne and through her lands a job at Evelyn's shop, Cobbled Court Quilts. After 18 months of peace, Ivy's appearance in a Quilt Pink Day promotion, draws out her violent husband. When he appears at Evelyn's shop to confront Ivy, newfound friends and perspective give Ivy the strength to stand up to him, begin divorce proceedings and learn that hiding from fears won't resolve them. Bostwick switches effortlessly from Ivy's poignant story to quilting circle updates, keeping fans in the loop and on their toes with a surprising bit of marriage news. (June)

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Library Journal

Bostwick brings back familiar characters in the second Cobbled Court novel (after A Single Thread), with the focus switching to Ivy Peterman. In fleeing an abusive husband, Ivy ends up in New Bern, CT, where she and her children find refuge at an apartment complex for victims of domestic abuse. When the town benefactor takes an interest in them, Ivy finds a job—and friends—at Cobbled Court Quilts. The companionship of these women proves vital when Ivy's husband shows up, demanding that she return and, when that fails, accusing her of kidnapping their children. VERDICT A Single Thread focused on breast cancer; here, Bostwick highlights domestic abuse in a story that emphasizes the importance of friendship. Given those themes, as well as the details about quilting, this novel should appeal to fans of women's fiction, especially those who enjoy needlecrafts. A similar title is Kate Jacobs's The Friday Night Knitting Club. Highly recommended.—Lesa Holstine, Glendale P.L., AZ


—Lesa Holstine
From the Publisher
“Stitched into the heartwarming second installment of Bostwick's contemporary New England quilters series (after 2008's A Single Thread) is an unbreakable thread of friendship and faith. Following a pattern similar to her first (in which shop owner Evelyn Dixon fought breast cancer), Bostwick centers the action around a serious struggle: on the run from an abusive husband, Ivy Peterman and her children, Bethany and Bobby, find refuge in the New Bern, Conn., women's shelter. There, Ivy meets philanthropist Abigail Burgess Wynne and through her lands a job at Evelyn's shop, Cobbled Court Quilts. After 18 months of peace, Ivy's appearance in a Quilt Pink Day promotion draws out her violent husband. When he appears at Evelyn's shop to confront Ivy, newfound friends and perspective give Ivy the strength to stand up to him, begin divorce proceedings and learn that hiding from fears won't resolve them. Bostwick switches effortlessly from Ivy's poignant story to quilting circle updates, keeping fans in the loop and on their toes with a surprising bit of marriage news.” – Publishers Weekly  

“Buy A Single Thread, follow it up with A Thread of Truth and enjoy hours of storytelling that will warm your heart and help renew your belief that people can be good, if given the chance.”—www.ArmchairInterviews.com

“. . .this novel should appeal to fans of women’s fiction, especially those who enjoy needlecrafts. A similar title is Kate Jacobs’s The Friday Night Knitting Club. Highly recommended.” – Library Journal 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441770523
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Cobbled Court Quilt Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
10
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Marie Bostwick Skinner was born and raised in the Northwest. Since marrying the love of her life twenty-four years ago, she has never known a moment's boredom. Marie 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. Marie has three handsome sons and now lives with her husband in Connecticut where she writes, reads, quilts, and is active in her local church.

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A Thread of Truth (Cobbled Quilt Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful take of a woman who owns a quilt shop and how she reaches out to another community member to give her the help she needs all the while remembering the help she received from strangers in her time of need. The bonds that are built between the women in the book and how these bonds change them and enrich their lives.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
In A Thread of Truth we get our second look at New Bern Connecticut and Evelyn Dixson and her friends and associates of Cobbled Court Quilts. As we pick up from the last book and Evelyn's dealings with Quilt Pink and her own fight with breast cancer we also meet meek and mild and not all truthful Ivy Peterman who's on the run from an abusive husband, she finds New Bern by mistake and becomes immeshed in the small town life and comfort of it. And in the blink of an eye her sanctuary is crushed and her very life endangered. This novel is amazing in that Marie brings us face to face with two tragedies of our world, breast cancer and marital abuse. She is honest and decisive about what to expect and consequences of abuse and we get a birds eye view of it from one very frightened but very strong woman. The characters who we readers are introduced to are very real and the ones we get reacquainted with from A Single Thread continue to entertain and enlighten us and they are warm and friendly The story is unique and New Bern is a town that every one of us wishes were our home town. The dialogue is wonderful and flows freely, the images I get from reading are very vivid and real. It is an amazing story and the only thing I find fault with which in no way reflects the author is the editing, there were numerous mistakes in the text and that is truly unfortunate. All in all if you love a great read filled with drama and real life struggles, where the pages flow like water and could easily finish the read in one sitting, don't mind keeping the tissues close and don't mind your heartspeed increasing, then this novel is for you.
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angelsrus More than 1 year ago
enjoyed #2 as much as #1 Bostwick is a good writer, looking foreward to #3
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Gramnan More than 1 year ago
This author writes exceptionally well about characters she brings to life. Like her first book in this series, it is a difficult book to put down.
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JLLCO More than 1 year ago
Once again Marie Bostwick has written a great book with a fantastic story line full of witty dialog and wonderful characters. This series is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did not think that a "quilting" themed book would be such a great read. Please don't think you need to know a thing about sewing, or quilting to love this story or the others in the series. Quilting is a time honored way women came/come together to support each other. OK so nowadays it sounds sappy but I am only 28 & I can say that the simple stitches you sew together bind you closer than sisters. I had always sewn alone but these books inspired me to try a group, so I started one of my own.
Chicagokat1 More than 1 year ago
I have read this author before and I liked this book as well as her other books. She writes a good story that is very enjoyable! Give it a try.
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PatLee More than 1 year ago
Second book in the series. Great characters, plot, and everything that makes a great story and a good read!
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skr05 More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a book to read & stumbled across A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick. I enjoyed the book & as soon as I finished I bought A Thread of Truth. The first book flows nicely into the second one. You'll meet Evelyn, Margot, Abigail & Liza along with all the other characters. The women come from different walks of life, face their own struggles & form a lasting friendship. Both books are heartwarming-hard to put down. My suggestion is to get both books but read A Single Thread first.