A Single Thread

A Single Thread

by Marie Bostwick

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“A big-hearted novel filled with wit and wisdom.” —Susan Wiggs

New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick weaves together 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, Margot hopes an event at the quilt shop will be a 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 they’ll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all…  
Praise for A Single Thread and Marie Bostwick
“Bostwick’s warmly nourishing, emotionally compelling novel is quiet yet powerful.”  
—The Chicago Tribune
“Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.” 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496709165
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/30/2018
Series: Cobbled Court Quilts Series , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 395,532
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marie Bostwick was born and raised in the northwest. In the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have moved frequently, living in eight different states at eighteen different addresses. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. Marie currently resides in Portland, where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at www.mariebostwick.com.

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A Single Thread (Cobbled Quilt Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
ababaigalit More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story of friendship, bonding and how life's upsets can be blessings in disguise. Whether or not these are common experiences, what is uncommon is finding someone who can write well about them. Bostwick does just that. She allows us to experience the very real and true to life feelings of the two storytellers without lapsing into sentimentality or glibness. I was absorbed with her characters, immediately wanting to know their stories. No matter the ending, she always leaves me wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful book - it is not just for quilters - it is for all women. I also know that Marie is a quilter. I also heard this is a book series and the second book will be coming out soon and that she is working on the third right now. I can't wait to read the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, must read book. She could be any one of us, ....or one of our friends, or family. Made me stop and think about how someone might be going through an ordeal we know nothing about. Its so easy to give a smile, ...and it just might do wonders for someone else even if you never know it.
WOCKJ More than 1 year ago
I read the book in 2 days. Couldn't put it down. I like contemporary stories and this was one. A real life story.You'll love it and the others in the series too.
PatLee More than 1 year ago
A book to be shared! Wonderful characters. I felt I was right there in that little town and in each locale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, a comtemporary story without gratuitous sex and violence! You keep it up marie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of this group. Loved everyone. Hope she continus with the quilting books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book to read. It reminded me a lot of "The Friday Night Knitting Club". Although the story is set in a quilt shop and revolves around a circle of friends that quilt or have connections to the shop, the book touches very little on quilting and instead focuses on the life and times of the friends. The author has done a wonderful job of creating a cast of characters; each character is unique and the characters intertwine wonderfully. There are a couple of conversion errors in this Nook book but they were not such as to ruin the overall pleasure of reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started out really slowly and was uncomfortable because it was written in the first person. After a while, I got into the characters and I really enjoyed the book. Be patient, it's worth it.
cartdog More than 1 year ago
Bostwick was recommended to me by someone in my on-line quilting group. I thoroughly enjoyed this book because it combined two of the things I love the most -- quilting and New England. I was quite proud that, even as something of a neophyte to quilting, I knew what many of the patterns and techniques were. The story itself reminded me of me -- moving all alone from Texas to New England and finding that was "home" all along. I look forward to reading more of her work. (And I recommend readers check out her web site.) Hey, it's not "great literature" but it is thoroughly enjoyable and reading it is a great way to spend a weekend -- if you can pull yourself away from quilting. Would a non-quilter enjoy it? I think so and one might even find herself discovering a new love for an old craft.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a chance to meet the author and she is a really nice person. I loved this series and the characters Marie has put into this book. You will definitely want to read it if you like reading stories about quilters.I liked it even more then the Elm Creek Series. Marie does a great job with this series. Once you read the first one, you'll be hooked.
Sas-sy9 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for all the quilters and other ladies who love to read a good story that will touch your heart ... and for those of us who have been diagnosed with cancer and treatment, having friends to help us through this This is one in the series and I plan to purchase the rest of the books in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this novel. It is the kind of story you wish went on and on with the characters. If you like quilts and quilt shops or just a story about growing and striving for aa goal and making to friends, you will liket this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book twice. It is very good. It covers several different kinds of relationships. The book is well written. I will check the author out to see if she has written other books.
sewdream More than 1 year ago
Beginning of a good series.
BeeBH More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn’t put it down!
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Recently divorced, Evelyn visits New Bern, Connecticut and decides to leave Texas and open a quilt shop in the small town. This book is about quilts, friendship, cancer, faith, and love. I loved the characters and the setting. Although published by a mainstream publisher, it is obvious to me that the author of this book is a Christian. Many of her characters either share their faith when the circumstance arises or they have "old-fashioned values." It also makes me want to grab some fabric scraps and start stitching them together. My only complaint is that the author seems to champion machine quilting because she mentions needing machines at various times. While I'm sure machine quilting is much faster, some of the best quilts are those which were done entirely by hand. I will look forward to my future visits with Evelyn, Abigail, Liza, Margot, Charlie, Garrett, Franklin, and all the others in New Bern in future installments of the series.
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I have made new friends ! I loved the writing and have already started book 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story, I am recommending this to all my friends and family!
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This story touch my heart in so many ways. These are real characters living out problems, hopes, dreams, sorrow and friendship, just as we experience in our own daily lives. The subject is tough but the lesson is true to its word. We can overcome with God and those who we love by our side. Thank you for such a great book.
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