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

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

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

Come home to Marie Bostwick's poignant novel of new beginnings, old friends, and the rich, varied tapestry of lives fully lived. . .

At twenty-seven, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start fresh. With a part-time job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages.

But when a popular quilting TV show is taped at the quilt shop, Ivy's unwitting appearance in an on-air promo alerts her ex-husband to her whereabouts. Suddenly, Ivy is facing the fight of her life--one that forces her to face her deepest fears as a woman and a mother. This time, however, she's got a sisterhood behind her: companions as complex, strong, and lasting as the quilts they stitch. . .

Praise for Marie Bostwick's A Single Thread

"Enjoy this big-hearted novel, then pass it along to your best friend."
--Susan Wiggs

"By the time you finish this book, the women in A Single Thread will feel like your own girlfriends--emotional, funny, creative and deeply caring. It's a story filled with wit and wisdom. Sit back and enjoy this big-hearted novel, and then pass it on to your best friend."
--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"Marie Bostwick beautifully captures the very essence of women's friendships--the love, the pain, the trust, the forgiveness--and crafts a seamless and heartfelt novel from them. Evelyn, Abigail, Margot, and Liza are as real and endearing as my own closest friends, and as I turned the last page I felt that sweet, satisfying sorrow in having to say goodbye that marks the work of a writer at the top of her game." --Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genius and Matters of Faith

"Bostwick makes a seamless transition from historical fiction to the contemporary scene in this buoyant novel about the value of friendship among women. . ..Bostwick's polished style and command of plot make this story of bonding and sisterhood a tantalizing book club contender." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758244123
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Series: Cobbled Court Quilt Series , #2
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 50,118
File size: 624 KB

About 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 So Thin (Cobbled Quilt Series #3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In New Bern, Connecticut Garrett Dixon helps his mom Evelyn at her Cobbled Court Quilt Shop while waiting for the return of his girlfriend Liza Burgess attending art school in New York City. Twenty-two years old Liza, whose mom died as she graduated from high school and who never met her dad, thinks of Evelyn as her surrogate mother although her maternal Aunt Abigail helped raise her. Garrett proposes on New Year's Eve. Although she has doubts higher than the Empire State Building, Liza accepts. While Aunt Abigail plans on throwing the New England wedding of the century, Evelyn, who loves Garrett and Liza, fears they are too young to marry. Complicating matters for Liza is a career opportunity that suddenly arises adding to the already teetering dilemma of what to do as she does not want to hurt those she loves, but by doing so she thinks she will hurt herself.. Rotating viewpoint, the third Cobble Court family drama (see A Thread of Truth and A Single Thread) is an entertaining contemporary that follows the narrow tale's thread throughout. The cast is solid especially the wobbling lead Liza and her loved ones. Fans who enjoy a character driven story will want to read the aptly titled A Thread So Thin. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like I'm returning to a former home as I start each book in this series. Delightful and believeable characters with a taste of quilting. Recommend you start with the first book in the series.
AAR More than 1 year ago
A THREAD SO THIN by Marie Bostwick is an inspirational comtemporary romance/fiction set in present day Connecticut.It is the third in the "Cobbled Court Novels",Book one "A Single Thread",Book two "A Thread of Truth",but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with depth and details.It has faith,women's friendships,love trust,forgiveness,pain,life's challenges, emotional,funny,caring, betrayal,sisterhood. While, this story was a little slow to me in the beginning,it is overall an interesting story of love,faith,understanding and life.It will warm your heart and soul. The main focus of this book is the tempermental artist,Lisa and her boyfriend Garrett.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Kensington Books and My Book Addiction and More.
LWhit More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I was so excited when I got my Nook, went online to download my first book and saw that there was a third book in this series that I didn't know came out. I would say that the first two books in the series were better. However, I still finished this book in two days. I couldn't put it down; I wanted more to the ending though. The book was written with an ending that definitely leaves room for more books in the series. There is a way to continue the series and still have a closing in each book. I recommend this series to any one who asks what good books I have read recently. Get this book!
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
As Marie re-acquaints us with her wonderful characters from her previous Cobbled Court novels she wastes no time priming the drama pump. And as everyday ordinary things happen to the stars of our show is when the magic of Marie's storytelling comes through, when she makes interesting reading out of the mundane, when she makes it impossible to stop turning pages because you just have to find out what's next. Inside the novel are many different mini dramas all going on simultaneously of each other and overlapping each other. Ms. Bostwick handles these with an equal amount of panache mixed with good old fashioned horse sense. It's a tale of love, of belonging, of friendship, of coming of age. It's a story of hardship and heartbreak and disappointments. It's a life story a realistic picture of how we act and react toward each other. This is no romance, but a definite love story, in fact more than one love story and the author uses reality and ideality to tell us about them. Her dialogue is eloquent and prose like in content and descriptive and detailed in context and will leave you with vivid and colorful pictures in your minds eye. Her romances are not textbook Happy Ever After, some get that and some don't. Her love scenes are very tame, and yet we hard core romance readers will not feel cheated. This can stand a lone, but I would recommend reading the series in order to get the backgrounds. This is a truthful look at relationships and if that's the genre you love, this is the one you'll want. It has all the bells and whistles for a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am I thrilled that I preordered this book from B&N, the national release isn't until the 27th but I have already received and read it. Marie has such a unique writing style that her characters feel like real friends in your everyday life. A Thread So Thin being the third in the series was a welcomed return to New Bern and the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop, however the prologue gives you a lot of background so you could read this one without reading the others, but once you do you will want to get the first 2 and devour them as well! Being a woman of a certain age, I could identify with the characters and what they were going through. I related to how each woman felt with each new revelation during the journey that Marie takes us. The friendships they share are so realistic, surely Marie herself must be that kind of friend. I recommend this book to anyone who is a friend or has a friend, to anyone that quilts or that doesn't! If you love her stories, go to her website www.mariebostwick.com and become a reading friend, then join in the forum I did! I now have another circle of online friends to compliment my circle of hands on friends. I also participated in the most recent quilt block exchange started in February for Women's Heart Health using the pattern Mended Broken Hearts from the first novel, A Single Thread, in the series. Wow, those other ladies were so encouraging to me, as I am new(er) to quilting. You should she the wonderful blocks I received in the exchange. Sandra Johnson
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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 book is everything I wanted. I'm reading the series in order and this did not disappoint.
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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!
JLLCO More than 1 year ago
Marie Bostwick writes with charm; her characters are well developed and the story line is engaging and fun. This series is about characters you will come to love and want to know more about. I hope she writes more!
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.
willieAP More than 1 year ago
Just loved these books. Made me feel very close to the characters, and almost part of there lives (if that makes sense). I only wish that Cobbled Quilt Series #5 would be available on MP3.
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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.