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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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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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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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this was by far the best book yet, I am looking forward to the next.

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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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Another Quilter's Dream

The story continues, and worth every minute! when I heard the author write, "most quilters would drive thru any blizzard, to be able to sew, I knew I was included! I actually did drive thru a snowstorm! just to be part of the sisterhood of quilters!

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I so enjoyed the story, the characters, and probably especially the positive lessons and the surprise for me was that it contained Christian references. Very nice to hear in a world with so much darkness and negativity.

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Great story but not thrilled with the narrators. They are pretty much monotone. Everyone in the book sounds bored. No one has any excitement by the sounds of the voices. While I loved the story line the monotone narration takes away from the story.

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Great Christian Quilt story

I love the fact that the characters in this series, each in their own way find God's love in their life. So glad there is another book in the series, otherwise I would be upset with the ending! I will begin the next book right away.