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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,825 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marie Bostwick Narrator: Pam Ward, Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cobbled Court Quilt Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781470800055
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Marie Bostwick weaves 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 at the peak of her career, Margot hopes an event hosted by the quilt shop could be a great 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 that they’ll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “Bostwick succeeds admirably in this departure from historical fiction…This is a pleasant story of friendship, with a message of starting over despite the odds. It will remind readers of Debbie Macomber’s popular The Shop on Blossom Street. The first in Bostwick’s Cobbled Court series, this comforting book is highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Upon relocating to New Bern, Connecticut, Texas divorcée Evelyn Dixon opens up a quilt shop, bonding with three women who show up for her class. In this first entry in her Cobbled Court series, New York Times bestselling author Bostwick deals frankly and realistically with breast cancer, from its detection to feelings of fear and loss to the struggle for recovery. Narrators Pam Ward and Lorna Raver alternate chapters, fully inhabiting their respective characters. A strong series starter; highly recommended for all.”

    Library Journal (starred audio review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiara | 1/10/2014

    " This book was really good. It actually surprised me. I loved to see the changes that Abigal made and even liked that it had the predictable happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/30/2013

    " I was looking for some quilting books with more character development to them plus having them have a love for quilting. The characters were believable and captivating. I enjoyed how Marie Bostwich switched back and forth between two of the characters telling the story. Each chapter was seamless as she switched characters. I highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 11/13/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this novel so much to the point that I finished it in 3 days! The author did a splendid job at making the characters come alive as I was reading. What drew me to reading this book was the fact that my mother and my sister both quilt, but then as I read along their was more too it than just quilting. Their is a story of struggle and survival through the power of friendship and love. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JQ | 11/4/2013

    " Really didn't like this at all. Very formulaic, predictable. I found it rather amateurish at times as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/3/2013

    " Very well written, however, I got this one as an audiobook and the readers missed the voices they were supposed to be using for the different characters (e.g., one voice to portray an older character continued to read with the same tone as the young character). I am now on the second audiobook of this series and the readers are much better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Kibler | 9/29/2013

    " It was a very easy read. Good book to read if you don't want to think too hard. It has all the emotions in one story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryellen | 9/25/2013

    " Loved it! Can't wait to read the next book in the "Cobbled Court Series". What a great book to read during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 9/23/2013

    " What an awesome novel!! The characters are complex; you both love and hate them. They grow and change, but the message of friendship is beyond outstanding. Very very well done! :)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 8/27/2013

    " New author for me. And I am not a quilter; but this book almost made me want to give it a try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 8/4/2013

    " This was a feel good book about friendship. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 6/28/2013

    " A series recommended to me by Tina Noel. Even though I am not a quilter, I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 6/2/2013

    " It's a story about moving forward after difficult times and finding new friends in unexpected places. Sort of predictable, but enjoyable anyway. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Mcvay | 5/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed these ladies characters in this story i was surprised to learn tgere are several books in this series yay! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Veronica | 4/6/2013

    " Pretty good read, uplifting, but not super original. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beckyj | 3/31/2013

    " A newly divorced woman lives her dream and opens a quilt shop in Connecticut. She bonds quickly with several new friends as they come together to face their struggles. It was a good book, well written. I just didn't really connect with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 3/29/2013

    " I am so excited to find a new series! I really like this author and the cast of characters she has created. Real-world people with real-world issues. Great storytelling! I will be interested to see where the next few books in the series lead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela King | 1/13/2013

    " Although the characters where interesting and their dynamic, this was a predictable story line and several happy endings all tied up in a bright red bow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan Corsello | 12/8/2012

    " Had to read for book club. It was just OK "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri Mathisen | 10/20/2012

    " Good cosy read. A little predictable, but a promising start to the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 8/10/2012

    " love these characters & I'm excited that there's more for me to enjoy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 7/23/2012

    " Really good story. The characters are a hoot! Makes me want to go and make a quilt! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yvonne | 11/28/2011

    " Lovely series about a woman who moves to Connecticut from Texas and starts a new life, and a new business: a quilt store. Easy reading, a comfort book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/7/2011

    " This book turned out really good. The story was rich and unpredictable, which I liked. I will definitely read the next one in th series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 8/27/2011

    " Evelyn gets divorced, can not handle moving out of her house, so she drives north from Texas to Connecticut, rent a shop and apartment, planning to open a quilt store. She makes new friends, battles problems, and helps others, Great story, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 4/4/2011

    " Great Story, cant wait to read book 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/24/2011

    " Similiar to the knitting club stories with a charitable twist. "

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About the Author
Author Marie Bostwick

Marie Bostwick is the author of some dozen novels, including several in the Cobbled Court Quilt series. She was born and raised in the Northwest. She and her family have moved a score of times, living in multiple US states as well as Mexico. 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.

About the Narrators

Pam Ward found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress’ Talking Books program. The fact that she can work with Blackstone Audio from the beauty of the mountains of Southern Oregon is an unexpected bonus. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Lorna Raver, named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of the Year, has received numerous Audie Award nominations and fifrteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. An experienced stage actress, she has also guest-starred on many top television series and starred in director Sam Raimi’s film Drag Me to Hell. Her numerous audiobook credits include The Age of Innocence, Up from Orchard Street, The Lodger, Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, and Diamond Ruby.