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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (825 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marie Bostwick Narrator: Renée Raudman, Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cobbled Court Quilt Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781470800062
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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 afresh. With a part-time job at Cobbled Court Quilts and some budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages.

But when a popular television quilting 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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/18/2014

    " This is the second book in the Cobbled Court series and primarily focuses on a minor character from the first book, Ivy Peterman, who was at the women's shelter supported by Abigail. The book overlaps slightly in time with the first book. We find out piece by piece the story of Ivy's abusive relationship with her husband and her fears that he will find her. Secondary to this plot is the story of Evelyn's friend, Mary Dell filming the Quilt Pink event at her store and the frustrations surrounding an event that seems to grow out of control. I found this sequel a little frustrating to read and kept having to put it down. I found the characters to be not completely in congruence with their personalities in the first book and also sometimes found the abuse storyline to be a little formulaic. Thankfully, the book did pull itself together by the end and came up with a fairly satisfying conclusion. I hope that the third book will be an interesting addition to the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 2/1/2014

    " This was also a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 1/31/2014

    " This author has done it again for me, she has made her characters seem like friends of mine. I enjoy reading this author. Her writing has a warm, cozy feel to it. The stories center around a Quilt Shop in New Bern, Connecticut. The minior theme in this book is domestic violence. It was great how the friends welcomed a new person into their protective circle. I enjoy that this author allows the male characters to be gentlemen. Reading this book was like visiting an old friend. I look forward to reading other books written by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Chair | 1/28/2014

    " I am really enjoying Marie Bostwick's books about Cobbled Court Quilts. It's very inspiring to me as a shop owner, but also because the books have an incredible story! This one was near to my heart as it was about a woman who had been abused by her husband and her journey to wholeness & to faith .... Looking forward to reading the next book in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryellen | 1/27/2014

    " Very much loving this "Cobbled Court" Series. Thankfully I'm reading this with all of the books available~~I'd be upset if I had to wait to see what happens next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Hadley | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book about a quilt shoppe and the power of good friends. I will definitely read the first book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/10/2014

    " I confess; I only went to page 73. Writing in the "I" person format in different chapters under different names was confusing to me. This story about a homeless Mother and how she made good would have been less work to read if written from one perspective, not several. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Houts | 1/7/2014

    " Very good book, this book does stand on it's own, but I did read in sequence, and now getting ready to read a thread so thin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blythe S. | 1/5/2014

    " I really enjoyed the first book of this "series" a bit more than this one. This one, which dealt with the issue of domestic abuse, was difficult to read at times, but again portrayed well the value of strong female friendships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Knapp | 12/20/2013

    " Read hese 2 books back to back and loved them both! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl Madison | 10/20/2013

    " Bluch! Read it for a book club. Simple story, simple sentences. Lacks character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbi Bullard | 9/16/2013

    " I liked this book really a lot. Enjoyed the characters and story. Made me look up the next books in this series. Unfortunately I didn't enjoy the later ones as much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Sessions | 9/11/2013

    " Domestic violence was the main theme. Didn't enjoy that at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jharkey | 9/10/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book, even though the topic has been heard before. I enjoy the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolle | 8/3/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the third book to come out later this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annenz | 7/27/2013

    " This is the first of this series I've read and avidly enjoyed reading it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcia Kauffman | 7/11/2013

    " An easy read about an abused woman being befriended by a group of quilters. Very accurate portrait of abuser and victim as well as the main character working through the victim role. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 4/1/2013

    " Book #2 brought in a new character or two to the cast as well as fleshing out some minor characters from the first book. I enjoyed the interactions and overall storyline. I'm interested to see how book #3 fares. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 3/29/2013

    " It was good, but I prefered the first book in the series...The whole Ivy and domestic violence plot seemed a little over the top and soap opera-like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chere J | 2/1/2013

    " I am interested to know what these women will be up to next. I'll be looking for the next book in this series at the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/30/2012

    " Second in the series... this story is about Ivy and her abusive husband. Same as the others, the book is light, and fast paced... a nice easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pj | 12/19/2012

    " another great book of her quilting series. friendships grow among characters in these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon A. | 11/1/2012

    " I am really loving this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/20/2012

    " I enjoyed this book and will continue to red the books in this series. I like how it really covera some topocal subjects,,,,,book is not all fluff. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 6/4/2012

    " I am really loving this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tj | 11/8/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this story. I would enjoy being one of the woman in this story and being in their group. I like to use books as a means to escape, and this one worked. It was a clean book, no bad language or anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DeRonda | 5/24/2011

    " I did not know this was the 2nd in a series until I was already reading it. It was good read, but not good enough for me to go back and find the 1st one to read just yet, though maybe when I have fewer titles in mind to read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 5/15/2011

    " I enjoy this group of women from Cobbled Court Quilt Shop. This book looks at marriage from the perspective of several of the group with a surprising ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judee | 5/11/2011

    " What a delight to read! This is the third of the Cobbled Court Series. The characters are all back with more depth and some hilarious scenes. I foresaw one of the endings but not another. Just a wonderful read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crystal | 4/6/2011

    " This was way too girly and "convenient" for me... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 3/6/2011

    " I enjoy Marie Bostwick's novels. This one gets into how a dominant personality can move people in directions they don't necessarily want to go., "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 2/9/2011

    " This is a good quilting (drama) book to read. I enjoyed reading what the Cobbler Quilt gals were up to these days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/3/2011

    " Third in the Cobbled Court Series. I like the characters in this book and the setting in New England. The bonding of women. And it's about quilts so had to be a favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 12/14/2010

    " I liked the book; my mom is a quilter so I will probably get the book for her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 11/9/2010

    " This is the 3rd book in a series, and I haven't read any of the others, but it stands alone. Some great insights into life, relationships, etc. Loved the friendships that these women shared. Thanks Julie for this book! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/4/2010

    " This is the third book in the series, they are all very satisfying reads about women and friendship. Very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 11/1/2010

    " I do enjoy this series of Bostwick. Initially, I thought this was going to be too much like a romance novel, which are not my cup of tea, but I persevered and am glad I did. Love the new character, Virginia, the mother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 10/4/2010

    " I love her characters and enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next installment of Cobbled Court Quilts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 8/28/2010

    " I like the strong female characters in this series of books. "

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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

Renée Raudman is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.

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. Her audiobook narration has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards.