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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (565 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marie Bostwick Narrator: Hillary Huber, Bernadette Dunne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cobbled Court Quilt Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781470802653
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From New York Times bestselling 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 thirty-four-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 twenty 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bostwick remains true to the formula that has created her following—fill a quaint town with good, warm people who are always happy to help each other out.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bostwick’s series continues to introduce interesting characters and compelling stories that show an appreciation for female friendship as well as a love for the art of quilting. Readers who have exhausted Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilt novels or Clare O’Donohue’s Someday Quilt mysteries will definitely enjoy Bostwick.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/11/2014

    " Okay story of women coming together through quilting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/7/2014

    " Loved loved loved this book, it was easy to get into and it gets you hooked, I am eager to read more from Marie Bostwick! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/7/2014

    " A comfy book. After reading most of this one, I bought the previous book in the series and look forward to reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/1/2014

    " This the fourth book in the series and introduces two new characters. The series, including this one, are excellent stories of friendship, forgiveness, self-discovery, faith, loyalty, and love. I would recommend this series to anyone but start with the first one. I hope there are more to come! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/30/2014

    " Another good book in the Cobbled Court series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jbs | 1/27/2014

    " The Paris Wife "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pj | 1/24/2014

    " another great read... gotta read the series...you're drawn in. can't put the books down. house work can wait! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolle | 1/20/2014

    " I love this series. I liked this book but wasn't a big fan of the ending. It was still good i just wanted it to end differently I guess. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avalon91 | 1/10/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 12/18/2013

    " I just love this series! Makes me want to move to New Bern! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KarenB | 12/16/2013

    " Heart-wrenching tale of struggle and friendship. Slightly religious, but not overly so. Puttered out at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita Johnson | 12/12/2013

    " I really like this series about a group of women quilters in New Bern, CT. Each book introduces new characters but incorporates them into the group of quilting friends. Marie Bostwick has a true talent for making each novel as interesting as the last and I always look forward to her next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 12/12/2013

    " Amazing story line. I loved the whole series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona | 12/10/2013

    " great series this is the 4th in it. The others in the Cobbled Court Novels are A Thread So Thin ; A Thread of Truth ; and A Single Thread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Chair | 10/8/2013

    " I am so enjoying Marie Bostwick's books. This one did not disappoint. Such a great story of two women whose lives had separated then came together later. I love how they both overcame so many difficulties .. Great read and of course quilting intertwined! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 5/17/2013

    " Five books later, I maintain an appreciation for how Bostwick renews our faith that people can change for the better, as well as for the joys of sweet female friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/29/2013

    " This was such a nice read after reading two rather disturbing World War II books. The characters were all in my age bracket which I also like. Marie Bostwick continues to grow on me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 1/1/2013

    " good reliable, heartwarming fluff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Davis | 11/19/2012

    " What a wonderful story this was...It's a continuation of her previous books and it is much about quilting. I am not a quilter but I really enjoy her books. Love her characters, they are all so real.. Hurry with the next book, Marie, I am anxious to read how things turn out for Maddie and Jake.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 10/14/2012

    " Enjoy reading this series! A great story about friendship! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 10/1/2012

    " This is part of a series. I am willing to look for others in the series to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 6/22/2012

    " Fun new series to me. "Chick flick" book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 5/30/2012

    " This "Cobbled Court Novel" was about two newcomers to New Bern and eventually to the quilting group. Tessa and Madelyn had both grown up in New Bern and had been childhood friends. They returned later for different reasons. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 3/1/2012

    " Maybe 2 1/2 stars. I ended up skimming through it. I missed all of the usual characters. It was fun reading about the renovations, but didn't really keep my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 11/20/2011

    " Wonderful!! I like how Marie makes her characters real by adding in themes of currnet events. I was alos her lucky winner of the thimble featured on the front cover:-) It is beautiful:-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/5/2011

    " I loved this story. It's a great reminder of what is really important. Timeless friendships and the reserve of courage always within. . .even if buried deep deep down. Now I need to read the first few books in the series. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Corey | 10/12/2011

    " It was kind of wierd. Didn't really have a plot. Could not finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/30/2011

    " A comfy book. After reading most of this one, I bought the previous book in the series and look forward to reading it. "

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About the Author
Author Marie Bostwick

Marie Bostwick is the author of nearly a dozen novels, including several in the Cobbled Court Quilt series.

About the Narrators

Hillary Huber, a Los Angeles–based voice talent with hundreds of commercials and promos under her belt, was bitten by the audiobook bug in 2005. She now records books on a regular basis and has been nominated for several Audie Awards. Her recordings for Blackstone include Skinny Bastard, The Art of Social War, and The Cheater.

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.