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Author: Marie Bostwick Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Xe Sands Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Cobbled Court Quilt Series Release Date: April 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781483063195

Publisher Description

In her compelling, beautifully crafted novel, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick celebrates friendships old and new—and the unlikely threads that sometimes lead us exactly where we need to go.

Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews’ friend, Abigail, is trying to matchmake, even though Margot has all but given up on romance. She loves her job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and the life and friendships she’s made in New Bern, but she never thought she’d still be single on her fortieth birthday.

It’s a shock to the entire town when Philip A. Clarkson turns out to be Philippa. Truth be told, not everyone is happy about having a female pastor. Yet despite a rocky start, Philippa begins to settle in—finding ways to ease the townspeople’s burdens, joining the quilting circle, and forging a fast friendship with Margot. When tragedy threatens to tear Margot’s family apart, that bond—and the help of her quilting sisterhood—will prove a saving grace. And as she untangles her feelings for another new arrival in town, Margot begins to realize that it is the surprising detours woven into life’s fabric that provide its richest hues and deepest meaning.

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  • “This is one very talented writer…Watch her star rise!” 

    - Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Bostwick gives another stellar performance…The beautiful prose in this multilayered faith- and community-based novel gives life to a small New England town filled with characters that readers will long remember.”

    - RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick)

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As soon as I finish Marie's book I start the wait for the next. It's like catching up with old friends. "

    - Bonnie, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like this series, and have enjoyed the audiobooks,but this was not my favorite. The story was good, but the readers were not. I probably would have liked it more with different readers, especially for Margot. "

    - Jana, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'll read the rest of her books....life lessons. "

    - Dorothy, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another wonderful trip to New Bern cant wait for the nect installment. Dont want to say much more as I might give away the good stuff. Love how she continues to develop the characters. Margot has always been one of my fave characters was great to see her as the center of this novel. "

    - Chelly, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book to put a smile on your face. Endearing characters, strong values, good writing. I'm missing my new friends in New Bern already. I really enjoyed this book. "

    - Carynpayzant, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Simplistic, predictable. "

    - Linda, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed the genuine emotions dealt with in the storyline. An excellent addition to the "Cobbled Court" series. "

    - Kay, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I forgot how much I liked the characters in this series of books. I really want start a quilt circle or make a quilt or something. "

    - Nicolle, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " These books are nice, pleasant reads. After reading the whole series, it's like visiting with old friends. "

    - Heidi, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a charming bedtime read...enjoyed it mostly because its part of a series and I find it lovely to revisit characters I've already met, and meet new ones that feel like friends. "

    - Darcy, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Absolutely wonderful story.... couldn't put the book down. I am a fan of Marie Bostwick. "

    - Margaret, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Relaxing read. Decent story. Simple. Gives your mind a rest. "

    - Joyce, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " In this latest book in the series, a new character is introduced. Lots of fun twists and turns. Love this series and have read every book in it. Look forward to the next. "

    - Vicki, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Yet another good book in a good series. This was a great vacation read. It didn't have quite the punch for me that others in the series have had, but I still enjoyed my time with the characters. "

    - Sandy, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Easy read, loved the references to quilting and scriptures. "

    - Judy, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Summer chick flick book, leaves you with a warm fuzzy.. everything turns out in the end.. Which it should for a summer reading book. "

    - Diana, 9/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is another excellent book in the Cobbled Court series. Anyone who likes the other books will love this one. "

    - Gretchen, 6/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " As always Marie delivers a GREAT book "

    - Irene, 6/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this book... can't wait for Marie Bostwick's next book in this series. "

    - Joan, 3/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " liked the 1st book, but my library only has this one. unfortunatlu this one starts out with a sermon. zer0 stars if I could "

    - Danielle, 9/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wonderful inspiring read full of the power of God and the friendships He brings us. "

    - Torieqwq, 9/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Outstanding addition to the New Bern saga! Marie captures the very essence of people and relationships and leaves the reader ready for the next story! Thank you Marie! "

    - Laura, 8/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " More then one tear shed... "

    - Monica, 8/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " like how author keeps adding characters, lots of stories to tell. Reminds you famalies are made in all different ways. You can choose who you include. "

    - Rebecca, 7/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great author, great story "

    - Yvonne, 5/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I just love this story. I was so sorry it finished. Just lovely "

    - Regina, 5/11/2012

About the Author

Marie Bostwick is the author of over a dozen novels, including the Cobbled Court Quilt series, the Too Much Texas series, and several stand-alone novels.

About the Narrators

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and a coveted Audie Award, and she was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.