A Single Thread

A Single Thread Marie Bostwick
  • Title: A Single Thread
  • Author: Marie Bostwick
  • ISBN: 9780758222572
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Single Thread Marie Bostwick A Single Thread 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
    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 heMarie 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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    1. Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of uplifting historical and contemporary fiction She lives in the state of Oregon and travels fequently to sign books, speak to reading groups, and meet her readers.


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    1. I always tell students that quilts are made up of straight lines, but that isn t true Quilts are made of broken lines, just like life Over and over again, we try and walk a straight path but run into dead ends, sharp corners and uneven ground that cuts us off and forces us to change direction Sometimes it s painful, other times joyful But it isn t until you take a moment to stand still, step off the line, and back away that you finally see the truth Those unexpected turns and startling about fac [...]

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    2. Having read a few other reviews, I ll just chip in my two cents worth I enjoyed this book I agree that it isn t full of anything really new But I did not feel manipulated I enjoyed the characters I mostly liked the dialogue And I just plain enjoyed the reading of this book.One particular thing that jumped out at me the absence of the foul language that so permeates books today It is possible to write something that most people enjoy without resorting to such unpleasantness, this book is proof of [...]

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    3. Newly divorced Evelyn Dixon needed a change She drove from Forth Worth, TX to the town of New Bern, CT, happened upon an old run down shop for rent and realized that she d found a new home a place to make her dream of owning a quilt shop a reality She loved quilting and she was determined to make this new business work even though people told her it wouldn t last.Abigail Burgess Wynne, the wealthiest woman in New Bern, had many acquaintances but her attorney, Franklin, was her only friend Her li [...]

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    4. Yet another book about strong women, struggling women, rallying women, blah blah blah And guess what Happy endings for everyone all neatly tied up in a bow Everyone falls in love, resolves their issues, gets healthy and lives happily ever after helping the less fortunate and kicking the bad guy to the curb Reminded me way to much of Blossom Street, which was worse in terms of prose, but very parallel in storyline.This one was very predicable, characters luke warm in the likeable department I m g [...]

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    5. I enjoyed this story of friendship and quilting It does have a serious health issue that is linked to a couple of the characters which was moving The story of how they all come together in support makes for good reading and the end result will take us on to books.

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    6. Omg BEST BOOK EVER I loved these characters and am literally mourning the fact they aren t real lol I cried, laughed, got mad and squealed over it I m so happy this is the first of 6 Books in this series MUST READ FOR ALL

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    7. This is a gentle, wonderful story about the miracles of friendship and is testament to the saying that when one door closes, another one opens This happens for Evelyn, the main character in A Single Thread Evelyn s husband of close to thirty years surprises her one day with the announcement that he wants a divorce This changes the course of Evelyn s future and she ends up moving from Texas to a small town in Connecticut Evelyn has always had a dream to open a quilt shop and she is able to do thi [...]

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    8. This is the first contemporary novel Marie has written Her previous novels were historical fiction based around wartime which I personally found myself enthralled in She is one of the most gifted writer I have come across in recent years This one is written well and features a group of women who come together through quilting, not an original concept as there are countless others but Marie pulledthese women together well Each quilter has her own story and cross to bear, also not unique but I enj [...]

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    9. Excellent book I loved it Can t wait to real all the other books by this author.

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    10. I normally dislike the type of books wherein everyone rallys around a person in need and that person in need soldiers bravely on I also found the writig in the book a little akward and the ending predictible However, having said that this book also drew me in in spite of my dislikes There was something appealing about Abigal Burgess and the relationship with her niece as well as the depections of individuals coming together as a community.

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    11. I really enjoyed this book It was a well written, heartwarming story about some strangers with different backgrounds that become good friends after meeting at a breast cancer fundraiser Quilt Pink held in the shop of one of the women The chapters are told in first person from the perspective of the different women which you would think would bug me, but it didn t Maybe it was because I could see part of myself in most of the characters.

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    12. I enjoyed A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick It was a cute story friendship, quilting, and family Bostwick does tackle a serious health issue and does so in a graceful but honest manner I liked learning about quilting I have neither the vision nor the talent to attempt any craft of this manner I also liked the small inclusion of Mary Dell Templeton from a previous Bostwick book I look forward to reading the next book in this series.Go Cards L1C4

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    13. 2009 review Evelyn is having a rough year and this book doesn t sugar coat her problems The book is about how Evelyn gets help getting over that rough year, which includes opening her quilt shop The difficulties she encounters seem like real difficulties that any normal person could encounter The way she resolves the issues seem like real resolutions as well.I really enjoyed this book and I think it may be a book that I would want to read again I enjoyed the sections about the Quilt Pink project [...]

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    14. Evelyn has recently divorced and is unsure of her future A spur of the moment decision leads Evelyn to New Bern intending to enjoy the fall colors and have time alone to contemplate her life There she discovers an old shop, long abandoned, that she envisions as the quilt shop she has often dreamed of opening Abigail is the town benefactor, well liked, but holds people at a distance When circumstances force her to take in her long estranged niece, Liza, she and Liza conflict from the start Liza d [...]

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    15. I couldn t wait to start this one, it got such great reviews from critics and readers alike Evelyn Dixon has always dreamed about opening up a quilt shop After her divorce, she relocates from Texas to New Bern, Conn and after dealing with several issues connected to the old building she purchased for her shop and apartment, Evelyn s doors finally open Here she forms friendships with several women with stories of their own.I wish that I could say that I loved this book, but I couldn t even finish [...]

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    16. This is some of the wort female driven crap I ve ever read It s filled with insipidly bad dialogue, gag worthy contrived plotlines, and eye rollingly predictable characters She tries to put together this clunky piece of garbage by using cheap manipulative female drama elements, like death, divorce, adultery, quilting by far the worst metaphor I ve ever seen used in a book and breast cancer One gets the impression she stole all the material off of some Lifetime Television for Women movie from hel [...]

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    17. The characters of this book are so well developed You can almost see the people as they walk through the cobblestone streets of New Bern, CT After reading this tome, I better understood the specific challenges of fighting breast cancer I m looking forward to Bostwick s next novel coming out May 2009.

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    18. I really enjoyed this book The characters were very well developed When I finished the book I wished I could take a short trip to New Bern CT and visit the Cobbled Quilt shop and meet these friends and take a class This book is about so many things, changes in our lives, hope, endurance , encouragement and the importance of friendship I will be reading from this author.

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    19. If you re looking for a fast paced thriller, this is not the book for you The author does a great job of character development and interaction Quilting plays a part in this story but the way the most unlikely of people become friends is the crux of the plot Great examples of walk a mile in my shoes before you judge me.

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    20. I enjoyed reading this It started out slow, but about midway through it got really compelling It does have some of the traits I generally dislike in women s fiction some predictable plot lines, although there were some nice twists in this one, and all to convenient solutions Where in real life can I find a rich fairy godmother but overall, it was very entertaining and heartwarming.

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    21. Cling to your friends and be a friend to others The need for friendship is the single thread that we all have running through us.

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    22. 3.5 stars This was a cute, predictable, quick read that was chosen for my church book club The characters were endearing in this simple plot that focuses on the value of friendship among women I never would have picked up this book if not for the Good Shepard book club, and I am not sure I would recommend it to friends, but it kept me entertained for a couple weeks

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    23. This novel was a very nice reprieve from some of the heavy WWII Nazi Germany novels I have tried to read recently It was refreshing to read about kindhearted people who were willing to encourage and help each other out during times of need The characters are all interesting and well developed The plot deals with some serious life issues but the author treats them with respect and seems to be quite aware and knowledgeable of how these difficult things affect a person and his her relationships I f [...]

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    24. I don t know how I ve managed to miss Marie Bostwick s books Now that I ve read the first book in her quilt shop series, I ve become a huge fan The power of community, friendship, and courage is superbly exemplified in this story about Evelyn and her newfound life and friendships After a painful divorce, Evelyn left Texas and moved to Connecticut , where she gave all her funds and energy to try living her dream life Having her own quilt shop has been a dream she put on hold after becoming a wife [...]

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    25. In the first chapter our heroine Evelyn describes an early childhood encounter with shelves and shelves of towels in graduated colors, colors merging almost imperceptibly into one another, though the color wheel Right away I was listening This is a book about women s community formed around the craft of quilting Several of the women were actually resistant to this notion in the beginning, which further endeared me to the author.Things weren t going especially well for Evelyn, who had recently su [...]

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    26. I picked up A Single Thread because it looked a lot like The Dress by Sophie Nicholls, minus the magic I really enjoyed The Dress, so I figured I d go a head and give this book a try.It wasdifferent than I d expected The main plot focuses on Evelyn s fight against breast cancer, and how she overcomes her struggles with help from her newfound friends, quilting, and just a bit of luck Of course, that s only the main plot there are several side plots that help keep the story interesting through the [...]

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    27. This was a charming, easy to read book which I greatly enjoyed I admit to being a sucker for books about crafts that I have no aptitude for A Single Thread is one that deals with quilting but so much than that It is about friendship, love, loss, the challenges of life and second chances.After the demise of her marriage, Evelyn Dixon moves to the town of New Bern where she opens a quilt shop There she meets Abigail, a wealthy well connected person in town, her niece Liza and Margot currently une [...]

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    28. First of all, this book was a beautiful story of a woman s struggle with diagnosis, treatment and dealing with breast cancer I thought that part of the story was well done.Other than that, it s not one of my favourite books I felt some of the characters to be a bit contrived and some of the situations a bit too convenient The romantic pairing up of everyone at the end of the story is a little over the top, and some of the christian references a little too cheesy The story is narrated by 2 women [...]

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    29. Evelyn and her husband were the owners of a 3000 sq ft house in Texas When they renovated their kitchen, her husband told her that they were going to put in the granite countertops because they were going to live in that house for the rest of their lives and he wanted to have something that would last Little did she know that a few months after that he would stand in that kitchen and tell her that after 25 years he wanted a divorce The countertops lasted, the marriage didn t Evelyn s only son li [...]

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