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A Thread of Truth (Cobbled Quilt #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,881 ratings  ·  233 reviews
Bostwick's second Cobbled Court novel is a poignant, heartwarming story of new beginnings and old friends set in a fictional Connecticut town.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Kensington
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Judy Iliff
I'm finding that I'm reading more and more books that deal with the strong friendships of women. This was no exception. Bostwick does a magnificent job of explaining how women get sucked into abusive relationships without becoming gory; although, there are parts that make you wince and get angry. The fact that this book and her first with these characters, A Single Thread, is set in a quilt shop doesn't hurt, either.

My only complaint with the book was the edition I read - the Kindle edition. The
This was a hard book to read because it dealt with abuse. How do these abusive men even come up with these ways to be so cruel? If you are in such a relationship, GET OUT and stay out! There is help available for you. At the beginning, I debated whether I would read this book because of the topic.

What a supportive group of women, and men as well, in these stories. This is the 3rd book of the series I've read. A very comforting little town to live in, New Bern. This was complete with some of the
The second in the Cobbled Court Quilt series focuses on the issue of domestic abuse. Ivy Petterman has left her abusive husband Hodge, taking her two children with her. She finds refuge in New Bern, but keeps herself issolated out of fear. She longs for the support of friends, but keeps many secrets hidden within. When she is offered a job at Evelyn's quilt shop, Ivy begins to let down the walls she has built around herself. When someone recognizes Ivy during a taping of a promotional video for ...more
This is the second in the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop series. Apparently the inaugural book in the series dealt with breast cancer and this book deals primarily with domestic abuse and the power of female friendships. Ivy Peterman is fleeing an abusive husband with her two small children and they end up in New Bern, Connecticut where she finds housing in a apartment building filled with women who are victims of domestic violence and who are trying to rebuild their lives. Ivy also gets a job in the ...more
Glenda L
This is the 2nd book of the series ... I enjoyed it as much as the first ... can't wait to read the 3rd one. I love the characters in the book ... there is so much to absorb about the relationships. It makes you want to live in New Bern, Connecticut and start quilting. I would highly recommend this series.
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I like this series. It's not earth shatteringly amazing, it's not full of amazing insight. It's a GREAT story about a group of women who came together unexpectedly in the first book (this is the second one) and had some pretty life changing events....but they pulled together, supported each other, took the risk to confide in each other and created an amazing community. At the end of the day, it's not the flash and the glamour that matter, it's that your friends are your friends. Period. They wil ...more
A novel about women's friendships and relationships, centered around a quilting shop in a small New England community. Similar to the stories by Jennifer Chiaverini in emotive tone and narrative style.

Addresses several serious issues in an indirect way, such as the experience of domestic violence and life in a homeless shelter. These themes provide some of the skeletal structure for the plot, but the story is larger than this.

There were times that references to Christian faith/belief seemed tack
Another great story in this series about a group of women in small New England town (New Bern) who come together over quilting. In this installment, the story is mostly about Ivy, a young mother who is running from an abusive husband. She is struggling to put her past behind her and start a new life with her children. Her fears and doubts, though, are hampering this effort.

The other part of the story features Evelyn, the owner of Cobbled Court Quilts. She is about to, once again, put on Quilt Pi
This is the second book in the Cobbled Court Quilts series, and I liked it as much as the first one. This book has the same main characters, but concentrates on Ivy who was only briefly mentioned in the first book. Ivy is hiding from her husband whom she left, taking their two children, after years of domestic abuse. Ivy comes to New Bern and is staying in a local shelter for homeless women and children. Through Evelyn's quilting classes at the shelter, she is offered a job at the shop and is in ...more
It's been a few years since Evelyn Dixon, stunned by an unexpected divorce and at her wits end, traveled to New England to see the fall foliage and fell in love with the Connecticut town of New Bern, where she opened Cobbled Court Quilts. Its uncertain beginning, complicated by her diagnosis of breast cancer, threatened to destroy her spirit; luckily, she found strength and renewal in a circle of friends and quilters. Since then, the shop - and her relationship with restaurant owner Charlie - ha ...more
This is the 2nd book in the series. I liked the first book in the series so why not the second. I'm enjoying reading stories about female friendships. Lately I have not had as much time to spend with female friends. Life changes and moves forward. Once there was time for visiting and chatting with friends when I picked the kids up from school but not nearly often enough this last year. I guess books have always been like good friends to me. Books that include doing something crafty and useful li ...more
Esther Jones
Since I loved the first Cobbled Quilt novel, I had to pick this one up as well. And while it was very good, it didn't grab me like A Single Thread did.

The characters are wonderful. I already loved Evelyn, Abigail, Margot, and Liza (and, of course, Garret, Franklin, and Charlie), and I was delighted to revisit them. Ivy was a great addition to the circle, with a poignantly powerful backstory. Some of the best writing in the novel was Ivy's story.

However, there were times when Ivy's POV slipped in
Aug 19, 2009 JayeL rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I enjoyed this book and thought it was well written. One thing that jumped out at me was that the pacing was different from many of the novels, and especially mysteries, I have read recently. Initially, I thought the book was moving too slowly. Then I realized that the pacing was just different, told myself to slow down and enjoyed the book immensely.

Marie Bostwick is a good writer. I liked the integration of quiltmaking into the story without having it take over the story as it does in other no
This was an excellent read for me. It is the second book in a series called the Cobbled Court Series, hence it brought back many of the characters from the first book, A Single Thread. This story was grittier and more graphic, in many different ways, but not offensively so. I got very involved in this book and found it hard to put down. I found my bodily functions reacted strongly to events in it (eg pounding heart, general anxiety, goosebumps) This author is an awesome story teller, and is obvi ...more
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 ...more
Enchanting, uplifting, heart warming book. I listened to the audible version from my library as I'm legally blind. This is the first book I've heard by this author and it was awesome. I can't wait to hear the others. Ms. Bostwick certainly did her research about domestic abuse and was spot on. I loved all the characters. They immediately burrowed into my heart. I am an avid quilter and loved this side theme. The narrator did an excellent job as well.
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This is a sweet story, apparently second in a series about the women involved in a quilt shop ,though it stands alone just fine. This one is about a woman, Ivy, on the run with her kids from an abusive husband. After a couple of years of drifting, she finds a true home in the small Connecticut town of New Bern, and a job she's good at taking care of internet orders for the quilt shop. One day the shop is filmed for an upcoming television special and Ivy is accidentally caught on tape
I can truly appreciate Ms. Bostwick so aptly depicting a woman escaping an abusive relationship. I felt Ivy accurately represented an abused woman, though as with any group, each individual and her specific circumstances is unique. I was grateful for her emphasis on the psychological aspect of abuse that is so powerful to keep women in manipulative abusive relationships. Though there was a bit of a disclaimer within the first 20 pages or so regarding Margot's intense religiosity and the fact tha ...more
Jun 20, 2009 Jackie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This is a sweet story, apparently second in a series about the women involved in a quilt shop ,though it stands alone just fine. This one is about a woman, Ivy, on the run with her kids from an abusive husband. After a couple of years of drifting, she finds a true home in the small Connecticut town of New Bern, and a job she's good at taking care of internet orders for the quilt shop. One day the shop is filmed for an upcoming television special and Ivy is accidentally caught on tape. Her husban ...more
This second book in the series continues the lives of the women in the quilting circle. The focus is on Ivy, a young mother of two, who is running from an abusive relationship. The way the women rally around Ivy and each other during crises depicts small town community life. The craft of quilt-making showcases the creative and healing powers that reside in each of us. Looking forward to book three.
I am enjoying this series by Marie Bostwick because it is a people book where they all work together and care about each other. However this particular book had more grammatical errors etc. than I have ever seen in a book. I had to stop and see who published it. Where is the editor? Unfortunately that is distracting and not very professional.
This second book in the Cobbled Court Quilts series has as its focus a mother who is trying to escape her abusive husband and ends up in New Bern with the women we came to know in the first book. The author must have had some good sources, because she describes the experience of abuse with frightening accuracy. If that will upset you, you may want to avoid this one. Well done.
This was overall a good read. I love the deep friendships that are portrayed and the real feelings that are described. The domestic abuse was difficult to read and made me afraid to turn the page sometimes, although this is not prevalent throughout the book. I look forward to reading the other two books in this series.
Michelle Wallace
The first half of this book was pretty good. It began dragging after that and about three-fourths of the way into it, I was ready for it to end. I read the sixth book in this series and the writing and plot development were better, so I think this series picked up steam somewhere down the line. This particular book is the second in a series.
Each of Marie Bostwick's Cobbled Quilt books center on quilting, but also of the two I have read they deal also with friendship. We all need a support group. The first book dealt with breast cancer, and book 2 dealt with domestic abuse. Each of the characters become so real and unique in the rolls that they play in the story.
Beverly Flanagan
I absolutely LOVED this book! It's the first I've read by this author, and it won't be the last. Tough subjects, including domestic violence, poverty, and white collar crime, the importance of friendship, especially among and between women, and a gentle touch of spirituality, plus my newest love, quilting!
When Ivy Peterman shows up in New Bern, she is taken in by the Cobbled Court Quilt Circle and instantly has many new friends. They realize she is hiding something, but wait for Ivy to open up. As the friends help and support Ivy through this difficult time in her life, they also renew their own friendships and the values they hold dear. This is the second book in the Cobbled Court Quilts series and I enjoyed it as much as the first. I am looking forward to getting my hands on the next cozy volum ...more
Boy, this book in the series got pretty involved. Glad that Ivy got away from her abusive husband and found good people in New Bern that were supportive and caring of her and the kids. Through all of her problems and telling her story to her friends Franklin came through and blew the case wide open. Glad that Franklin and Abigail got married. Now on to book three.
I enjoyed book 2 in this series as much as book one. Evelyn is getting ready to do another Pink Quilt event to raise money for breast cancer awareness and her friend Mary Dell, who hosts a quilting show is going to televise the event. The shop becomes a household word. Ivy, a woman who entered the woman's shelter is given a job at the quilt shop but although the women of the quilt shop club invite her to become a member, Ivy tells them that she doesn't want to join them. Later on in the story, I ...more
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Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of uplifting historical and contemporary fiction. She lives in the state of Connecticut and travels fequently to sign books, speak to reading groups, and meet her readers.
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