A Single Thread (Cobbled Quilt #1)
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 chas...more
Abigail Burgess Wynne, the wealthiest woman in New Bern, had many acquaintances but her attorney, Franklin, was her only friend. He ...more
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 ...more
This one was very predicable, characters luke warm in the likeable department ...more
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 pulled
these women together well. Each quilter has her own story and cross to bear, also not unique but I ...more
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.
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. L ...more
I wish that I could say that I loved this book, but I couldn't even fi ...more
Things weren’t going especially well for Evelyn, who had recently ...more
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 curre ...more
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 wo ...more
It was...different 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 thr ...more
The story examines friendships, women’s issues, self-worth, teenage angst, love, loyalty, b ...more