Threading the Needle (Cobbled Quilt #4)
From New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick comes a beautiful novel of sisterhood lost and foundand 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 mar...more
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Overall Rating 4.75
Character Rating 4.5
Story Rating 4.5
Audio Rating 5.0
NOTE: This is the 4th book in the Cobbled Court series but stands on its own. This is the first one in the series that I have read/listened too and didn't feel like I was missing much at all.
What I Loved: Both leads in Threading the Needle, Madeline and Tessa, both had characteristics that made me fall in love with their stories. Madeline's journey from awkward child that people thought was lazy to making it...more
Now, years later, both women find themse...more
"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 b...more
Decades later, Madelyn's wealthy husband Sterling Baron is arrested for running a Ponzi scheme, and with no money and nowhere else to go, she reluctantly returns to New Bern, Connecticut, to the house she inherited from her grandm...more
Now, years and years later,...more
"If you're just looking to reproduce somebody else's idea, you might as well buy a paint-by-numbers kit. Quilting isn't about replication. It's about self-expression, making it work, and making your own rules." - Virginia ( I would also add that it can be about re-purposing, reusing and recycling!)
"Quilting fabric is calorie-free, nontoxic,...more
Threading the Needle is the most recent in Bostwick's Cobblestone Court Quilt series. I know that Marie is an accomplished and dedicated quilter. I am not, but do not find the books overly focused on that craft. They are definitely "chick" books, but each is stan...more