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A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick
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Apr 08, 2012

it was ok
Read from April 07 to 08, 2012 , read count: 1

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. One is newly divorced and moves to a different state to start over in a town where she knows no one. She follows her life dream of opening a quilting store and slowly gets to know some locals. Then she is diagnosed with breast cancer and an unlikely meeting with 3 women forms her support group through everything. The other woman is a rich, philanthropic woman who holds everyone at arm's length and tries not to become involved with anyone. She then finds herself the unwilling legal guardian of her rebellious niece and then the unwilling participant in a cancer support group. Although she starts out quite cold and distant, her character changes throughout the novel to someone more inclined to relationships.

Again, a wonderful story about bravery and dealing with life struggles, but a little wanting in style.
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