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Crewel Work

(The Tapestry Series #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  33 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition for B01B8BNLTG

A successful race horse farm’s trainer is key and William Becker was going to make certain that losing that key neither in the wake of a broken heart involving his daughter nor the sinister acts of another employee was not going to happen to his farm, his legacy.

J.P. Ryan came from little and was left alone in the world at
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published June 2016 by Amazon Digital Services (first published October 11th 2014)
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Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted this book by the author in exchange for a fair review ( thank you).

Crewel Work by Natalie Alder was a really good book with really genuine characters. Alder wrote a really sweet story that is just too good to be missed. Who can resist the pull of that tender first love for a girl! Just beautifully written and so romantic!

J.P. was in love with Audra. Audra was the most beautiful young woman he had seen; he had practically watch Audra grow up over the last few years. Audra was kind, c
This story is about young love. There are twists and turns along with some drama and scary moments. J.P. came to work on Audra's fathers ranch as a horse trainer when he was 17 and Audra was 12.
Audra is kind, caring and compassionate. J.P. longed to touch her ,taste her, and run his hands through her hair. But he knew Audra was off-limits to him and all the farm hands that worked at the ranch because she was the bosses daughter. J.P. had worked really hard to get where he was and he tried hard
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I was one of those girls that grew up loving horses so the setting on a horse farm drew my attention first. Audra is the daughter of a horse farm owner who has a no dating employees policy for his family. Audra unfortunately only has eyes for her father's head trainer, JP. JP also has feelings for Audra and it is constant struggle to decide whether to follow his heart or give up the career that he has worked so hard to establish. The love story is really sweet and I l ...more
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Natalie Alder has written a sweet romance with a lovable cast of characters who expertly portray the importance of family. Love and respect for each member is as rooted as tradition in this western novel. Audra and J.P.'s story was tender and sizzling as young love tends to be. There are plenty of romantic moments plus steamier details to illustrate their expressions. I found it easy to read with enough ground work woven within the story to set up the beginning of a series. It was an enjoyable r ...more
Barbi Davis
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this amazing book. This is a first by Natalie Alder book. And a first for her too. This is a full story. Sometimes you finish a story. And wonder about what happens next. Not this story. It is great!! The last of this book is a page turner. I also love the family. And the normal feelings They have...Natalie knuckles!!! I loved this book. And highly recommend this book...
Tracey Warren
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book, it's a really easy enjoyable read. it follows Audra and JP as they over come her strict fathers over protective rules, will they finally explore their love? Sorry no spoilers!!. Great characters, well written, lovely romance, cowboys, horses, intrigue, great family, and love conquering all. give this a try ...more
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'Crewel Work' (The Tapestry Series Book 1) by Natalie Adler is a great story. This is the first book I've read from this author & I definitely will read more in the future. I really enjoyed this story. I loved reading about Audra and J.P., loved their connection, the setting. I also enjoyed the close family bonds. Looking forward to reading what happens next! Recommended for all fans of romance. ...more
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book I started reading this book and I couldn't put it down I read this book in one day I was just stuck to the story line and how well the book flowed I give this book a 5 star review I am recommending everyone to read this book
Rodd Clark
interesting characters
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is there anything like your first love? Young love that last through time that grows from a crush into friendship with love and respect for each other. This story brought back a few fond memories and gave me a few smiles as I took my own walk down memory lane. I felt the author gives a great plot with some wonderful characters. You first love can be so painful when the odds are stacked against you with a very protective father who really only wants what is best for you.

J.P maybe a young man in h
3.5 Stars

A good amount of time lapse in the story to encompass Audra's coming-of-age. I'd have liked a bit less time passage, or at least a time compression of the course of events, in order to get more fleshed-out character detail, because they were really very engaging characters placed in a setting that was very easy to sink into. .

The love story was very sweet, which was in keeping with the whole CoA theme, and I liked that Audra was strong enough to know that what she wanted was worth waiti
Rick Johnson
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Massachusetts author, Natalie Alder, must have secret dreams to be the designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox as she absolutely knocks it out of the ballpark with her debut novel Crewel Work in The Tapestry Series. Set against the background of the Bridgeton Pass horse farm in Carnegie, South Carolina, Audra Becker and the farm's horse trainer J.P. Ryan are drawn to each other in a story of forbidden love. Audra is not allowed to date the farm's employees and J.P. doesn't want to do anything t ...more
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 1 of The Tapestry Series
Crewel Work is the love story that we all wished for when we were teenagers. You know, you meet someone, become infatuated with them and after years of temptation you finally get a kiss. A touch. A sign.That this man is yours, he was made just for you to love forever.
That is what this book took me back too. That first love you never forget.
Living on her fathers race horse ranch Audra Becker is twelve when she notices the new hand, J.P. Ryan. He's gorgeous and he wo
Brenda Pickens
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Love Story

This is my first book for this author. The storyline was good. How a true romance could stand the test of time and obstacles set forth by her father.

J.P. Is 5-years older than Audra, who is only 16. J.P. Works as the trainer of the race horses at her family's ranch. So J.P. Has to stay away from Audra but their love never falters. Audra's father tries his best to keep them apart and does a good job till she turns 18, but they have to hide their relationship from him though neith
Donna Porter
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Audra Becker was sixteen and she loved JP Ryan. He was her father's horse trainer on their ranch. He came to work for her father when he was seventeen. He is five years older than Audra. There was one rule for employees and that was they were not aloud to date his daughter. Of course, when she was younger that wasn't a problem but now as a teenager it was. Her father would find her watching JP and he would remind her no dating employees, it could ruin you family name and business. This book goes ...more
Spunky N Sassy
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
SNS Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Patricia's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Well this story is about young forbidden love. J.P and Audra feel that they have a connection and are forbidden to act on it because of Audra's father who just happens to be J.P's boss. Audra's father has told his employees that his daughter is out of reach and he will fire anyone who tries to having anything to do with her. When Audra finally become legal age will they give into the feelings they have for one another. They are tired of s
Heather Jasinski
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Crewel Work by Natalie Alder... I really enjoyed reading this book. It was an easy read didn't have any problems following along with the characters. It was well-written. It was a cute cowboy/love story about a teenage girl named Audra and J.P who both have the hots for each other but can't be with each other because her father, William doesn't want her to date any of his employees. My favorite part of the story was when it was Audra's birthday, J.P. finally kissed her! You'll have to find out f ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Ms. Alder writes a wonderful introduction to her Tapestry Series with this sweet, coming-of-age love story with a loving and respectful hero who knows what he wants and is willing to wait and do what is best for the woman he loves.

Read full review in the 2015 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
L.P. Lindeman
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fabulous read

Loved the watch this young love blossom through the years. It was not only a show of respect and true love it could also be frustrating and maddening at times. Loved every moment of it. The laughter in the small points was always a page turner. Great job.
Mary Woodruff
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Mary by: Natalie Alder
I could relate to Audra and JP. I was one of those girls whose dad forbid her to see the love of her life. Not the kind of book I normally read, but couldn't put this one down.

Natalie Alder really nailed it with this story dealing with young love.
Sarah Banks
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
Patricia Blevins

This was a great story of young forbidden love. J.P. And Audra fight their feelings for one another for so long. Will they finally give into passion?
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you like young adult books and first loves this book might be for you. It just wasn't for me. ...more
Jennifer Smith
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a story about family, relationships, and love all set on a race horse farm. Audra is only fifteen when she starts noticing J.P., the handsome trainer who works for her dad, William Becker. William owns the farm and has rules—no dating the help, which makes this a forbidden love story. It’s more than a romance and I think readers will enjoy the Becker Family. I look forward to reading more about them in the The Tapestry Series
Kellys Reading
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good love story!

Audra and J.P. Have known each other since she was at least 16. J.P. worked for her dad. She was told to stay away from the help. She didn't listen! Great love story. Not a cliff hanger!
N. Kuhn
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*
I could not get into this book. We have a teenager crushing on an older man. Someone who works for her family. Her father is over protective. How cliche. For a story, who's cover tries to be sexy, this was just juvenile. The conversations didn't feel natural, when there even was conversation. There seemed to be too much internal dialogue. Every thing that happened was drug out, slow moving and unrealistic. It felt forced and faked. Ther
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Natalie Alder is a new author to me she has written a sweet romantic novel with an edge of super sexiness, she has a great cast of characters who are portray in such a beautiful way. I love how the importance of family is everything to them, and how they love and respect each and every member of there family.

The story of Audra and J.P.'s was beautifully tender and sizzling with sparks flying as young and tender love seems to always be. There are some beautiful romantic moments intertwined plus s
Jun 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love cowboy romance reads, there is something about men that work with their hands and wear tight pants that I just love and I really enjoy Crewel Work!

The author was able to pull me in and never let me go. I was able to connect with the characters and thought the author did an amazing job with descriptions.

I wish there had been more Dialogue between the characters. I am the type of reader that could do without all the internal dialogue. That didn't make this a bad book.

Overall I can't wait
Deborah F. Morales
Too much detail in love scenes!!!

The love making was not as beautiful as I felt it should. Too many descriptions cheapen the act, in my opinion. One's imagination should provide the very intimate details.
Sorry, but I won't be reading any more of your books, Natalie. I did read the entire book, however. I enjoyed the storyline!
Joy Whiteside
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable read, that I enjoyed throughout its entirty. It moved along at a great pace, has characters that you want to see happy and overcome everything that might be in there way. This is a awesome story that will keep you entertained from the moment that you pick up this book. This has to be on your TBR list, no doubt about it.
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