Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Book Review: A Single Thread by Marie Bostwick

PhotobucketI kept seeing reviews for A Single Thread plus the book cover kept catching my eye when in the bookstore. I do not quilt but I have enjoyed books that have been set in a quilting situation so I ordered it from the library.
Here is the book description from Amazon (and the back of the book):
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 realise she's found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn's wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a store front is easy enough; starting a new life isn't. Little does Evelyn imagine it will bring a trio like Abigail Burgess, her niece Liza, and Margot Matthews through her door.Troubled and angry after her mother's death, Liza threatens to embarrass her Aunt Abigail all over town unless she joins her for quilting classes. A victim of downsizing at the peak of her career, Margot hopes an event hosted by the quilt shop could be a great chance to network - and keep from dying of boredom...As they stitch their unique creations, Evelyn, Abigail, Liza, and Margot form a sisterhood they never sought - but one that they'll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all...

When I first stated the book I it had the familiar feel of the some of the Elm Creek Novels. I wasn't too sure if I would continue reading. Then the book took off in the direction of The Friday Night Knitting Club (which I disliked) and I almost took the book back. I decided to just read a little furthur and finally was drawn into the story. Even though Evelyn is the main character of the story I was really drawn to the stories of Abigail and Liza, an aunt and neice whose lives have been thrown together and they can't seem to reconcile with each. Overall, once I got past the first part of the book I found the story intriguing and had a hard time putting it down.

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