Last night I attended a dinner and book signing hosted by Fresh Fiction , DFW Tea, and Legacy Books with author Marie Bostwick! It was a wonderful evening that really introduced me to a whole new set of books.
First a little about Marie from my perspective: She is spunky, personable,and really down to earth. She laughs freely, loves her family, and shares her love of her characters with her fans. She is supportive of other writers and loves talking to her readers. All of this was evident within 10 min of meeting her. Her presentation of the book A Thread So Thin was moving that even she almost had tears in her eyes while reading. It was great to watch an author connect so deeply with their work.
Fun Facts: She has the most fantastic hair! As you can tell from the photo above both her and my new friend Gwen (from Fresh Fiction and DFW Tea) have the most fantastic hair on the planet. She has a great approach to life and once you meet her, you feel as though you have been her friend for years. She quilts though she will tell you that you don’t want her to teach but that the quilting community is very near and dear to her heart. She loves to read and has a TBR list like most of us (she has both non-fiction and fiction sitting on her shelves).
About the most current book: A Thread So Thin (3rd book in the Cobbled Court Series
From the jacket:
New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick crafts a timeless tale of friendship, love, and the choices we must make in their name. . .
While New Bern, Connecticut, lies under a blanket of snow, the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop remains a cozy haven for its owner, Evelyn Dixon, and her friends. Evelyn relishes winter’s slower pace–besides, internet sales are hopping, thanks to her son Garrett’s efforts. In addition to helping out at the shop, Garrett has also been patiently waiting for his girlfriend, Liza, to finish art school in New York City. But as much as Evelyn loves Liza, she wonders if it’s a good idea for her son to be so serious, so soon, with a young woman who’s just getting ready to spread her wings. . .
Liza’s wondering the same thing–especially after Garrett rolls out the red carpet for a super-romantic New Year’s Eve–complete with marriage proposal. Garrett’s the closest thing to perfect she’s ever known, but what about her own imperfections? The only happy marriage Liza’s ever seen is her Aunt Abigail’s, and it took her decades to tie the knot. Soon, Liza is not only struggling with her own fears, but with the mixed reactions of her friends and family. And when she finds herself torn between a rare career opportunity and her love for Garrett, Liza must grasp at the thinnest of threads–and pray it holds. . .
The passage she read aloud really made me want to read this book! It was moving and what I found was that I could relate in one way or another to many of the characters she talked about. I really got the impression that this is a book most people could connect too. Whether you could identify with the character, could reflect back to when you were that age, or even possibly look forward to what lies ahead. Needless to say it was enough to make me bump it up to the top of my TBR list once I finish with my current reads!
About her other books:
First Book in the series:
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…
Second Book in the series:
At twenty-seven, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start fresh. With a part-time job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages. But when a popular quilting TV show is taped at the quilt shop, Ivy’s unwitting appearance in an on-air promo alerts her ex-husband to her whereabouts. Suddenly, Ivy is facing the fight of her life – one that forces her to face her deepest fears as a woman and a mother. This time, however, she’s got a sisterhood behind her: companions as complex, strong, and lasting as the quilts they stitch…
Some more great pictures from last night: