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Threading the Needle by Marie Bostwick Give-Away

Marie Bostwick, one of my most favourite authors, has just released her fourth book in the Cobbled Court Quilt Circle series entitled Threading the Needle. I have read Marie’s previous three books and enjoyed them immensely.


Threading the Needle

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 business, but now they’re wondering if they made the right decision. To relieve the strain, Tessa signs up for a quilting class at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop, and to her surprise, rediscovers the power of sisterhood—along with the childhood friend she thought she’d lost forever…

Madelyn Beecher left New Bern twenty years ago and never looked back. But when her husband is convicted of running a Ponzi scheme and she’s left with nothing but her late grandmother’s cottage, she is forced to return to the town she fled. Unfortunately, the cottage is in terrible shape and Madelyn’s only hope becomes transforming it into an inn. But to succeed, she’ll need help, including the one friend she never thought she’d see again—or forgive. As Tessa and Madelyn work with their fellow quilters to restore the cottage, they learn that it’s possible to start over, one stitch at a time…

Read an excerpt here [PDF file, from Marie’s web site]

Trailer video:

I really enjoyed this interview that Marie did for her previous book, A Thread so Thin:

You can also listen to Jackie’s podcast featuring Marie. It’s episode 35.


Marie’s graciously offered to give-away a copy of her new book to one of my blog readers. To enter the give-away, leave a comment below discussing your favourite author(s) or book series.

Are you an avid reader? I am, like quilting projects, it’s not uncommon for me to have several books I’m reading on the go at once, and even more audio books that I’m listening to. I’m very fortunate to live just a couple of blocks away from the main Ottawa Library which I visit a few times a week.

Winner will be chosen randomly next Thursday. Facebook friends, please enter the give-away on the blog directly, CLICK HERE.

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This post was published on June 2nd, 2011. Post topics: Quilting Events. Post tags: .

81 Responses to “Threading the Needle by Marie Bostwick Give-Away”

  1. Mary says:

    I love all of your varied give-a-ways. Summer reading here I come. I like Marie’s books. Also love Sandra Dallas(Prayers for Sale,Persian Pickle Club), Elm Creek Quilters series, Emilie Richards. Blogs are great I had never heard of Marie Bostwick untill she was mentioned on a blog last summer.

  2. WilmaNC says:

    I recently found the Ladies of Covington series by Joan Medlicott and absolutely LOVE all of them. I would love to win this book, sounds like it is right up my alley.

  3. Nancy says:

    Luv a good mystery (James Patterson=all time fav) ~ just picked up some quilting my Mom started back in the 90’s. Yes, I’m going to finish it!

  4. There is nothing more interesting to me than a good mystery. Favorite authors????hmmmmmm welll I guess Robin Cook ( (I am a retired nurse) and J. A. Jance ( I live in Souther AZ)
    But I am willing and ready to read a new authors work.

  5. Ranch Wife says:

    Yeah! I thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 books in this series and am excited to see that the 4th is hot off the press! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy! As to my favorite author, yikes! We are all a family of voracious readers and my list of favorites is long. I love Biographies and Mark Twain and have fond memories of reading hundreds of fabulous books aloud to the kids until my voice was hoarse. Loved Jean Craighead George, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and hundreds of others. Loved the Mitford series too. Oh goodness, that’ll teach you to ask me about books! Grin!

  6. tubakk says:

    I love the books of a Norwegian quilter, Lise Bergene. I don’t know if some of her books have been translated into English. I would like to win this book, because I need inspiration.

  7. Patti truckey says:

    I loooove to read! Love marie’s books and she answers her own emails!! I also love elm creek series, James Patterson, Janet evanovich, robin cook, I read almost anything! By the time I was 13 I had read almost everything in the city library! Thank goodness they get new books! Have a great day!

  8. Ronnie says:

    I just learned about these books on this blog!! I can’t wait to start reading them!

  9. Janet says:

    I have recently read the (so far) three books in a series by Alan Bradley. They are mystery stories with an interesting twist. The main sleuth is Flavia de Luce, an eleven year old aspiring chemical genius, who lives in a crumbling mansion in England, and who gets herself involved in all the mysteries around town. The first book in the series is called “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie”. These books are great fun.

    I haven’t read a quilting related novel but would love to.

  10. Deborah says:

    I read a quilt triology a few years ago that I loved, but for the life of me I can’t remember the author’s name. *blushes* It was set in the mountains, I think the lead character inherited her grandmother’s cottage.
    I also enjoy reading Nora Roberts and Debbie Macomber’s series about a woman who opened a yarn shop was great, too!
    I would love to win this book! I must find the other three, too!

  11. Cathy Gaudet says:

    Hi – I am a big Marie Bostwick fan, and came over here after someone posted on her website forum. And what a surprise you are in Ottawa, so am I! Anyway, I have already ordered the book, but would love to have a second to give away to someone! I also am looking forward to exploring your site.


  12. kelly says:

    Ooh, this book looks good. Would love to win this. :)

  13. Colleen says:

    I love Marie’s Cobbled Quilt series. I would love to win this one!

  14. Stitches says:

    I don’t think I have read any of Bostwick’s novels, it sounds like I better give them a try.

  15. Sara says:

    I read everything I can get my hands on … Just now reading the Stephanie Plum series – starting with the first one.

  16. Susanne says:

    I love books! I am addicted to the Harry Potter books :)

  17. Kathie L says:

    I love the Maise Dobbs mysteries by Jacquiline Winspear. Great character and setting (post WW1)
    Kathie L in Allentown

  18. sandra says:

    LOVE her books have the other3 would love to WIN this one

  19. Jenn Vallimont says:

    My family races a competitive team of sled dogs. Almost all of my reading focuses on dog sled racing, autobiographies of those who race sled dogs, and stories from the trails.

  20. Jo vdmey says:

    I haven’t tried one of Marie’s books… if I don’t win one I am going to make sure I put it on my list of authors to check out on my vacation.

  21. Debbie Fraser says:

    Would love to win so….pick me, pick me!!!!
    Good luck everyone :)

  22. Myra M says:

    Ohhh, I would LOVE to win this book!!! Please,please,please,pick me,me,me!!!

  23. Heather Noordermeer says:

    I love to read novels about quilting and anything else that is full of suspense, intrique, and usually contains at least one murder of some kind. I’ve been waiting for ‘Threading the Needle’ and am on the wait list for the audio version through the library in our town. Although I enjoyed Marie’s first book I found the story got more interesting in the next two. This one should be very enjoyable. Thanks for offering it.

  24. Laura Davis says:

    Thanks for offering your book. What a great idea!

  25. Alberta in N GA says:

    I have all 3 of her previous books and enjoyed all of them. I would love to have the 4th book. I enjoy all books about quilting and I am reading Vince Flynn’s series of books.

  26. I enjoy Sue Grafton’s alphabet series featuring Kinsey Milhone, P.I. She is one tough cookie! If we’re talking quilting, the Elm Creek Series is one of my favorites. Thank you, Marie Bostwick and Michelle for a chance to win! Happy quilting!!

  27. Pippa says:

    I’ve read the first book in this series and loved it, have passed it on to a fellow brit quilter in France, we struggle to get english books here so if I won it would be that bit more special.

  28. Helen Bazinet says:

    Iwould enjoy a book to read for fun!

  29. Cynthia Lynn says:

    I’ve loved reading since the first grade, and it’s a toss up between reading and quilting when I need to unwind. I am thrilled to have another author to look for. I look forward to reading this series…

  30. Angie says:

    I enjoy Debbie Macomber books, historical fiction, cookbooks, quilting books (of course!) and any good recommendations!

  31. Kathy Howard says:

    I have yet to read any of Marie’s books, but they sound fascinating. I have enjoyed every quilting related novel I have read. I love mystery stories. I don’t have a favorite author at this time.

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