A Single Thread

A Single Thread

Book - 2008
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Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to New Bern, Connecticut to open a quilt shop begins a new life for Evelyn Dixon, bringing unexpected connections with a trio of women who come to the shop for quilting classes.
Publisher: New York : Kensington, 2008
ISBN: 9780758222572
Characteristics: viii, 344 p. ; 21 cm


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May 29, 2019

I enjoyed the single thread between the gentle story and the sad, angry, frustrating story in ‘A Single Thread’, however I found the writing very uneven. There are times the writing is so poetically, so beautifully descriptive of scene and emotion, and other times it is utterly banal. I don't think the author had any real concept of writing Abigail, the older, rich woman who keeps herself apart from people and life, because every conversation she has, with herself and others, is just plain flat. In my opinion the pal from Texas has the most interesting story.

As a quilter, I know the stories about quilter friendships and quilts are true. And heaven knows, I certainly know about fraying fabrics by pulling apart what I see as imperfect work. Just as with relationships.

3.5 stars

Sep 07, 2015

Would recommend this to any woman who has faced marital and health crises, especially those who appreciate quilting. This is a story of pain, change and ultimate triumph. Excellent!

LaughingOne Feb 27, 2015

I quite enjoyed this first Cobbled Court Quilts novel. Each chapter focused on one of the characters, so we got to see from their perspectives, and we got to watch them meet, start tentative friendships, and come together to deal with various traumas and dramas in their lives. Everything seemed pretty well wrapped up at the end, yet I see that there are more books in this series. I'll be reserving the next one soon.

blue_jaguar_257 Jun 22, 2013

my teacher was right to give me this book

Aug 16, 2012

I really liked this book. Number of different characters all very likably flawed all of them grow through coming together as unlikely friends. They help each other and are there to listen and hear each others cares, concerns, and dreams. The fact they come together doing something very creative like a quilting circle is also very appealing to me! There is a little bit of a mystery to be solved in this story as well.

bruvyp May 26, 2011

First in a Trilogy, I think


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