First in the series of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. “A big-hearted novel filled with wit and wisdom.” —Susan Wiggs
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 realize 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 storefront 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, Margot hopes an event at the quilt shop will be a 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 they’ll be grateful for when the unexpected provides a poignant reminder of the single thread that binds us all . . .
“Bostwick’s warmly nourishing, emotionally compelling novel is quiet yet powerful.” —Chicago Tribune
“[A] buoyant novel about the value of friendship among women . . . Bostwick’s polished style and command of plot make this story of bonding and sisterhood a tantalizing book club contender.” —Publishers Weekly
“A pleasant story of friendship . . . will remind readers of Debbie Macomber’s popular The Shop on Blossom Street.” —Library Journal