Ties That Bind

Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780758279828
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Fiction

"A touching story..." – Bestselling author Patricia Gaffney In her compelling, beautifully crafted novel, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick celebrates friendships old and new--and the unlikely threads that sometimes lead us exactly where we need to be. . . Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews' friend, Abigail, is trying to match-make even though Margot has all but given up on romance. She loves her job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and the life and friendships she's made in New Bern; she just never thought she'd still be single on her fortieth birthday. It's a shock to the entire town when Phillip A. Clarkson turns out to be Philippa. Truth be told, not everyone is happy about having a female pastor. Yet despite a rocky start, Philippa begins to settle in--finding ways to ease the townspeople's burdens, joining the quilting circle, and forging a fast friendship with Margot. When tragedy threatens to tear Margot's family apart, that bond--and the help of her quilting sisterhood--will prove a saving grace. And as she untangles her feelings for another new arrival in town, Margot begins to realize that it is the surprising detours woven into life's fabric that provide its richest hues and deepest meaning. . . "This is one very talented writer...watch her star rise!" --Debbie Macomber

Between Heaven and Texas

Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9780758292650
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Fiction

In this luminous prequel to her beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick takes readers into the heart of a small Texas town and the soul of a woman who discovers her destiny there. . . Welcome to Too Much--where the women are strong-willed and the men are handsome yet shiftless. Ever since Mary Dell Templeton and her twin sister Lydia Dale were children, their Aunt Velvet has warned them away from local boys. But it's well known that the females in Mary Dell's family have two traits in common--superior sewing skills and a fatal weakness for men. While Lydia Dale grows up petite and pretty, Mary Dell just keeps growing. Tall, smart, and sassy, she is determined to one day turn her love of sewing into a business. Meanwhile, she'll settle for raising babies with her new husband, Donny. But that dream proves elusive too, until finally, Mary Dell gets the son she always wanted--a child as different as he is wonderful. And as Mary Dell is forced to reconsider what truly matters in her family and her marriage, she begins to piece together a life that, like the colorful quilts she creates, will prove vibrant, rich, and absolutely unforgettable. . . Advance Praise For Marie Bostwick's Between Heaven And Texas "Brilliant. . .the characters thunder with life right off the page and into your heart in this quintessential story of family, forgiveness, and nobility. I just adored every single page!" --Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author "This book wrapped around my heart with all the love, warmth, and beauty of a favorite family quilt. I can't stop thinking about it! I'm in love with Mary Dell Templeton, and I'm in love with Too Much, Texas." --Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author "A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight." --Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author "With Texas-sized helpings of humor, charm, and sass, this tale will put you in a Lone Star state-of-mind!" --Lauren Lipton, author of Mating Rituals of the North American WASP

Just in Time

Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9781496709240
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Genre: Fiction

In her most powerful novel yet, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick weaves the uplifting story of three grief support group dropouts—women united in loss and rescued through friendship. Fifteen years ago, Grace Saunders vowed to take her beloved husband for better or worse. Now she’s coming to terms with difficult choices as she crafts a memory quilt from scraps of their life together—a life torn to shreds by an accident that has left him in a coma. Enduring months of limbo, Grace is at least not alone. Nan has been widowed for twenty years, but now, with her children grown, her home feels painfully empty. Even the company of her golden retriever, Blixen, and a series of other rescue dogs, can't fill the void. Then there’s Monica, a feisty woman with a biting wit who’s reeling following her husband’s death—and the revelation of his infidelity. As for Grace, a chance evening with a man she barely knows brings a glimmer of joy she hasn’t felt since the tragedy—along with feelings of turmoil and guilt. But her struggle to cope will force all three women to face their fears, share their deepest secrets—and lean on one another as they move from grief and isolation to hope, and a second chance at happiness . . . Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels “Marie Bostwick is my go-to author . . . always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting.” —Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author “The Promise Girls is a beautiful story about the ties that bind . . . Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue “Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.” —USAToday.com A MaryJanesFarm Book Club Pick

The Promise Girls

Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9781496709226
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Fiction

In an emotionally rich and captivating new novel, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past. Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube” daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book’s release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary. Meg, who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he’s familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they’ve hidden from each other—and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last. “Reading Marie Boswick is like wrapping yourself up in a warm, hand-crafted quilt. Her books, rich in character and plot, are stitched together by a skilled wordsmith.” —Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author “THE PROMISE GIRLS is a beautiful story about the ties that bind—love, laughter, memories, even secrets kept so long they become a part of the fabric of a family. Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale of the three Promise girls, former child prodigies who learn to heal the scars of a bitter past so that they can love—and forgive—again.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times Best Selling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue

From Here To Home

Author: Marie Bostwick
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9781617736582
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Fiction

"Marie Bostwick is my go-to author…always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting." –Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick welcomes readers to the quirky, unforgettable town of Too Much, Texas, in a heartwarming, richly satisfying story of friendship and moving forward… Mary Dell Templeton prefers the quiet charms of Too Much to the bright lights of Dallas any day. She's relieved to be moving back to her hometown--and bringing her cable TV show, Quintessential Quilting, with her. There are just a couple of wrinkles in her plan. Her son, Howard, who is her talented co-host and color consultant, and happens to have Down syndrome, wants to stay in Dallas and become more independent. Meanwhile, Mary Dell's new boss hopes to attract a different demographic--by bringing in a younger co-host. What Holly Silva knows about quilting wouldn't fill a thimble, but she's smart and ambitious. Her career hinges on outshining the formidable Mary Dell in order to earn her own show. Yet as Holly adapts to small-town living and begins a new romance, and Mary Dell considers rekindling an old one, the two find unlikely kinship. For as Mary Dell knows, the women of Too Much have a knack for untangling the knottiest problems when they work together. And sometimes the pattern for happiness is as simple and surprising as it is beautiful… Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels "Fans of Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr will enjoy this warm, witty novel of rediscovery and personal growth." ­­ --Booklist on The Second Sister "A story that touches women on many levels and yet is filled with humor and a bit of pathos." --Kirkus on Between Heaven and Texas "A brilliant storyteller." --Las Vegas Review-Journal on Threading the Needle

Das Land unter dem Regenbogen

Author: Emilie Richards
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783862783564
Release Date: 2007-08-12
Genre: Fiction

Reverend Sam Kinkade ist den Mächtigen ein Dorn im Auge. Unerschrocken prangert er Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Südamerika an und zahlt dafür einen hohen Preis: Er muss sein einflussreiches Amt in Atlanta, seine Karriere als Fernsehprediger aufgeben und wird in eine kleine Landgemeinde versetzt. Doch auch hier geht Sams einsamer Kampf gegen das Unrecht weiter. Bis er bei seinen Bemühungen für mexikanische Tagelöhner die attraktive Maria kennen lernt. Sie wird seine Mitstreiterin - und die Frau, mit der er sich eine gemeinsame Zukunft vorstellen kann. Doch dann findet Sam heraus, dass Maria eine Lüge lebt. Angst ums nackte Überleben haben sie dazu gebracht, ihm ihre Herkunft und Flucht aus Guatemala zu verschweigen ...

Was sich liebt das trennt sich

Author: Lauren Lipton
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838702278
Release Date: 2010-11-27
Genre: Fiction

Dass sie im Bett neben einem fremden Mann aufwacht, ist für Peggy schlimm genug. Am Telefon zu erfahren, dass sie ihn geheiratet hat - einfach unfassbar! Luke wäre zwar kein schlechter Fang - er ist nett, sieht gut aus und kommt aus einer angesehenen Familie. Peggy aber erwartet jeden Moment einen Heiratsantrag von ihrem langjährigen Freund. Auch Luke ist nicht ungebunden. So kommen sie schnell überein, die Ehe annullieren zu lassen. Dann aber macht seine Tante ihnen ein unmoralisches Angebot: Wenn sie ein Jahr lang verheiratet bleiben, erben sie ihr Herrenhaus. Und beide brauchen dringend Geld ...

Ich bin Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426424230
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Block f r Block

Author: Siobhan Rogers
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783830709572
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Wer Spaß am Quilten, aber wenig Zeit hat, sollte sich den raffinierten Designs von Siobhan Rogers zuwenden: Ihre beeindruckenden Quilts bestehen aus ganzen Blöcken, für die moderne Stoffe und ungewöhnliche Kombinationen reizvoll zum Einsatz kommen. Achtzehn Objekte – von der Babydecke über Tagesdecken bis hin zu großen Wandbehängen – werden in diesem Band nach Techniken gegliedert vorgestellt. Ob Log Cabin-Muster, Dreiecke oder aber runde Formen, die Quilts bestechen allesamt durch neue Interpretationen traditioneller Macharten.

M rzkinder

Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641035181
Release Date: 2009-11-20
Genre: Fiction

Die Sparrow-Frauen sind in dem kleinen Ort Unity, Neuengland, legendär. Denn seit Generationen verfügen alle Töchter der Familie Sparrow über eine magische Gabe. Mit der jungen Stella hat es allerdings eine ganz besondere Bewandtnis: Das Mädchen sieht den Tod anderer Menschen voraus. Doch diese Fähigkeit wird ihr fast zum Verhängnis, als sie den Mord an einer Frau prophezeit. Ohne es zu ahnen, gerät Stella dadurch selbst in höchste Gefahr ...

Sternenstaub und Sonnenk sse

Author: Darien Gee
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641084950
Release Date: 2014-01-20
Genre: Fiction

Sechs Frauen. Sechs Lebenswege. Eine gemeinsame Geschichte ... Bettie Shelton ist sich sicher: Ihre Heimatstadt Avalon in Illinois ist eines der reizendsten Fleckchen in Amerika. Das liegt nicht zuletzt daran, dass Bettie das Oberhaupt einer kleinen, aber feinen Damengesellschaft ist. Sechs Frauen kommen regelmäßig in Avalon zusammen, um die Details ihrer Leben in liebevoll gestalteten Erinnerungsbüchlein festzuhalten – dabei tauschen sie sich über die Vergangenheit aus und hoffen auf die Zukunft. Während ihrer langen Gespräche stellen sie fest, dass es ein Glück sein kann, sich an Orten wiederzufinden, nach denen man am wenigsten gesucht hat ...