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Friday, April 27, 2012

Marie Bostwick's Ties That Bind Book Tour

Run, don't walk, to buy Ties That Bind!

I'm so excited to be part of this blog tour today! Before reading this book, I had never read any of Marie Bostwick's books. I was a little leery of jumping into the middle of a series, but it was as if this book stood alone. This is one of those great books where the characters become your close friends. I would love to call up the main characters and see what they're up to now. Do you know what I mean?

Here's a synopsis:
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…

I truly loved this book! Would you like to win a copy for yourself? Simply leave a comment here on my blog. The winners will be drawn on May 2.

For other chances to win, stop at all the other blogs on the hop:

Tuesday, April 24
Michele - Quilting Gallery - http://quiltinggallery.com/
Jackie - Canton Village Quilt Works - http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/
Wendy - Ivory Spring - http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, April 25
Jennifer - SewHooked - http://sewhooked.com/
Erin - One Piece at a Time - http://erinrussek.typepad.com/

Thursday, April 26
Victoria - Bumble Beans Inc. - http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
Sandi - A Legacy of Stitches - http://alegacyofstitches.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 27
Michele - With Heart and Hands - http://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/
Melissa - Lilac Lane - http://www.blog.melissastramel.com/ That's Me!

Saturday, April 28
Melissa - Sew Bitter Sweet Designs - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/
Kim - Crafty Apple - http://kimscraftyapple.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much to Michele at the Quilting Gallery for putting this hop together! And don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win.
Love,
xoxo

84 comments :

Sandra said...

Let me be the first to say that I am a big fan of Marie. Have read all of her Cobble Court series and have visited the little town that "New Bern" is patterened after. Very lovely person and great books.

Jill said...

I am anxious to read Ties That Bind. I hope you will chose me.

Joyce Carter said...

I love to read, but have not read any of Marie's books. I am very interested in it and would love to win this book. Thank you so much for the chance.

MoonBeam said...

Your little review makes me think that this is a book, and a series, that I would enjoy. Please enter me in the giveaway,

Bobbi

Paula TheQuilter said...

Having read Marie's previous books, I am eager to read this one. Please add me to your drawing.

Lyn said...

I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

Laurel said...

i'm a big fan of her books.... and am so looking forward to this one!

lrdesignsquilting.com said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I have not read any of her books but would love to!

Kathy H said...

I haven't read any of Marie's books yet but several of my friends have recommended her books so I am looking forward to reading them. Thanks for the chance to win her latest book.

Anonymous said...

this book sounds interesting. I'm going to see if it is available on Kindle

Gene Black said...

Thanks for the great opportunity to win this book. I would love to read one of Marie's books and see if I fall in love with her writing.

Anonymous said...

I have not read any of Marie's books yet, but I would like to and hope to win a copy.

Thanks,

senstrings@yahoo.com

tubakk said...

I hope to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway. Greetings from Norway!

Estie said...

Thanks for the book giveaway. Hope I win a copy of Ties That Bind!

Estie said...

Thanks for the book giveaway. Hope I win a copy of Ties That Bind!

Sally said...

I'd love to try one of Marie's books! Thanks for opportunity

Josie McRazie said...

This looks like a lovely book! I need me a copy! (please and thank you! LOL)

Karen said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

jmniffer said...

I've enjoyed Marie's previous books and I would love to win a copy of her latest to add to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity.

Johanna said...

Love her books! I missed her book signing last year, hopefully, I'll catch her this year!

Kathryn said...

Sounds like another good read. Thanks for the giveaway. Kathie L in Allentwon

Cecilia said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

Wendy said...

I just finished reading Threading the Needle and really enjoyed it. Would love to win this won! Thanks for the synopsis.

Wendy said...

I just finished reading Threading the Needle and really enjoyed it. Would love to win this won! Thanks for the synopsis.

Dee said...

I am so enjoying the blog tour. thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest.

Karen, aka Yaya said...

I would love to win a copy of Marie Bostwick's latest book. I'm a new follower of your blog!

MissesStitches said...

Love your blog! I'd sure like to win this book! Her other books were good, too.

Cecilia said...

I've read Marie's other two books and I would love to read this one as well.

zonnedekens said...

I haven't read any of Maria's books, but they sound wonderful. I'd love to read it .greetings from Belgium

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Thank you for the opportunity to put my name in the hat! I loved the previous books in Marie's Cobbled Court series and I am looking forward to reading her newest installment. Write faster Marie! LOL.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Looks like a great read!

JoyceLM said...

I'm a big fan of Marie Bostwick's books. Thanks for the chance to win.

quiltercaroline said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Regina said...

Have never read her books - would be a good way to get started!!!

Maria Kievit said...

Would love the chance to win this book. Thanks!

Loris said...

I just learned of Marie's books today and can't wait to read one. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

Judy1522 said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I am pretty sure that this is a book that I will enjoy reading.

Darlene B said...

I would love to win a copy of this book! Loved the previous 4 books...Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Ariane said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance to win!!

mary e said...

i really enjoyed visiting your blog, nice. great giveaway! :>)

The Village Queen said...

Love her books. Thanks for the chance!

Elizabeth said...

I'm looking forward to reading Marie's new book. I enjoy reading fiction about quilters. thanks for sharing.

Gmama Jane said...

I'm thrilled to have a chance to win in your give-away! I love your new fabric design!! I am in awe of those who can design fabric. How on earth do you do it? It looks so complicated! For those of us who remember how few our choices were back in the 70's and even 80's when it came to fabric,Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Sewgirl said...

I enjoy reading "quilt" related books, and often seek them out for my summer reading. I have ready several of the previous books Marie has written, and would love to "catch up" with the folks in the cobbled court yet again!

AlessandraLace said...

lovely, thank you for this chance. hugs

Julie said...

I love her books -- can't wait to read this one :)

Celine said...

I had never heard of Marie before the blog hop but I am very tempted and have added her block on my amazon wish list, in case I am not the lucky one. Thanks for the chance to win.
Celine_Combet at yahoo.co.uk

Louise in Iowa said...

Thanks for taking part in this giveaway. First, I love Marie's books and am glad to have the opportunity to win one. Second, I found a new blog (yours) to add to my list!

Diane Wild said...

I'm a fan of Marie Bostwick and like her books. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Sherri D said...

Thank you for participating in this blog hop! I adore Marie's books and have read all in this series, except for the one I hope to win! lol

I think you will really like her other books too.

:)

UcanQuilt2 said...

I m a new follower - Love your blog. I appreciate the opportunity for this amazing give-a-way. Thanks

Bev C said...

Hello Melissa,

Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway for Marie's book.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

I've only discovered Marie a few months ago - and must admit, have still not had a chance to look for or read her books. But what a thrill - to discover a new (to me) author that I look forward to reading.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I would love to win a copy of Marie's newest book. thanks for a chance.

Patty said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. I love to read, and this sounds like a very good book.

stichnRN said...

if i don't win a book here i guess i will just have to go buy one. would REALLY be nice to win though.

Amanda Echler said...

Fingers crossed ;)

Donna Joy said...

This sounds like a fantastic author, would love win.

Sallie said...

I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

Marripatch said...

I too haven't read any of this series. I hadn't heard of it until now. Will now be looking out for it.

Susan said...

I have never read any of Marie's books, but would LOVE to!

quiltmom said...

It looks like a great series- I have not read any of Marie's books but they sound like they are wonderful stories.
Thanks for the chance to win one of her books.
Regards,
Anna

linny said...

I would love to read this book, it sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to read it.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

heleen said...

i would love to read this book

Pippa Parsons said...

ive read one of hers and thanks for given us the heads up on the new one, will search for it on amazon.

Cathy said...

I am an avid reader/quilter and can't wait to start reading Maria's books as she is a new author to me. Chance to win..fantastic..thank you.
CathyC in Alberta
cathyc1950@gmail.com

OhioLori said...

Have never read one of Marie's books.......but sound wonderful!

Thanks for chance to win! :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
linda_ca@yahoo.com

Sarah in Houston said...

I look forward to reading it.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

thx for assuring this book stands alone as i'm quite keen to get into the story !

Karen said...

I have not read any of this series yet, but I will be looking for it at the library. Thanks for the giveaway.

magicthimblecreations said...

Everyone is making this book sound like a book I would like to read.

Sharon said...

This sounds like such a good book! I will definitely have to buy it! Thanks for the chnce to win.

Vesuviusmama said...

I own and have read the other books in this series, so I can't wait to read this one as well!

Renee G said...

Would love to read a copy of this.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

pinsandneedles said...

I love Marie Bostwick's stories and characters! Looking forward to reading this one too! Thanks

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

I am currently reading her first Cobbled Court quilts book... would love the chance to win the new one! Thanks Melissa!

Mama Lusco said...

I haven't seen this book before. Sounds like a good read! Thank you. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Jill Rimes said...

I enjoy Marie's books!

annmarie said...

I love Marie's books & would love to win her latest. Thanks for the chance!

Kd Brown said...

Love, love, LOVE Marie Bostwick's books so I would love to win this new one. Hint, hint. Thanks for a great giveaway. :)

mary e said...

thanks for the chance to win maria's latest book. fingers crossed!

Carol said...

I've read the previous books in the series and I'm looking forward to this one.

Karrie S said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book! I love your blog. I can't wait to read more in the future :)

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