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 Matthew's 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 Quilts Shop and the life and friendships she's made in New Bern; she just never thought she's made in New Bern; she just never thought she'd still be single on her fortieth birthday.
Ties That Bind, Cobbled Court Quilts Series #2
Ties That Bind - A Delightful Read!
I loved this book. I picked it up every chance that I could. This is the first book that I have read by Marie Bostwick; I know it wonÃ¢ÂÂt be the last. I loved how her characters made this book come to life. Her portrayal of each one fit perfect with her story line.
Margot Matthews was turning 40 and had hoped to let her birthday pass unnoticed. Her friends had other intentions. Life in New Bern, Connecticut fit her perfectly. She never regretted leaving the corporate world for a slower pace working for Evelyn the owner of Cobbled Court Quilts. Margot had made some wonderful friends since moving to New Bern. However, she thought she would be married with a family of her own by now. She figured that wasnÃ¢ÂÂt in GodÃ¢ÂÂs plan for her and so she tried to accept life living single. MargotÃ¢ÂÂs life starts to change drastically with the death of her sister.
Philippa Clarkson didnÃ¢ÂÂt start out wanting to walk in her FatherÃ¢ÂÂs foot steps as a pastor. It wasnÃ¢ÂÂt until after the death of her husband she accepted GodÃ¢ÂÂs calling and relocated to New Bern to temporary fill in as an intern pastor while the current pastor recovered from a heart attack. This would be PhilippaÃ¢ÂÂs first church. The pulpit committee was expecting a Philip A Clarkson the son of the well known pastor Philip R Clarkson. Needless to say it was a bit of a surprise to the pulpit committee when they found out that Philip was really Philippa.
This book is filled with love, acceptance, and forgiveness. I canÃ¢ÂÂt forget to mention Grace, GodÃ¢ÂÂs Grace. While reading this book I went through many emotions. I was happy, sad, and angry. I had moments of laughing out loud and moments of crying. There are some tough issues and some tender moments. They were handled perfectly.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. My thanks to the author for writing a book that not only is a great read but one that sticks with you for awhile.
I wish to thank Kensington Publishers for sending me this book to read and review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
August 16, 2012