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
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This Book Will Touch Your Heart!
(Sunday, May 26, 2013)
Reviewer: Judy Burgi
This isn't the first book that I have read by Marie Bostwick and it certainly won't be the last. I loved this book. It is full of real life situations.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Templeton family. Mary Dell and Lydia Dale had the strength and bond that is characteristic of not only sisters but twin sisters. The bond between the two made for a delightful read. Their Momma Taffy was quite a piece of work herself!
This book proved that blood is thicker than water. Toward the very end of this book we find that Momma Taffy will do what she has to do to protect her own.
I found myself with many laugh out loud moments. However, there are some very serious issues that take place, along with some heartbreaks. The courage that Mary Dell and Lydia Dale had while facing their trials in life, had me rooting for them until the very end.
Sometimes we don't get the desires of our heart but then again sometimes we get more than what we desire.
I hope that after reading my review, you will pick up a copy of this book. I know you will like it!
Thank you kensington Publishing for sending me an ARC to read and review. I enjoyed it alot! The opinions expressed in this review are mine alone.