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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anything for quilting
(Monday, May 20, 2013)
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND TEXAS by Marie Bostwick
I first learned of this book from my mother as she's followed the whole series. I knew it dealt with quilting and that was my pull to this book.
Love the color and all the different fabrics and especially the design of the squares. Loved hearing the story of Mary submitting designs to the quilt magazine and how she was rejected time after time.
This has happened to me as well-not quilting but knitting and crochet so I know the pain. The book encompasses a one year span of not only Mary's life, her marriage, Donny walking out of her marriage, the birth of the child
and living on the ranch and taking care of chores and bills. The story also follows others that live on the ranch. She gets her one chance at becoming famous with a quilt store of her own, her articles in a magazine and
the store furnished with stock. Problem is there are many stumbing blocks along the way: losing the store to another, fire at the ranch, etc. It's almost too much, surely too much that she gives in and gives up...
Love hearing what Donny's brother Grayson does with the ranch and Lydia to make them all feel worthwhile. Love hearing of getting everybody with pillows and blankets into the back of the station wagon and going to the drive in-oh the days!
Pretty sure I will get the rest of the books in this series as the storyline is very appealing to me.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest opinion.