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From Here To Home

Marie Bostwick

ISBN 9781617736575
Publish Date 3/29/2016
Format Trade Paperback
Categories General, Women's Fiction, Kensington
List Price: $15.00

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“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…

“Bostwick showcase[s] her gift for writing with warmth and humor, putting her fully formed characters in realistic situations. Too Much, Texas is a place any reader would love to visit, but give this especially to fans of Robyn Carr and Emilie Richards.” – Booklist on From Here to Home

"Bostwick succeeds in handling tough subjects with a light hand...Recommended for Bostwick’s fans, and those who appreciate family novels featuring strong women." - Library Journal on From Here to Home

“Heartwarming to the core, Bostwick’s latest will touch readers’ hearts. The colorful characters are authentic and endearing, both Mary Dell and Holly being distinctive, strong heroines set within an engaging plot. Bostwick’s expert storytelling is filled with honesty and humor, making this novel set in the quaint town of Too Much, Texas, truly delightful.”– RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick for From Here to Home

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

About Marie Bostwick:

Marie Bostwick was born and raised in the northwest. In the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have moved frequently, living in eight different states at eighteen different addresses. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. Marie currently resides in Portland, where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at

Photo Credit: Lisa Sundell

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Healthier Banana Bread

Joanie's Famous Lasagna

Seattle Style Mini Hot Dogs

Smoked Salmon Spread

The Tipsy Mermaid Mocktail

Seattle Sidecar


Average Customer Review

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Customer Review

From Here to Home (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)
Reviewer: Jbarr5

From Here to Home By Marie Bostwick
Have read other works by this author and have enjoyed the reads. Especially like the quilting that is mentioned as I also dabble in the fabrics.
This one starts out with Mary Dell and her autistic son Howard who are hosts on the Home Network, Quintessential Quilting.
She is summoned home to not only help with the ailing relatives but help run the shop. She also has unexpected agents come to tell her of her job ending if the ratings don't pick up.
She has other plans and will try a few of them to keep the show going....Jason, the head guy wants to make the show more appealing to the under 55 age group and brings in a model that just might do the trick.
She and Mary Dell have some time to work together to make the show a hit. Holly has NO idea what quilting is all about and is only the eye candy the show needs....Her mother is a huge movie star and is still wanted for movies.
Howard has plans of his own when she informs him the show no longer wants him to host....story follows HubJay who's bought up hotels and turned them into showpieces=he's in love with Mary Dell.
Story also follows Mary Dell's nephew who's returned from the war and he will be the manager of the ranch and do farm chores and other tasks... At times it's hard to keep a handle on who is who but after a few chapters you fall into it all.
Amazing how Mary is able to put everything aside to help out the new hostess and still keep her plans intact. What some people will do, crazy things abound!
The trouble some people get into...Medical emergencies and the past catch up with some....lots of mysteries, twists and turns to keep you really interested in this book.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review.

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