Well, moving along, I recently read "A Single Thread" by Marie Bostwick, the first in the Cobbled Quilt Series. It is the story of Evelyn Dixon, a middle aged woman looking for a new life after an abrupt divorce. She decided to take a trip, on her own, to sort things out and she decided on New Bern, Connecticut as the place to spend some time to gather her thoughts. Her friends were surprised she was going to take off on her own, especially for someplace so far -- it is quite a distance from Fort Worth, TX to Connecticut!
It took one day for Evelyn to realize that New Bern would be her new home. It took one week for her to realize that it was exactly the right time and place for her to begin her dream of owning a quilt shop -- being her own employer -- being dependent on just herself.
She set about making the dream happen with the help of several new friends -- Abigail, Margot and the angry Lizzie. They were an unlikely lot but proved to be just what she needed both business wise and personally. It wasn't smooth sailing -- personal problems, business problems, health problems....but it was fun.
I don't want to say too much because it was a really compelling story and I might get carried away and share too many spoilers. Let me just say as a Fort Worthian that has always wanted to visit the Northeast, but probably never will, I had a strong visual of what the area looked like and what the quilt shop looked like. I could even envision how I would decorate it if it were mine. It was easy for form a mental image of all these women -- the book really came to life in my mind.
I have now gone on to purchase the rest of the books in the series and will review when I read them. I recommend this first title without reservation. It was a good, cozy read.
Now I am listening to Absolute Radio 60's from somewhere in the UK on my internet radio. I love it! Had to stop writing to sing a little "White Rabbit".
I do family history for my own family but I will admit that I have done some searching on my favorite celebrities and Slick is one that I have done some research on -- I was pleasantly surprised that she is a descendant of the Mayflower families but I can't remember which one. Hm..I wonder if we are related -- we have the same nose only mine is a bit shorter. Oh, and my people didn't come over on the Mayflower. And I can't sing. Oh well.
Ah, I digress but I am enjoying feeling like a kid again with my favorite songs in the background -- but it sounds better than the transistor radios we used to carry around -- pre-ipods!
Ok, I am just being silly now. Time for laundry.