I love her writing style. I am partway through this book and just can NOT put it down!
And this one is a PREQUEL, Y’all!! ((Yes, this is me putting on my inner Texan since I lived in Texas for a few years and still have family there…))
This is the luminous prequel to Marie’s beloved Cobbled Court Quilts series…taking 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. . .
"This book is 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
"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!" -- Dorthea Benton Frank, New York Times Bestselling author of "Porch Lights"
"A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight." -- Kristan Higgins, New York Times Bestselling author
About Marie ...
Marie Bostwick is the New York Times Bestselling author of eleven books, including the popular Cobbled Court Quilt series of novel. She lives in Connecticut with Brad, her husband of thirty-one years. When not writing or volunteering for her church, she enjoys quilting, gardening, reading, watching movies, spending time with her friends and family, and especially playing with her grandsons. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, quilt guilds, and at quilt shows. She has been a featured speaker at the Paducah Quilt Festival and the Houston International Quilt Festival. In 2013, she will be the keynote speaker at Quilt Nebraska.
My day on the hop will be this Wednesday, May 1st – so be watching! I’ll have a fun block for you, as will all the other participants in the hop. You will want to gather them all!
TODAY: Head over to the Quilting Gallery site for Marie's big kick off and her block! http://quiltinggallery.com/
Other valuable links to check out:
Main go-to page for the hop & Blocks: http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/between-heaven-and-texas-blog-hop/
Flickr group for hop:
Marie's Web Site:
Calendar of Events:
Monday, April 29 - Marie's intro post and her block - http://quiltinggallery.com/
Tuesday, April 30 - Michele - Quilting Gallery - http://quiltinggallery.com/
Wednesday, May 1 - Bonnie - Quiltville - http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
*Thursday, May 2 - Pat - Pat Sloan - http://patsloan.typepad.com/
*Thursday, May 2 - Kim - Persimon Dreams - http://www.persimondreams.com/
Friday, May 3 - Melissa - Happy Quilting - http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/
Saturday, May 4 - Jo - Jo's Country Junction - http://www.joscountryjunction.com/
Sunday, May 5 - Wendy - Ivory Spring - http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/
Monday, May 6 - Victoria - Bumble Beans Inc. - http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, May 7 - Vicki - Quilting Lodge Blog - http://www.quiltinglodgeblog.com/
Wednesday, May 8 - Melissa/Jake - Generation Q Magazine - http://generationqmagazine.com/
Thursday, May 9 - Jennifer - Sew Hooked - http://sewhooked.com/
Friday, May 10 - Jackie - Canton Village Quilt Works - http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/
Bring on the fun----TEXAS SIZED!