- Between Heaven and Texas
- From Here To Home (A Too Much, Texas Novel Book 2)
Size: 5.71 x 8.27 in
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. . .
VavoL on Amazon wrote:
This "Cobbled Quilts" story had nothing to do w/ anyone in that series, except Mary Dell, I guess. It is her story and was stereotypically everything I loathe about Texas: big hair, big clothes, rampant sexism, beauty pageants, "he done her wrong" stories, etc etc. the saving grace was using Mary Dell's story to teach about Down Syndrome. That and Marie Bostwick's story-telling abilities are what saved the book for me. If you love mythical Texas, you'll love this.
This book starts the quilt series that I love. Mary Dell Templeton, who appears in the cobbled Court series is the main character in this starter series. It is a book about family, life and how when you are given lemons, you make lemonade! A delightful story, told so beautifully. You know what I love most about these books? They grab me at the first page and when I’m done, I feel like these characters are real and I would know them if I met them. The best storytelling; Uplifting and just the kind of book to settle down with on a cold night.