Title: From Here To Home
Author: Marie Bostwick
Rating: 3 stars
Having never read Marie Bostwick’s work before, I didn’t know what to expect. I chose this book based on the title and lovely cover. I do this quite often, and am usually not disappointed. My track record is still good, because I was delighted by the story of Mary Dell Templeton and her son Howard of Too Much, Texas, and their cable TV show which teaches quilting. Mary Dell’s show is being considered for cancellation, therefore a new face to replace Howard is being brought in to try to revive ratings, or so it seems. Holly, who knows nothing about quilting, needs a crash course. She travels to Too Much, Texas and becomes enamored by this little town and Mary Dell’s family. In addition to the quilting show, Mary Dell has a quilting/craft store which is vital to the economy of her small town. She also is the matriarch of her family, and is involved with the running of the family ranch. Needless to say, she has a lot on her plate. There are a few side stories going on, including newcomer Holly, that ultimately tie to the outcome, and I was pleased how the author brought everything together. One of my favorite things about the writing style is how Marie Bostwick uses catchy Southern phrases along the way. This was definitely a feel good and uplifting story, one which I’m glad I got the opportunity to read.
Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington for this ARC in return for an honest review.
March 16, 2016 at 9:19 am
That book is sort of a part of her Cobbled Quilt series. I really enjoyed the series even though she gets a bit wordy sometimes. The first book of the series is the weakest of the lot, and you’ll find Mary Dell in a few of them!