Between Heaven and Texas

By Marie Bostwick
(Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780758269294, 354pp.)

Publication Date: April 30, 2013

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Description
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. . .
Advance Praise For Marie Bostwick's Between Heaven And Texas
"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 " --Dorothea Benton Frank, "New York Times "bestselling author
"This book 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
"A book that brims with laughter and laser-sharp insight." --Kristan Higgins, "New York Times" bestselling author
"With Texas-sized helpings of humor, charm, and sass, this tale will put you in a Lone Star state-of-mind " --Lauren Lipton, author of "Mating Rituals of the North American WASP.



About the Author
Marie Bostwick Skinner 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, three of them in Texas. 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 Connecticut where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, helping out at church, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at www.mariebostwick.com.


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  1. As the story opens, Mary Dell is only minutes away from walking down the aisle, but she is having second thoughts. Why was she so hesitant to go through with the wedding? Were her concerns legitimate, or was this just a normal case of wedding jitters? Have you been or known a bride who had second thoughts in the days or hours before a wedding ceremony? Did they or you go through with it? Or not? Whatever decision was made, did it turn out for the best? If not, why not?

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