Hello Everyone,

Last week I blogged about my good friend Marie Bostwick and her new role as a quilt designer!  You can read the post here if you would like to read it.  But today, I am part of her book tour.  Her newest book "Ties That Bind" is being released today!!! Very exciting!!

Michele Foster of the Quilting Gallery is the host of the blog hop so be sure to hop on over there for a variety of goodies!

Marie and her errant spaniel!
A few things that you will need to know about me and this book.  
One of the reasons I was taken by this book is because I have read all the other ones in the Cobbled Court Quilt Series and they are DYNAMITE... just like Marie!

I actually identify with Philippa just a whee bit.  Coming into a new town, being thrown into a variety of things, feeling a little tentative... hmmm... sound familiar?

Even if you haven't read any of the other books in this series, not to fear, you can pick up any book at any time and not be lost.  Marie writes her books like this by design.

If you are looking for a good read, here is why you need to read this one...
friends, family, quilting, and love.

I once did take my first quilting class like many of you and some of the characters in the book.  My first class wasn't that great.  But that didn't make me not want to try again.  So, I did and loved it from then on.

In the book Philippa signs up to make her first quilt... a baby quilt... hop on over to Michele's blog to see my first baby quilt and the story behind it.  Just click here

Here is the fabulous cover from Marie's new book.   And just to draw you in a little further, here is a short synopsis...

Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews' friend, Abigail, is trying to match-make even though Margot has all but given up on romance. She loves her job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop and the life and friendships she's made in New Bern; she just never thought she'd still be single on her fortieth birthday.

It's a shock to the entire town when Phillip A. Clarkson turns out to be Philippa. Truth be told, not everyone is happy about having a female pastor. Yet despite a rocky start, Philippa begins to settle in—finding ways to ease the townspeople's burdens, joining the quilting circle, and forging a fast friendship with Margot. When tragedy threatens to tear Margot's family apart, that bond—and the help of her quilting sisterhood—will prove a saving grace. And as she untangles her feelings for another new arrival in town, Margot begins to realize that it is the surprising detours woven into life's fabric that provide its richest hues and deepest meaning… 

Doesn't that make you want to just run out and buy the book now?  But wait... this is a blog hop, right... 

You could WIN a copy right here and on every other blog involved in the hop!!

Here they are:

Tuesday, April 24 
Michele - Quilting Gallery - http://quiltinggallery.com/
Jackie - Canton Village Quilt Works - http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/
Wendy - Ivory Spring - http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, April 25
Jennifer - SewHooked - http://sewhooked.com/
Erin - One Piece at a Time - http://erinrussek.typepad.com/

Thursday, April 26
Victoria - Bumble Beans Inc. - http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
Sandi - A Legacy of Stitches - http://alegacyofstitches.blogspot.com/

Friday, April 27
Michele - With Heart and Hands - http://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/
Melissa - Lilac Lane -  http://www.blog.melissastramel.com/

Saturday, April 28
Melissa - Sew Bitter Sweet Designs - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/
Kim - Crafty Apple - http://kimscraftyapple.blogspot.com/

Also, a special surprise will be available soon on Marie's site.  When you register as a reading friend on Marie's site you will be able to download, for FREE, this...

Hide and Seek Baby Quilt Designed by Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Design
beautiful quilt pattern.  But just know that it is not quite ready yet.

Also, come back here later this week for another special post on Marie and the recent podcast that we did!!

Anyway, would you like to know how to enter to win Marie's Book?  

Just leave a comment here on this blog post that is it!!  The drawing will remain open until May 2.

Best of luck!

One more thing... Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the Blogger's BOM!

The giveaway is now closed, thank you for entering!

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

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