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Marie Bostwick is an American New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Historical and contemporary fiction.

Born and raised in the northwest, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 1984.

Having married while she was still young, Marie now has three grown up sons who don't call as frequently as they ought to.

She lives in Oregon with her husband and a gorgeous but somewhat spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

When she isn’t writing or traveling to sign books, Marie can be found quilting, spending time on Facebook and cooking.

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Genres: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

United States


Non Series

  • Fields of Gold (2005)
  • River’s Edge (2006)
  • On Wings of the Morning (2007)
  • The Second Sister (2015)
  • The Promise Girls (2017)
  • Just in Time (2018)
  • Hope on the Inside (2019)
  • The Restoration of Celia Fairchild (2021)
  • Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly (2023)

Cobbled Court Quilt Series

  1. A Single Thread (2008)
  2. A Thread of Truth (2009)
  3. A Thread So Thin (2010)
  4. Threading the Needle (2011)
  5. Ties That Bind (2012)
  6. Apart at the Seams (2014)

Short Stories

  1. Comfort and Joy (2007)
  2. Snow Angels (2009)
  3. Secret Santa (2013)

Too Much, Texas Books

  1. Between Heaven and Texas (2013)
  2. From Here to Home (2016)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Fields of Gold

Despite experiencing the highs and lows of life, Evangeline Glennon knows that she is blessed to be surrounded by deeply caring people such as: her tough Irish Papa, her generous Mama and her loyal best friend, Ruby.

Although romance is the only thing missing in her life, cupid's arrow often strikes those who aren’t looking for love.

One day, in the clear blue sky, a handsome young pilot makes a surprisingly soft landing in her father’s wheat field in Oklahoma, before leaving Eva with an exciting new perspective after taking her up in his plane.

Will Eva be able to mend her heart and soul and move on from the past?

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0758209900
Publisher: Kensington
River’s Edge

Elise Braun is sent to the United States to live with her distant relatives following the demise of her mother.

Although her father only wants to save her from the looming war in her homeland of Germany, Elise can’t help but feel deserted by the very man meant to protect her.

Being an expert pianist, music becomes Elise’s only source of comfort.

With the men she loves now fighting in opposing armies, Elise finds herself stuck between her native home of Germany and her adopted home in the United States.

In a world full of destruction, Elise must learn to acknowledge her love for her father and the man she loves.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0758209917
Publisher: Kensington
On Wings of the Morning

Morgan Glennon always wanted to be a pilot ever since he was a young boy.

He dreams is fulfilled when he leaves college and enlists as a pilot, only for things to escalate quickly after America goes to war.

Losing his friends in battle however sucks the thrill out of what he always felt in the air, until he crosses paths with an extraordinary woman.

Men will always let you down, and they will never take you where planes can.

That’s the mantra that pilot Georgia Jean Carter lived by, until a short-lived encounter with a young flyboy sets her heart on fire.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0758222565
Publisher: Kensington
The Second Sister

All those sleepless nights spent as a political campaigner seem worth it now that Lucy Toomey’s boss is entering the White House.

But when Alice, Lucy’s distant older sister, unexpectedly dies, the political campaigner is forced to return to her tiny hometown of Nilson’s Bay, Wisconsin.

Left mentally handicapped after a terrible accident in her teens, Alice stayed in Nilson’s Bay while Lucy left without looking back.

Now back in her hometown, Lucy has to complete a number of tasks in order to meet the terms of her late sister’s odd will.

Upon making some quilting friends who provide her with support and affection, Lucy learns just how important it is to let go of a painful past.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1496729996
Publisher: Kensington
The Promise Girls

Marie Bostwick reunites three sisters whose deep bond is rooted in an unconventional past.

Every child prodigy grows up eventually. For the Promise sisters, escaping their mother’s narcissism and the notoriety that came with her bestselling book hasn’t been easy. Minerva Promise claimed that her three “test tube” daughters—gifted pianist Joanie, artistic Meg, and storyteller Avery—were engineered and molded to be geniuses. In adulthood, their modest lives fall far short of her grand ambitions. But now, twenty years after the book’s release, she hopes to redeem herself by taking part in a new documentary.

Meg, who hasn’t picked up a paintbrush in years, adamantly refuses to participate, until a car accident leaves her with crushing medical bills. While she recuperates in Seattle, the three sisters reluctantly meet with filmmaker Hal Seeger, another former prodigy. Like them, he’s familiar with the weight of failed potential. But as he digs deeper, he uncovers secrets they’ve hidden from each other—and a revelation that will challenge their beliefs, even as it spurs them to forge their own extraordinary lives at last.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1496709219
Publisher: Kensington
Just in Time

This is an uplifting story of three grief support group dropouts—women united in loss and rescued through friendship. 

Fifteen years ago, Grace Saunders vowed to take her beloved husband for better or worse. Now she’s coming to terms with difficult choices as she crafts a memory quilt from scraps of their life together—a life torn to shreds by an accident that has left him in a coma. Enduring months of limbo, Grace is at least not alone.

Nan has been widowed for twenty years, but now, with her children grown, her home feels painfully empty. Even the company of her golden retriever, Blixen, and a series of other rescue dogs, can't fill the void. Then there’s Monica, a feisty woman with a biting wit who’s reeling following her husband’s death—and the revelation of his infidelity.

As for Grace, a chance evening with a man she barely knows brings a glimmer of joy she hasn’t felt since the tragedy—along with feelings of turmoil and guilt. But her struggle to cope will force all three women to face their fears, share their deepest secrets—and lean on one another as they move from grief and isolation to hope, and a second chance at happiness . . .

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1496709233
Publisher: Kensington
Hope on the Inside

One woman finds new purpose in a new phase of life . . . 

“Whatever comes your way, find the happiness in it.” Hope Carpenter received that advice from her mother decades ago. Now, with their four children grown, Hope and her husband, Rick, are suddenly facing an uncertain future, after a forced retirement strains both their savings and their marriage. Seeking inspiration and a financial boost, Hope gets a job teaching crafts to inmates at a local women’s prison.

At first, Hope feels foolish and irrelevant, struggling to relate to women whose choices seem so different from her own. But with time, and the encouragement of the prison chaplain, she begins to discover common ground with the inmates, in their worries about their children and families, their fear of having failed those who need them. Just like her, they want to make something of themselves, but believe it might be impossible.

Embarking on an ambitious quilting project, Hope and her students begin to bond. Together, piece by piece, they learn to defy expectations—their own and others’—and to see that it’s never too late to stitch together a life that, even in its imperfections, is both surprising and beautiful.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1496709257
Publisher: Kensington
The Restoration of Celia Fairchild

A fired advice columnist discovers lost and found family members in Charleston.

Celia Fairchild, known as advice columnist ‘Dear Calpurnia’, has insight into everybody’s problems – except her own. Still bruised by the end of a marriage she thought was her last chance to create a family, Celia receives an unexpected answer to a “Dear Birthmother” letter. Celia throws herself into proving she’s a perfect adoptive mother material – with a stable home and income – only to lose her job. Her one option: sell the Charleston house left to her by her recently departed, estranged Aunt Calpurnia.

Arriving in Charleston, Celia learns that Calpurnia had become a hoarder, the house is a wreck, and selling it will require a drastic, rapid makeover. The task of renovation seems overwhelming and risky. But with the help of new neighbors, old friends, and an unlikely sisterhood of strong, creative women who need her as much as she needs them, Celia knits together the truth about her estranged family — and about herself.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2021
ISBN: 978-0062997302
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Esme Cahill Fails Spectacularly

Esme Cahill thinks she has failed spectacularly: fired from her New York City publishing job, divorced from her husband, and possessing little more than a broken-down car and a pile of unfinished manuscripts, she drives home to Asheville at the request of her late grandmother, Adele, who had begged her, just before she died, to return to the place she grew up.

There she discovers the once-charming lakeside retreat run by her family is sliding toward financial ruin, so with the help of her grandfather, George; estranged mother, Robyn; and a travelling chef Dawes (maker of the world’s best grilled cheese sandwich) they set to work. In the attic, Esme unearths a trove of museum-worthy art quilts, sewn by Adele. Piecing together the inspiration behind them, Esme discovers a forgotten chapter in her family history and her grandmother’s untold story, that of a gifted artist who never received her due.

This is an always-emotional, sometimes humorous, very human novel of what it means to be family—the ties that bind us together and the unintentional hurts that can rend us apart. And, along the way, Esme learns that failure can be the first step toward the life you’re meant to find.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2023
ISBN: 978-0062997319
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Cobbled Court Quilt Series

A Single Thread

“Four Women glued together by friendship”

Although New Bern, Connecticut is a long way from home, Evelyn Dixon is determined more than ever to pursue her dreams after the end of her quarter-century marriage.

She decides to open a quilt shop in her newfound home, but making a fresh start is easier said than done especially when she makes a shocking discovery about her health.

As she embraces the new challenge, Evelyn will cross paths with Abigail Burgess, her niece Liza, and Margot Matthews: three very special women who will play an integral part in her life.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0758222572
Publisher: Kensington
A Thread of Truth

Forced out of an abusive marriage with nothing more than her children and the clothes on her back, twenty-seven Ivy Peterman decides to move to the picturesque New Bern in Connecticut to make a fresh start.

With blossoming friendships and a part-time job at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop, everything seems to be going right for Ivy for the first time in years.

That happiness is however short-lived as her ex-husband soon learns of her whereabouts thanks to a popular quilting TV show that is recorded at the quilt shop.

Although this revives her darkest fears, Ivy can count on the unwavering support of her sisterhood.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0758232151
Publisher: Kensington
A Thread So Thin

Despite the heavy snowfall in New Bern, Connecticut, Evelyn Dixon has every reason to be happy thanks to the company of her good friends and the increasing internet sales triggered by her son Garrett.

Apart from helping out at Cobbled Court Quilts, Garrett simply can’t wait for the return of his girlfriend, Liza, who is about to finish art school in New York City.

When Garrett however proposes to her on New Year’s Eve, Liza is left with a though decision to make.

Will she forgo a rare career opportunity for love, given her own imperfections?

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0758232168
Publisher: Kensington
Threading the Needle

Tessa Woodruff’s herbal apothecary shop in New Bern, Connecticut is hit badly by the economic meltdown, perhaps just as badly as her once blissful marriage to Lee.

Determined to alleviate the stress, she joins a quilting class at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop where she rediscovers the power of sisterhood, and reignites a childhood friendship she never thought possible.

Madelyn Beecher returns to New Bern two decades later following the conviction of her husband.

With nothing else save for a cottage left behind by her late grandmother, Madelyn hopes to turn the dilapidated house into an inn.

However, in order to succeed, she’ll need the help of an old friend she never thought she would ever see again or forgive.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0758232175
Publisher: Kensington
Ties That Bind

As much as Margot Matthews adores the role she plays at the Cobbled Court Quilt Shop, and the good friends that she has made in New Bern, Connecticut, she can’t help but be saddened by the fact that she is single on her fortieth birthday.

And despite efforts by her friend Abigail to match-make, Margot has pretty much given up on romance.

When Philippa arrives in town, many are quite displeased by the idea of having a female pastor. But with time, Philippa settles in quite nicely.

When tragedy however knocks at Margot’s door, the friendship offered by Philippa and her quilting sisterhood will play a pivotal role in her life.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0758269287
Publisher: Kensington
Apart at the Seams

College counselor Gayla Oliver has only fallen in love at first sight twice in her life: the first time was with her husband, Brian, while the second time was with New Bern, Connecticut.

The beautiful location is the perfect place to buy a second home and hopefully reignite her marriage of nearly three decades.

When Gayla however learns about her husband’s affair, she finds it hard to forgive him even though Brian claims to be fully committed to his family.

Upon exploring her creative juices, Gayla finds herself at the Cobbled Court Quilt Circle where she makes some good friends.

And with their help, she will learn what to hold on to and what to let go of.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0758269300
Publisher: Kensington

Short Stories

Comfort and Joy

Having spent the last decade as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall, Kendra Erickson could certainly use a break from Christmas.

When she however finds herself in tiny Vermont thanks to an injury, Kendra ends up directing the local holiday pageant in cooperation with the endearing new pastor in a move that makes her re-examine her views on life, love—and the most romantic season of all.

Other short stories in the book include:

Comfort and Joy by Fern Michaels
Suzanna's Stockings by Cathy Lamb
Family Blessings by Deborah J. Wolf

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0821780480
Publisher: Kensington
Snow Angels

Snow Angels by Fern Michaels
As good-looking and enticing as Max Jorgenson is, all the Olympic skier wants to do is spend Christmas alone.
When a social worker named Grace Landry however comes across his log cabin during a blizzard, an unplanned spark reignites his heart, his hopes, and the joy of Christmas.

Other short stories in the book include:

The Presents of Angels by Marie Bostwick
Decorations by Janna McMahan
Miracle on Main Street by Rosalind Noonan

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2009
Ebook: B01K92J7AM
Publisher: Zebra
Secret Santa

Mister Christmas by Fern Michaels
Lawyer Claire O'Brien heads to Ireland for an assignment just a week before Christmas. Although her trip there should be as straightforward as changing the will of her wealthy client, Claire is met by stern resistance from the nephew of her client.
Will she be forced to spend the festive season up close and personal with her sexy and alluring Irish foe?

Other short stories in the book include:

The Yellow Rose of Christmas by Marie Bostwick
Nightmare on Elf Street by Laura Levine
Room at the Inn by Cindy Myers

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00GX2HZDE
Publisher: Zebra

Too Much, Texas Books

Between Heaven and Texas

Mary Dell and her twin sister Lydia were warned to avoid the lazy local boys like plague from the time they were children.

Women in the Dell family are however renowned to be good at sewing but with a weakness for men.

Lydia Dale grows up to be beautiful and petite, while Mary becomes too sharp and spirited.

She is determined to start a sewing business and raise her babies with her new husband, Donny, until she gets a son that is as unique as he is lovely; something that will force Mary to reassess what truly matters in her life.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0758269294
Publisher: Kensington
From Here to Home

Many things have changed for Mary Dell since she chose to open her quilt shop three decades ago.

As tough and spirited as ever, she decides to move back to her hometown, along with her cable TV show, Quintessential Quilting.

However, Howard—her son and talented co-host who so happens to have Down’s syndrome—opts to stay in Dallas.

Determined to attract a different demographic, Mary Dell’s new boss brings in a younger co-host.

Although Holly Silva doesn’t know much about quilting, she is sharp and enterprising enough to fit the bill.

But unbeknownst to them is that the two women will form an unlikely friendship and find romance in the process.

Author: Marie Bostwick
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1617736575
Publisher: Kensington