Stitch ‘n Chat Coffee Klatch with Marie Bostwick

Those in Gold Coast Quilter’s Guild who read novels are surely familiar with Marie Bostwick, New York Times bestselling author of the Cobbled Court series about women who develop friendships--and overcome hardships—through their passion for quilting.

An avid quilter, Marie has a new book out in April that conveys her love of quilting—THE SECOND SISTER—and she’s coming to the Vero Beach Book Center on Wednesday, April 1 for a 6 p.m. signing and “Stitch ‘n Chat Coffee Klatch.” Marie would love to get to know the women in your guild and invites you to come to this free event—and bring your needlework! She will tell you about THE SECOND SISTER, show you her latest project and answer your questions—about how she has parlayed her love of quilting into a successful career as a novelist (prepare to laugh a lot!). No reservations necessary!


Here’s a little bit about THE SECOND SISTER, a touching, sometimes humorous standalone novel for Marie that is predicted to be what in publishing we call an author’s “breakout” book:


 Years of long workdays and little sleep as a political campaigner are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey’s boss has been elected President. But when her estranged older sister, Alice, unexpectedly dies, Lucy must choose between her dream job in the White House and her sister’s dying wish that she come home to small-town Nilson’s Bay, Wisconsin.

 There’s no one and nothing back home for Lucy, only memories of the blame for her sister’s near-drowning that changed Alice forever. But Lucy loved her sweet, simple sister and comes home, if only for a short stay.

Soon Lucy finds there was a lot more to Alice than she had ever known, a town that loved her, fiercely devoted friends who taught Alice to quilt—and a secret buried somewhere in Alice’s sketches and the quilts hidden in a closet. Slowly Lucy is brought into the fold and discovers her sister’s enduring gift—a chance for Lucy to move beyond her difficult past and find what she has long been missing.

For more info about this fun event, call the Vero Beach Book Center772 569 2050 or call the event organizer Nancy Berland, at 800-308-3169 or email her at