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Sun, Jun 11



Meet Marie Bostwick (Author and Crafter)

Meet Marie as she visits Brielle Library for a first time. She's a NYTimes & USA Today Best Selling Author, Cook, Quilter and loves her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel! Join us. Bring your Friends.

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Meet Marie Bostwick (Author and Crafter)
Meet Marie Bostwick (Author and Crafter)

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2023, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Brielle, 610 South St, Brielle, NJ 08730, USA

About the Event


From Marie Bostwick, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Restoration of Celia Fairchild, comes a new novel about the meaning of family, a woman’s struggle to claim her creativity, and the restorative powers of caramel cake, mountain air, and community.

Meet Esme...

Esme Cahill thinks she has failed spectacularly. Recently 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 North Carolina.

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 traveling chef Dawes (maker of the world’s best grilled cheese sandwich) they set to work.

And, during an exploration of the attic, Esme unearths something magical: 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.


Marie Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty novels, including the popular Cobbled Court series and The Second Sister, which was adapted into a 2018 Hallmark Hall of Fame film entitled, Christmas Everlasting. Marie’s novels have been translated into eleven languages and three were published as Reader’s Digest Select Editions. Marie lives in Washington state with her husband and their moderately spoiled Cavalier King Charles spaniel. When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, and quilting. Marie travels extensively, speaking at libraries, bookstores, conferences, and quilt guilds.

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