Sunday, January 30, 2011

"The Tapestry Of Love" by Rosy Thornton: Review

  • Paperback: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (October 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • Borrowed from back cover of book.
A warm and uplifting story of how a woman falls in love with a place and its people: a landscape, a community and a fragile way of life. A rural idyll: that's what Catherine is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the Cevennes mountains. With her divorce in the past and her children grown, she is free to make a new start, and her dream is to set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you're no longer just here on holiday. There is French bureaucracy to contend with, not to mention the mountain weather, and the reserve of her neighbours, including the intriguing Patrick Castagnol. And that's before the arrival of Catherine's sister, Bryony...

My Viewpoint:  The Tapestry of Love, is a novel about family, friendship, and new beginnings. The main character, Catherine Parkstone, is a divorcee with two grown children. She sells her home in England and moves to a small hamlet in the Cevennes Mountains in France. 

Catherine establishes her own business as a "needlewoman" in Tapestries, curtains, pillows, and home furnishings.

Along the way she makes friends with an assortment of neighbors. She and the mysterious Patrick Castagnol's friendship develops throughout the story as they share wine, food, conversation, and a bit of romance.

This was a warm comfortable book, kind of like visiting with a close friend for a few days, and catching up with what has happened in her life for the last few years. Even though I thought it started off a bit slow, it wasn't long until I was drawn right into the story. I read it in two days, enjoyed it and gave it 4**** because I liked it.

This book was given to me by the author, Rosy Thornton to read, and review. Thank you Rosy for the book, it was like taking a lovely two day vacation in the Cevennes Mountains of France. 


  1. Aww this sounds like a great book to fall into :) thanks for the review!!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  2. I love a book that transports you like this...thanks for the review! Also, it was so nice of you to comment over at Cheryl's Sunday Shining Star...and it is what brought me here. I signed up to follow as you have a great blog here. I don't get around as much as I'd like but more lately with my new hope to be by more often and hope you come visit me at Bookin' With Bingo! Have a super week

  3. it sounds like a nice cozy read. great review ;)

  4. This sounds like a really good one - love your review.