Tapestry of Fortunes

Tapestry of Fortunes

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Cecilia Ross is looking for a change. She has decided to take time off from her job as a successful motivational speaker and sell her home. She moves in to a beautiful old house in St. Paul, Minnesota, complete with a big front porch, a wild garden, a chef's kitchen--and three roommates. The four women are different ages, but all are feeling restless, and want to take a roadtrip to find again the people and things they miss. One woman wants to connect with a daughter she gave away at birth; another wants to visit her long-absent ex-husband; a third woman, a professional chef, is seeking new inspiration from the restaurants along the way. And Cecilia is looking for Dennis Halsinger, the man she never got over, who recently sent her a postcard out of the blue. This novel is classic Elizabeth Berg--a portrait of how women grow through the relationships that define them, and a testament to the power of female friendship.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2013.
ISBN: 9780812993141
Characteristics: 219 p. ;,25 cm.


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Jun 12, 2019

A satisfying read; quick really but still enjoyed the other two books completed by Elizabeth Berg. In this book, the author makes one step out of your comfort zone. But true to the saying, you can't tell a book by it's cover. The title Tapestry of Fortunes does not belie the fact that the main character has her faith in tarot cards and fortunes and has all the other characters believing in them as well. Just fictional anyway....

Sep 23, 2017

One of my top favourite books, ever.

Feb 15, 2016

This story was very engaging and easy to relate to as a woman. I highly recommend The author shares with us a story filled with an aura of living and little gems of wisdom.The story and people go with when you long after you have finished the last page with a satisfied sigh!

LibrarySquare Feb 04, 2016

Celilia has lost her best best riend. She sells her house and takes time off from her job. She is an older women not sure what to do next. She receives a postcard from a man from her past & quickly packs her bags and heads on a road trip to visit her long lost love. Three of her close friends tag along, each wanting to connect with someone or something: one a daughter, one an ex-husband and one a career in cooking. All the women are forever changed by side trips along the way. Tapestry of Fortunes is a celebration of finding miracles in ordinary life.

Oct 14, 2015

I can't give a better review than this . This is pop fiction , and it's not bad , but it's just not great - sorry !

Jun 13, 2015

A good "summer read". It won't blow your mind but it will keep your interest. Move your chair into the sun, get a cold drink and enjoy.

Apr 12, 2015

Shallow tale. Weak backstory. Two-dimensional characters. Predictable, sugary plot.

CSil Jun 23, 2014

nice story line and character development. liked the characters a lot and enjoyed their road trip. elizabeth berg did not disappoint once again.

Nov 01, 2013

Thoughtful and perfect!

samdog123 Oct 17, 2013

I've enjoyed each and every Elizabeth Berg book I've ever read and this one is no exception. When Cece's best friend dies of cancer, it makes her re-evaluate her life. Deciding to sell her house, she moves into a home which she shares with three other women who quickly become her friends. Each woman has unresolved issues and there is a satisfying end.

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Apr 25, 2018

I have a problem with ageism, overt and especially covert. My feeling about a person’s age is that it’s a serving suggestion. It’s up to you what you do with it: take it as offered, modify it, or ignore it altogether.

Apr 25, 2018

What I felt for Dennis right from the start was a pull like gravitation, a feeling that I already knew him in my bones, and that thus far in my life I had only been piddling around, waiting to find him.

Apr 25, 2018

I close my eyes and a kind of comfort comes to me, like a cat curled up on my belly.

Feb 11, 2014

"I've never regretted doing anything in my life as much as I've regretted not doing it."

booklady413 Apr 28, 2013

Be kind for everyone is carrying a heavy burden.

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