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by Sarah Loudin Thomas
From the back cover:
What is the weight of a secret?
And what happens when that burden becomes almost too much to bear?
For decades, Perla Phillips has hidden the truth of a decision that still fills her with guilt. But now, seeing her granddaughter, Ella, struggle in a similar way, she’s prepared to finally open the past to her family, no matter the consequences. But when the opportunity is snatched from her in a most unexpected manner, will she have waited too long?
Spanning generations, this moving family drama weaves together the interlocking stories of two women as they navigate relationships, family, faith, and the choices that will shape their lives. Heartwarming and nostalgic, the story explores the courage to share the wounds of the past and celebrates the legacy a family passes from one generation to the next.
Sarah Loudin Thomas is a fundraiser for a children’s ministry and has written for Mountain Homes Southern Style and Now & Then magazines, as well as The Asheville Citizen-Times. She is the author of Miracle in a Dry Season and Until the Harvest. She holds a BA in English from Coastal Carolina University. She and her husband reside in North Carolina. She can be found online at www.sarahloudinthomas.com.
We all have our secrets, don’t we?
A Tapestry of Secrets is a sweet story of characters who must deal with a host of life issues. They could be your neighbors, or even your family. As they search for the truth, you may find some of your own thinking challenged, too.
I especially like Perla. She has obstacles to face — in more ways than one — but her determination and love for her family are endearing!
As an artist and quilter, Ella is also sure to connect with many readers. From her delight in textures to the inspiration she finds in the life around her, she embodies creativity.
As they each deal with the past, and the circumstances that led to their current situations, they must also learn how to live in the present.
A Tapestry of Secrets offers hope that we, too, could grow from our past and live better for it.
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)