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.
**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
I’m not sure where to even start with this review. Tapestry of Secrets was such a wonderful novel from the very beginning to “The End”.
From early on, I felt a kinship with Ella that I don’t often feel with other characters. There was something about her that I just related to so well. It might have had something to do with the way she was discovering herself or just something to do with her personality. But other characters in the book also came alive and I loved spending time with them and getting to know them.
As for the plot of this book, I have been anticipating this one for awhile. From the very first book, there has been some mystery surrounding Perla and her life before she came to Wise, VA. Finally, the secrets are revealed in this book– so, this might be a good time to mention that this is a series of books that you’ll want to read in order. But there are also so many themes that the plot really brings to life. Things about identity, family, and the treasures we keep.
I loved this book and I loved this series. They are definitely a set of books that I would highly reccommend.
About the Author:
Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, released August 2014 through Bethany House. Book #2, Until the Harvest, released May 2015. Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency.
A graduate of Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, Sarah once dreamed of being a marine scientist. But her love for words won out and she has spent much of her career in public relations and marketing. She currently oversees fundraising and communications for a Christian children’s home in Black Mountain, NC.
Sarah and her husband Jim live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with Thistle–the canine equivalent to a personal trainer pushing them to hike, run, and throw sticks. Sarah is active in her local church and enjoys cooking and–you guessed it–reading.
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