Tuesday, May 7, 2024

These Tangled Threads

 Seven years ago, a hidden betrayal scattered three young friends living in the shadow of Biltmore Estate. Now, when Biltmore Industries master weaver Lorna Blankenship is commissioned to create an original design for Cornelia Vanderbilt's 1924 wedding, she panics knowing she doesn't have the creativity needed. But there's an elusive artisan in the Blue Ridge Mountains who could save her--if only she can find her.

To track the mysterious weaver down, Lorna sees no other way but to seek out the relationships she abandoned in shame. As she pulls at each tangled thread from her old life, Lorna is forced to confront the wounds and regrets of long ago. She'll have to risk the job that shapes her identity as well as the hope of friendship--and love--restored.

In this seamlessly woven historical tale, award-winning Appalachian author Sarah Loudin Thomas delivers a poignant novel of friendship, artistry, restoration, and second chances.

My thoughts: I haven't been to the Biltmore, but this book has me wanting to take a trip to see it now! I thought that the author did a wonderful job of weaving this story together, though fair warning, it does jump around quite a bit between the events from seven years before and the current setting. It was hard to see how some of things would come together, but I thought that the overall themes of loss and forgiveness were handled beautifully. This is a wonderful, rich historical novel to pick up and enjoy! 
I received this book from Bethany House. This is my honest review.

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