Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Tapestry of Secrets

 
GIVEAWAY

THOMAS, SARAH LOUDIN
A TAPERSTRY OF SECRETS

What is the weight of a secret? And what happens when that buren 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.

My Review:

I've loved each of the books in the Appalachian Blessings series even though they have turned my heart inside out. Thomas knows how to portray a multi-generational family with real insight. You don't need to have read the first two books to enjoy this one but if you have you will sink deeper into the thrill of the story.

And this is an interesting series since it tells the story of Perla in three different decades. First as a young woman with an exceptional gift who catches the eye of a Casewell Phillips (Miracle in a Dry Season), then as a mature mother of a difficult adult son (Until the Harvest) and finally as a grandmother in A Tapestry of Seasons.

But this isn't just Perla's story. We get her granddaughter, Ella's point of view as well. It's a delightful mix of past and present, artfully told with flashbacks into Perla's youth.

I loved Ella -- could so relate to her fear of change. She's steeped in mountain tradition and wants everything to stay the same. Of course it can't and though she's in her late twenties, this reads like a coming of age story as Ella struggles to find her place...and a future. Which might just include one of two young men playing court to her.

And as in each of the other books, A Tapestry of Secrets is ripe with faith truths that have me assessing my own thoughts and actions. I do so love a novel that challenges me.

Sweet perfection in 294 pages.

 Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

 GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Tapestry of Secrets please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 2 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

36 comments:

  1. I have the first two, and really want to add this one! It gives me a thrill knowing I have every book in a series waiting for me :-) This one sounds like an exceptional read!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's an exceptional series. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. thanks for the opportunity to read this novel, kav.

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  3. I love multi-generational books. I always enjoy looking at pretty quilts so I think the cover is very striking.

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  4. Email is pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Then you will like the fact that the heroine, Ella, is a quilting artist. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  5. A Tapestry of Secrets is on my wish list. Sarah's writing is so realistic, I feel swept away into the setting. I love this series. Thanks for a beautiful review, Kav!
    Nancee
    quiltcat26(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Isn't it divine? So easy to lose yourself in the pages of one of her books. Good luck, Nancee.

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  6. Another new author for me. Sounds like a good read. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I had the first two books in this series and loved them! I enjoyed them so much I had to pass them on to my aunt. Would love to have the third book to read and pass on to her!

    Pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Love that you shared the books, Patty. Sniffle. I'm not brave enough to do that all the time. LOL Good luck!

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  8. This is on my TBR list...love the setting. Truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

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    1. I think Waltons when I think of this setting. :-) Good luck, 'Truck'

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  9. Wow. I did not know this is part of a series that follows someone through the times. How interesting!! I love the covers of all of these books. I have them on my TBR, but have not gotten the chance to read them. Hopefully this will be a start! Thanks!

    Annie
    JustcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's an awesome series. Good luck, Annie.

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  10. I love this cover! The quilt pictured on it is very similar to ones my grandmother made for all of us grandchildren. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  11. It seems like it's been so long since book 2, but it's only been a year a a half which can be quite normal for traditional publishing. If only authors could write and publish as fast as I want to read them. Maybe possess superhuman qualities? haha tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL - but you know there's talent in the author's storytelling when you can pick up the next book and instantly recall all that happened in the first two books. Good luck, Terrill.

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  12. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series so am looking forward to reuniting with some of the characters by reading Tapestry of Secrets, as well as meeting new ones.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Yes, you definitely need to read this one for sure. Good luck, Pam.

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  13. Oh! This would be fabulous to win!! I read Until the Harvest. Please add me for the drawing for A Tapestry of Secrets. This cover is so beautiful. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You're added, Kathleen. Good luck!

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  14. Another new author for me to discover! I'm putting all 3 books on my TBR list. Thank you for the great review!
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  15. I love, love, love this cover. Back before kids, I used to collect quilts. These are beautiful.
    Dianna

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    1. It's an unusual cover, isn't it? The other books in the series are too. I love them. Good luck, Dianna.

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  16. I've heard a lot of good things about this book. I would love to read it!
    I did not know it was part of a series. I'll had books 1 and 2 to my wishlist!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. The whole series is wonderful Good luck, Melody.

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  17. This series is on my wish list. TY
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It belongs there. Good luck, Lucy.

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  18. Sounds like a really good series and the cover is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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