Today I am reviewing A Tapestry of Secrets, book three of the Appalachian Blessings series, by Sarah Loudin Thomas.
Here is a brief synopsis:
This Decade-Spanning Novel of Family and Faith Will Delight. . .
Now in her eighties, Perla Phillips has carried a secret since she was eighteen years old.
When she sees her granddaughter, Ella, struggling for perfection, she decides to share her secret to show that God can use even the biggest mistakes for good.
But before she can reveal what happened during that summer sixty years ago, she has a debilitating stroke.
Carrying a secret of her own, Ella arrives back in Wise, West Virginia, to help her aunt Sadie care for Perla. Both know the woman wanted to tell them something, but she’s now locked in silence.
Together they begin looking into the past, but they may learn more than they expected. Will they have the courage to share their hearts? Or will the truth remain buried forever?
I’ve enjoyed reading the Appalachian Blessings series — and was delighted to receive a copy of A Tapestry of Secrets, the third book in the series.
Sarah writes so eloquently about the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia, that I find myself wanting to to visit . . . for a year or so! The strong family ties in the series is evident — and I have looked forward to each story. This book does not disappoint. Perla has always been a favorite character. While her health is declining, it wasn’t unexpected. But life goes on. . .
If you enjoy colorful characters, strong roots, and beautiful stories, you’ll enjoy reading the Appalachian Blessings series. My advice — start with Appalachian Serenade and don’t stop till you’ve read ’em all!
God Bless You!
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt