Title: A Silken Thread
Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer
“Someone will need to care for Mama into her dotage, and we believe the right person is you,” Laurel is told in Kim Vogel Sawyer’s novel, A Silken Thread.
~ What ~
At three-hundred-and-fifty-two-pages, this paperback targets those who enjoy a historical romance with the 1895 Atlanta Cotton Exposition as a backdrop. With no profanity, topics of false accusations, racism, bigotry, and physical abuse may not be appropriate for immature readers.
Set in the South, eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard wants to be married and in love like her parents were, but when her older siblings demand she be the one to take care of her widowed mother, she longs for marital bliss as well as financial security. Being allowed to weave silk at the famed exposition, she not only enjoys the task but also is thrilled when she catches the eye of the son of the wealthy owner of the steam-powered-engine empire. Only when those she works with and who watch over her protect her interests, does she realize the path God wants for her life.
~ Why ~
This is an interesting read that blends learning about friendship and love with the distinct differences between classes of people, but it focuses on how hatred and racism were prevalent during the late nineteenth century. The information on how silk is made is intriguing.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not believe in God and have no faith in Him may not be interested in this book, but it does concentrate on how the Almighty has plans for our lives. Some may not like some of its stereotypical characters.
~ Wish ~
While I appreciated the story’s depth in showing respect for others, no matter their skin color, and the loyalty of friendship, I wish the true romance that developed were more thorough as it seemed rushed at the end.
~ Want ~
If you like an old-fashioned romance of one searching for a loving relationship while weaving devotion to family and friendship during the 1890s in America, this story is worth reading.
Thanks to WaterBook and Multnomah Book Launch Team for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2HC55Mj
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