The Appalachian Blessings series by Sarah Loudin Thomas delighted me all the way through. Each book in the series is a stand-alone story even though the characters of Wise, Virginia re-appear in each story. This third installment is a tapestry of its own, as it weaves together the lives we've come to love with delicate charm.
I couldn't wait to travel back to Appalachia according to the talented pen of Sarah Thomas. A Tapestry of Secrets held all the pleasures, challenges and old-fashioned good storytelling I have come to expect.
You know I don't give spoilers. It's hard sometimes ... like now, not to spill the beans! Get ready for sweet romance, generational twists, country wisdom and faith a plenty.
An emotionally satisfying story, The Red Door Inn delivers everything a heart hopes for from Prince Edward Island. I felt swept away to the home of Anne of Green Gables--a hundred years later. Liz Johnson crafts a charming present-day PEI with delightful and surprising characters.
The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith is the newest in her Daughters of the Promised Land series.
The story of Deborah, the only female prophet of the Old Testament, has intrigued me since my mother first told me the biblical story many years ago. I've studied the prophetess in detail, so I was eager to read this account of the biblical narrative and ancient history told with this author's tremendous storytelling ability.
The result is spectacular. Deborah's story is bigger than blockbuster cinema and Jill Eileen Smith brings it to life in the reader's imagination, perhaps better than CGI could. You will come away from this book in awe of the Hand of God, just as Deborah would want it.
Admittedly, I have a real soft-spot for Appalachia and the Blue Ridge. When an author captures the culture, she has my attention. A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham had me so drawn in that my family almost didn't get fed. Don't judge. There just wasn't a good place to stop ... until the end.
This is my favorite contemporary romance of 2016, thus far. I can pretty much guarantee it will stay at the top of that list. Things I love include the setting and culture. There's romance ... really sweet, toe-tingling romance. But the real shining star of this book is the actual twist of faith.
The redemption story on these pages is inspiring, hopeful and real.
If your heart is longing for the Blue Ridge, A Twist of Faith is the next best thing to an actual visit.
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