Monday, August 25, 2014

Threads of Home

Author: Jodi Barrows
Publisher: River North
February 2014
ISBN: 978-0-8024-0938-6
Genre: Historical

The past threatens to destroy the good days ahead.

Liz has overcome the emptiness of her husband's death, the hardships of the trip west and even the robbery and murder of her beloved grandfather.  Standing at the altar, she feels hope for the first time in many years.

Settling into their new home in Fort WorthTexas, the cousins begin to build a new life now that grandfather is gone, but their minds are never at rest. Abby initiates the work necessary to
start a new school while Liz works in the mercantile. Emma stands firm as a herd of cattle and cowboys come dangerously close, sparking a new venture for Emma-she learns that providing the cowboys with food and shelter, for both them and their
horses, can bring extra income into the household.  But Emma can't do it alone; she enlists the help of the lighthearted Megan.

When Liz becomes sick the whole town is abuzz  . . . as the women gather at the quilting frame relationships grow strong as women work together while facing the hardships and joys of a life 
on the prairies of Texas. As the four cousins forge a new family amid the unfamiliar ways of those living on the plains, feel the suffering of loss and the joy of true love found.

THREADS OF HOME is the second book in A Quilting Story series. Readers will want to read book 1, Threads of Change, as these books do not stand alone.  I didn't read the first book in the series, and I was confused about what was going on for awhile.

This book has head-hopping issues, where were are in multiple character's heads in the same paragraph. Very distracting. There is also a lot of telling and back story involved. I had a very hard time getting into this book, probably because I hadn't read book 1. If quilting books are something you enjoy (and Jodi Barrows is a published quilting book author) then you might enjoy A Quilting Story series. If you think you might be, start with book 1, Threads of Change, as these books apparently don't stand alone. $7.69 Kindle. $14.99 paperback. 208 pages. 

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