Monday, January 16, 2017

Book review: A Tapestry of Secrets by Sarah Loudin Thomas

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About this Book:

What is the weight of a secret?

And what happens when that burden 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:

A Tapestry of Secrets was a joy to read.  While telling the story of Ella Phillips and her search for her place in this world, her grandmother Perla's secrets are revealed.  Sarah Loudin Thomas skillfully took me to Perla's past, and had me rooting for Ella in the present.

Sometimes when book characters go through the "Who am I and where do I belong?" process, it is irritating.  Not the case here.  Ella loved her family, her home, and her church.  The changes she made in her thinking happened because she was so well-grounded.  She was a very likable character.  

The author did a great job of focusing on each character just as much as was needed.  This was a stand-alone novel, yet having met most of the characters in the previous two books made it so much more special to me.  I recommend this book to those who love a good, clean contemporary novel.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Bethany House, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author:

Sarah Loudin Thomas is a fundraiser for a children's ministry and has written for Mountain Homes Southern Style and Now & Then magazines, as well as The Asheville Citizen-Times. She is the author of Miracle in a Dry Season and Until the Harvest. She holds a BA in English from Coastal Carolina University. She and her husband reside in North Carolina. She can be found online at


  1. Thanks for sharing about (and enjoying!) my book. Warms my heart to hear what readers think.