A Tapestry of Secrets by Sarah Loudin Thomas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This series of books has been among my very favorite since I read her first novella in 2014. Since then I've devoured every book she's written as they've come out and loved every single one.
She writes such profound books full of sound spirituality. In A Tapestry of Secrets one of my absolute favorite parts of the book was watching the faith of so many characters grow so deeply throughout the book. Numerous characters either went from no belief or very little belief to being strong in their faith. And I even saw spiritual growth in the pastor and loved that Thomas included him in her characters that were strengthened in faith! I really love it when a Christian Fiction novel challenges me spiritually and I was really challenged as Ella grew in her prayer life.
Another part of these books and especially this one that I love so much is the importance of family. I love how the entire family is so close and always bands together to help each other out. But likewise I appreciate that the family isn't perfect and that different family members don't always see eye to eye and often even argue.
The undertones of romance gone wrong and romance while following God's lead throughout this book are just wonderful. I really enjoy love stories but sometimes books like this are the better love story because the love story with God comes out of the pages more than the male/female love stories!
This book floats between present day and the Grandmother's youth in 1948. Sometimes I don't care for dual time books because I don't feel they transition well. But Thomas has a gift for making me love both side of the story in her books about equally. And I never feel annoyed with the transitions because they flow together perfectly.
I could gush on and on about this book because I loved it so much. I cannot wait to see what Thomas comes up with next!
I received an advanced copy of this book from Bethany House and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.