Book Description: 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 Thoughts: Sarah Loudin Thomas is a new author for me. I was excited to receive a book by an author I had not, yet, read from. I love the cover of this book....a beautiful quilt and a secret!
As I read the story I realized that the picture on the front of the book is not a quilt but a tapestry . . . a wall hanging that has been handmade or quilted.
Although this is the third book in the Appalachian Blessings and I didn't read the first two, I wasn't lost in the story. Quite the opposite, I loved the story of these West Virginia folks.
Gran, Perla, who worked hard and left a legacy and a secret for Ella.
Ella who struggles to understand her own mother who doesn't seem to to understand her. The heart of a family seems to be the theme of this novel. And how secrets can hurt not help families. The author does a great job of bringing out how letting go of secrets and bringing in the truth will bring blessings to a family.
*This book was provided for review by Bethany House*