Book Review of
The Secret Thread
Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves . . . until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sierra Madrid’s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn’s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God’s sovereignty and unconditional love.
I have heard Francine Rivers books mentioned over and over again. I have even had a few in my to read pile for several years. Yes, years. The Scarlet Thread is the first Francine Rivers book that I have read, but it won’t be my last. I am seriously wondering why it took me so long to read one of her books. This book took me awhile to get into because I wasn’t sure where the story was going, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed it and couldn’t put the book down. If you like Christian fiction type of books, I think you will enjoy this one. I look forward to reading more by Francine Rivers.