A Slender Thread

A Slender Thread

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by Tracie Peterson
     
 

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Driven Apart by Their Past, Can the Bonds of Sisterhood Survive What Lies Ahead?


From the dramatic tradition of such classics as Little Women and A Thousand Acres comes Tracie Peterson's contemporary novel, A Slender Thread. Well-known for her Westward Chronicles series as well as her historical series with Judith Pella, Peterson now uses her agile storytelling

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Driven Apart by Their Past, Can the Bonds of Sisterhood Survive What Lies Ahead?


From the dramatic tradition of such classics as Little Women and A Thousand Acres comes Tracie Peterson's contemporary novel, A Slender Thread. Well-known for her Westward Chronicles series as well as her historical series with Judith Pella, Peterson now uses her agile storytelling skills to tackle a family saga about the bonds of sisterhood, which you will not want to miss.


United for the first time in years, five sisters return to their childhood in order to bid farewell to a mother they never knew, lost to the world that had made her a star. Knowing her only in her films, the sisters feel neither an emotional connection with her tragic death nor with each other. Only their deep love for their godly grandmother, Mattie, pulls them together.


In the wake of the funeral, the Mitchell sisters discover the impact of their absent mother on the choices they've made throughout their lives. A heartrending betrayal and a second tragedy threaten them further. Haunted by the past, unsure of the future, the sisters have only the example of Mattie and God's grace reaching through her lives to make them a family.

Tracie Peterson is a full-time author who has written or co-written over fifty novels in both historical and contemporary genres, including the WESTWARD CHRONICLES, the YUKON QUEST and the SHANNON SAGA series.

Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects including inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

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With their grandmother Mattie, the Mitchell sisters--Ashley, Brook, Connie, Deirdre, and Erica--stand united in pain at the funeral of their mother, the famous actress Rachelle Barrister. Rachelle abandoned the girls on Mattie's doorstep almost as soon as each was born, and they resent her for it, wondering, "How does one pay one's last respects when there was no respect in the first place?" Their resentment creates stumbling blocks in their relationships with one another and with God. As they drift back into their own lives, Mattie's goodbye reminds them that their blood is a slender thread holding them together and that if they don't work at maintaining it, the thread will break. And it does break when Mattie rips apart a special quilt she had made for her girls and sends a piece to each one. In the wake of the quilt, Ashley's and Deirdre's lives begin to unravel, and it takes the entire family to piece them back together. Highlighting the weaknesses and strengths of a family, Peterson (A Promise for Tomorrow) offers a contemporary tale suitable for all collections. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441203311
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
95,940
File size:
2 MB

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