The Scarlet Thread

The Scarlet Thread

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by Francine Rivers
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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. Tyndale House Publishers

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With a loving and successful husband, two beautiful children, and a new house in her hometown, Sierra Madrid leads a happy life. Then her husband, Alex, announces that he has taken a job in Los Angeles and that the family will soon move, and Sierra's dream is shattered. Once in the fast lane of big-city life, Alex becomes more aloof and the family begins the slow process of disintegration. Sierra's only consolation in her despair is one of her ancestor's journals. Sierra's own journey through pain toward reconciliation and redemption is mirrored in the journal entries she reads and rereads. Unfortunately, the journal entries are often intrusive and add little to the overall impact of the story. In addition, incredible and unnecessary plot elements at the story's end mar an otherwise strong romance. Purchase only where demand is warranted for former mainstream romance-writer Rivers's books.

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ISBN-13:
9781414370637
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
05/18/2012
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
212,941
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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