Silver Threads

Silver Threads

by Bette Lee Crosby


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ISBN-13: 9780997796063
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
Publication date: 09/02/2016
Series: Memory House Series , #5
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Silver Threads 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
teachlz More than 1 year ago
MY REVIEW OF "SILVER THREADS" by BETTE LEE CROSBY "Silver Threads by Better Lee Crosby is such an enchanting and delightful heartwarming read.  I read this in one sitting,  and was so engrossed.  "Silver Threads" is the fifth in the Memory House Series, and it is the only book that I have read and I look forward to reading all of the others. This was able to be read as a stand alone. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women's Fiction with a touch of "Magical Essence." A description of this book says"High Above the clouds in a place not mortal has ever seen, there is a Scale of Life that is held in Balance with Stones of  Happiness and Sorrow." In another description it says,  "The Keeper of the Stones Smiled" "Since the beginning of time, He and he alone has been challenged with the task each person's scale in balance"."There are silver threads that crisscross the landscape of scales"..."and even the Keeper of the Scale can control the events traveling through those threads" The author describes the characters as complex and complicated as the circumstances dictate. There are good and evil people.  Drew his young daughter Brooke are mourning Jennifer, his wife, and her mother who was killed in a shoot-out in a pharmacy. It is very difficult for Drew to balance his work and be both parents to his young daughter, who is extremely distraught and is afraid to be alone without her father. It becomes necessary after troubling events, for Drew and his daughter to sell and move away from their home.  They stop at the "Memory House" and seem to find some peace there, while looking for a home closer to Drew's job. It seems that they get to meet some wonderful friends, and possibly things are looking up?! What does the Balance Keeper of the Stones see or have to say? The author weaves her tale around good and evil.  I love that the author discusses the importance of family, friends. loyalty, trust, love, hope , trust and faith. One of my favorite characters is Brooke, who as a child has been through so much, and yet seems to have the voice of an adult. I would highly recommend this novel to those readers that appreciate an emotional and heartwarming story. I look forward to reading more of Bette Lee Crosby's books.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite “On the day Jennifer Green was born, a pile of stones was placed alongside her scale of life.” The Keeper of the Scales was glad to see into Jennifer’s future: married to Drew Bishop, mother of Brooke. The Bishops were destined to lead a happy, fulfilling life. Unfortunately a similar prognosis was not possible for Tom Coggan. His scale was not balanced; instead, it came crashing down around Jennifer Bishop, dislodging a happy balance that she desperately tried to maintain with a travelling husband and a young child at home. Words could not soothe the pain that Drew and Brooke would face that fateful day Jennifer did not return home from the drug store. Their lives turned a ghastly corner that even the Keeper of the Scales could not control. When Drew is forced to sell his home and relocate miles away to Memory House, he finally sees that his daughter might survive her devastating loss and he could possibly find the hope that his heart would also be repaired. Silver Threads: Memory House Series Book Five by award winning author Bette Lee Crosby is a fast paced romance of an unusual breed. Although the story line is contemporary, there lies a constant reference to an almost supernatural superior being in control of the characters' destinies. Crosby flawlessly merges two themes in this fifth book of her Memory House series. As the Keeper of the Scales's presence is apparent, this element of fantasy does not interrupt the beauty of a solid love story, sure to stay with you beyond the last page.
macjam47 More than 1 year ago
The Keeper of the Scale balances the scales of life for each person under his care, but sometimes a stray silver thread linking people and events can alter the outcome of events. That is what happened one day in the lives of the main characters of this story. Drew Bishop was out of town on business when his wife, Jennifer, woke up with a migraine. She got up and took their young daughter, Brooke, to school and planned to stop at the drugstore on the way home to get something to help her headache. This is where everything went wrong and life for Brooke and her father would never be the same. Tom Coggan needed money for drugs and decided to rob a liquor store that morning. He believed in non-violence but carried a gun none-the-less. His twin, Eddie, was serving time for a violent crime and he didn’t want to follow in his footsteps. When he got to the liquor store it was closed but saw there was a drugstore nearby. This is when things went terribly bad. Tom shot and killed Jennifer, an innocent bystander, and he, in turn, was shot by the store owner. Drew and Brooke each bore their own guilt and sorrow. Could they ever put these feelings aside and function as a happy family again? My heart ached for both as they struggled to move beyond their grief and find happiness. I felt a lot of empathy for this family in their struggle to return to normalcy. Often, I can find something good in the unlovable characters, but the Coogan twins were of such ugly temperament and evil purpose that I could not find it in them. They had no redeeming qualities. I was so happy with the return of Annie at the Memory House. I knew when Drew and Brooke ended up there, that they would be able to find their turning point with the help of Annie. Once again, I cannot say anything bad about the author’s writing style. I love the easy voice that permeates all of Bette Lee Crosby’s books. I always feel as though I am sitting in a chair by the fireplace with the author seated across from me, spinning a story. Her books draw me in from line one to the last. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction and family sagas. I received this book from the author for my honest review. I did not receive any remuneration for giving this review.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Each story I read by Bette Lee Crosby touches my heart in a special way. In "Silver Threads" there is danger, intrigue, loss, love, heartbreak and then, found love and renewal. The author tells the story in a way that makes the reader feel connected to the characters. This is another great story that will stay with me forever. I received a copy of this book from the author and this is my personal honest opinion.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Silver Threads is a beautifully written Women's Fiction story that is the fifth book in The Memory House Series. Author Bette Lee Crosby weaves a heart wrenching but inspirational story told in a thoughtful style that transports the reader to the small Alabama town of Clarksburg, where they follow the story of Drew Bishop and his eight year old daughter Brooke, as they struggle to rebuild their lives and reconnect with each other after the fickle hand of fate traumatically takes away the life of their wife/mother Jennifer in a robbery gone wrong, when she is fatally shot by suspect Tom Coggan, who was also fatally shot by drugstore owner Albert Duminger. Silver Threads is a compelling and emotional story about fate, choice, and the balance of life. You can't help but feel compassion and empathy for Drew and Brooke as they struggle to cope with the tragedy of Jennifer's death, and try to find a way to rebuild their lives without her. The author weaves a thoughtful tale that takes the reader on a roller coaster ride where they will experience the full gamut of emotions. The story has a wonderful mixture of heartbreak and hope, and its realistic message that life can change in a blink of an eye, but can also balance the scale with joy, happiness, and second chances, will provide the reader with much food for thought. Silver Threads is a lovely story that will resonate with the reader for quite some time. I can't wait to see what the author has in store for the reader in the next book in The Memory House Series! Silver Threads is an amazing story of love, loss, family, and second chances that will simply stir your soul! Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.
JoAnjel More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Imagine that every life is somehow linked to another by a very fine, almost invisible thread whether they know one another or not. Imagine that sometimes bad things happen to one or both of the individuals linked by this thread. And imagine again if the threads become crossed by those left from the previous actions. Then imagine that your life has been changed beyond anything you have ever dreamed of. This is what happened to Drew and Jennifer Bishop. Bent on robbing the neighborhood drug store to pay a debt or have both legs broken, Tom Coggans couldn’t know that he would not make it out alive; neither would the vibrant, young woman, Jennifer. She probably would not have stopped at the drug store if not for the raging migraine headache she had. Her husband, Drew was away from home on business when the call came that his wife was involved in an accident and he needed to come home immediately and take care of their daughter, Brooke. Things were different without Jennifer in their lives. Dear, sweet, thoughtful Jennifer. What did Drew know of taking care of a child? Much less his child who already lost her mother and was afraid of losing him. As if Drew and Brooke did not suffer enough, Tom Coggans’ twin, Eddie was to be released from prison. Eddie and Tom were to meet and begin their reign of terror again. However, Tom was gone and after learning of his death, Eddie blamed it on Jennifer and he planned to get even. Again the threads cross but this time Drew escapes being scathed. With nothing left but painful memories, Drew makes the decision to move. Can he and Brooke find healing in their new home? Will they smile again? Bette, you have done it again. You took a heartrending story of despair and gently guided it to joy as only you can. Thank you for allowing me the chance to read your story.
ScotsLass More than 1 year ago
Bette Lee Crosby has done it again with an inspiring story The Silver Threads: Memory House #5. Imagine a scale with good on one side and evil on the other. Add a Keeper of the Scales who tries to keep the balance on the scale by placing different colored stones, some dark for unhappiness but some bright and colorful one for good. But these scales are not his alone, silver threads to other scales crisscrossing them and tie each together. The balance or tipping of another scale causes unexpected changes in the balance. All the Keeper can to is try and return the balance. Jennifer Green’s, her husband Drew’s and daughter Brook’s are out of balance following a botched hold-up at a pharmacy that leaves Jennifer dead. Now the Keeper must rebalance the scales and find the silver thread that will lead Drew and Brooke to happiness again. This was such a warm and beautiful book to read with such a special message within it. Ms Crosby has done a wonderful job in the Memory House Series writing with just the right touch of magic and faith. Her characters are so well developed that you feel that you know the personally. That feeing is even stronger if you have read some of the other Memory House books. However, this book can be enjoyed just as well as a stand-alone. Again, I look forward to reading more of Ms.Crosby’s books. I was provided with an ARC of this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Green, a young mother and wife, was shot and killed in a botched robbery. It happened when she stopped by the pharmacy. A simple action with tragic consequences. As her husband and little girl try and pick up the shattered pieces of their life and move forward, they find guilt and grief are their constant companion. How do you go on when your strength is gone? Bette Lee Crosby shows us how Drew Bishop and Brooke struggle to cope. It broke my heart to see how life can change in a minute. Drew tries to be both mother and father while working. He's exhausted physically and emotionally. Brooke is no longer a happy outgoing child. He can't be out of her sight. She's withdrawn and has nightmares. Will they ever find love and happiness in the future? When they unexpectedly arrive at Memory House and meet Annie, they find the comfort that they need to start their journey to a new life. I love coming to this place where love and support help those in need. The idea that safety and comfort can be found here makes me feel good. I love the writing of Bette Lee Crosby. Her stories always touch my heart. Silver Threads is no exception.
anaamelia More than 1 year ago
I'm really running out of words to describe Bette's books. This is a lovely series and this book, just like the previous ones, talks directly to your heart. Making new friends and visiting old ones from the series is always a pleasure! If you haven't picked up this book, hurry up and get it right now! You won't be disappointed.
Bookaholic_Cindy More than 1 year ago
We all have our favorite "must read" authors and Bette Lee Crosby is one of mine. I don't remember how I discovered her books, but am so glad that I did. She writes memorable books that do not ever disappoint. Silver Threads is book 5 in the Memory House Collection and it is another magical story. The writing is so beautifully worded that you will feel as if someone is actually speaking to you, telling you their story. The author is truly gifted and you will fall in love with her style of writing as well as her stories! All is not perfect in the lives of her characters. They, like us, will suffer devastating losses, discover true love when least expected, treasure happy memories, look to the future, and experience pure joy and happiness. That is what makes Bette Lee Crosby's books special! I love this series and having characters show up from previous books is like greeting an old friend you haven't seen in awhile. If are looking for a heart warming series, this is one that I most highly recommend! * I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
TheBookBag More than 1 year ago
Cover love!! Isn't this cover just gorgeous? And then, oh my gosh! How can Bette's books just keep getting better and better? I absolutely love her Memory House series because of the way she makes even the smallest memories seem magical. Silver Threads encompasses some of those magical memories while it also has the mystery of the scale of life. I love the idea of a Keeper of the Scale who watches over us and helps to balance our lives while connecting us to those who are supposed to be in our lives, with fine pieces of silver thread. What an interesting and beautiful thought. As always is the case with Bette's books, Silver Threads is another beautifully written story, full of elegant prose and wonderful words of wisdom.