A Slender Thread by Tracie Peterson

By Tracie Peterson

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Driven aside by means of Their earlier, Can the Bonds of Sisterhood live on What Lies Ahead?

From the dramatic culture of such classics as Little ladies and one thousand Acres comes Tracie Peterson's modern novel, A slim Thread. recognized for her Westward Chronicles sequence in addition to her ancient sequence with Judith Pella, Peterson now makes use of her agile storytelling talents to take on a kin saga in regards to the bonds of sisterhood, which you'll now not are looking to miss.

United for the 1st time in years, 5 sisters go back to their adolescence so that it will bid farewell to a mom they by no means knew, misplaced to the realm that had made her a celebrity. figuring out her basically in her movies, the sisters consider neither an emotional reference to her tragic loss of life nor with one another. in simple terms their deep love for his or her godly grandmother, Mattie, pulls them together.

In the wake of the funeral, the Mitchell sisters realize the impression in their absent mom at the offerings they've made all through their lives. A...

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Christina lifted her long skirt and joined her brother as the wet sand oozed between their toes. "I found a star-shaped shell," Carl said. The pair walked on the beach, enjoying the sun and the sand. When they looked behind them, they realized they had been walking a long time. "Your face is red as a flame," Christina said. " They walked back to the house, and Mrs. " Here, use the juice from this aloe plant. " Carl and Christina squeezed the sticky juice on their skin. Gradually, the pain lessened.

The room where he worked had no windows and little heat. He kept his coat on as he worked. When he walked home that evening, the sky was completely dark. Nearing his house, he saw a lone oil lamp in the window. Smoke coming from the chimney cheered him. Inside, Page 5 he took off his wet boots and warmed his feet at the fireplace. How good it was to be home. As he began to feel warm, he looked up to see Christina, his older sister. Her golden hair fell to her shoulders, and her blue eyes met his.

Carl welcomed the mushy ground that kept his boots always muddy. He smiled as he saw the ice crack on the pond. The days became longer with more sunlight. With warmer weather coming, Carl thought of Walpurgis Night, the Swedish celebration that welcomed spring. At the end of April, he'd join others in his village to celebrate the event with a bonfire and a festival. He was looking forward to the event. One evening just before supper, Carl went into his room and sat down on his bed. He glanced at the empty bed Page 10 where Oscar slept before he left home.

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