icRKphJXQm-ezth8lntKydifkDg The Loose Screw: Book Review~Threads of Hope

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Book Review~Threads of Hope

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Threads of Hope
Abingdon Press (March 1, 2013)
Christa Allan


A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa is a writer of not your usual Christian Fiction. She weaves stories of unscripted grace and redemption with threads of hope, humor, and heart. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a brand new retired teacher. She and her husband Ken live in New Orleans with their three cats and do their best to dodge hurricanes.

And, since she is not fond of writing about herself in third person, she asked her oldest daughter to contribute. Like her mother, Erin is not at a loss for words…


Passed over for promotion and dumped by her boyfriend, Nina O’Malley is further frustrated when her editor assigns her one of the “soft” stories she despises—covering a gala benefit supporting the AIDS Memorial Quilt. More determined than ever to prove she deserves a promotion to the NY office, Nina decides to write a series featuring a local quilting group raising money for AIDs research. At the event, she runs into her high school nemesis: Greg is a widower and the adoptive father of Jazarah, an HIV positive girl from Ethiopia. Unlike Nina, Greg has faith in a loving God, and he trusts in God’s plan for his life. Greg and Nina grow closer, and as Nina interviews the quilt families, she begins to question the choices she has made and her lack of faith. Nina suddenly finds herself facing two possible dreams, two paths for her life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Threads of Hope, go HERE.

What I Thought: First, let me just say that the author, Christa Allan, is so sweet! She came to my blog to read my review and saw that I hadn't received my copy of the book yet.  Guess what I got in the mail?  A signed copy from her!  I thought that was really great.  So, on to the book!  Threads of Hope is part of the Quilts of Love series, and I have read some books from the series already.  They are different authors, different stories, with the uniting theme of a quilt.  Now, I love quilts and would love to learn to quilt, BUT I think even if you weren't interested in quilts at all you would still enjoy these books.  Threads of Hope is an inspiring story.  The topic of AIDS is not something I've read about in a fictional story, and it was really touching.  The AIDS memorial quilt information was fascinating and at the back of the book is information on how to be involved. I enjoyed how the characters of Greg and Nina grew throughout the book, putting their trust in God.  I liked that this was a heartwarming read, but still had so much 'meat' to it with the AIDS topic.

1 comment:

Christa Allan said...

Please email me your address, and I'll send an autographed copy on to you!