Friday, March 29, 2013

CFBA: 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.

Another book in the Quilts of Love series.....I enjoyed this book, probably not as much as a few others in the series, but it was still a very good book.  This book deals with AIDS, and Nina's unsatisfactory feelings towards her job, and life in general.

It was a journey to read about Nina, she grew a lot throughout the story, and in the end became a better, more understanding person.  It's amazing how circumstances can make such a great change in a persons life.

Once again, the quilt drew people together, people who were probably not likely to be drawn together, and as with other Quilts of Love books, the journey of the quilt is interesting, entertaining, and even teaches a lesson.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


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