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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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.
Christa can be reached through the Contact link on her Website.

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
My Thoughts:
I've been reading all of the books in The Quilts of Love series and have loved them!  Threads of Hope did not disappoint!  While I found the book to be a little slow in getting my attention in the beginning, I soon found myself loving the characterization in this installment in this series.  I'm using the word "series", but each book is a stand alone story and can be read independent of the others.  I absolutely loved Aretha; Nina's friend and room mate.  Oh how I wish we all had an "Aretha" to spur us on in life!!  The book includes instructions for making a quilt panel for The AIDS Memorial Quilt and partnering with the NAMES Project Foundation.
Happy Reading,


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Christa Allan said...

Thanks for reviewing my novel. I loved Aretha myself!