About The Book
For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love.
Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and “take care of Mama” by her older siblings, but Laurel has dreams of starting her own family. Operating a silk loom at the Atlanta Exposition will give her the chance to capture the heart of a man wealthy enough to take care of Laurel and any children she might bear, as well as her mother.
Langdon Rochester’s parents have given him an ultimatum: settle down with a wife or lose his family inheritance. At the Exposition, Langdon meets Laurel. Marrying her would satisfy his parents’s command, she would look lovely on his arm for social events, and in her besotted state, he believes she would overlook him continuing pursuing rowdy adventures with his unmarried buddies. Langdon decides to woo Laurel. Willie Sharp is not well-off and must take on an extra job at the Atlanta Exposition as a security guard. When mischief-makers cause trouble in the Women’s Building, Willie is put in charge of keeping the building secure. He enjoys visiting with Laurel, who seems like the little sister he never had, but his feelings for Laurel change to something much deeper. Can Willie convince Laurel that he can give her better life–even with so little to offer?
A Silken Thread weaves a tale of love that stands the test of injustice, prejudice, racism, classicism and selfishness in the midst of family and community through God’s prevailing love. Sawyer doesn’t hold back in portraying the reality of the hurt and damage that could come from these, and in her classic gentle tone, highlights the beauty of bravery and courage that speaks in the seemingly small words and actions, but from such small gestures emerge enormous positive consequential outcomes.
The theme—that righteousness and justice best thrive when God’s love is in full display—shines throughout the story, through every silken thread used to spin it, and ultimately also, in the love story that emerges.
Another fine and brave book by Kim Vogel Sawyer!
*Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A ‘thank you’ to Waterbrook Multnomah for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
About The Author
Kim Vogel Sawyer is a highly acclaimed Best-selling author with more than one million books in print in several languages. Her titles have earned numerous accolades, including the ACFW Carol Award, the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Kim lives with her retired military husband, Don, in central Kansas, where she continues to write gentle stories of hope and redemption. She enjoys spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren.