Saturday, June 30, 2012

"The Scarlet Thread" by Francine Rivers is a Must Read!

Great book on relationships--must read!
The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers is contemporary fiction about God’s sovereignty and faithfulness.  After 13 years of marriage, Alex decides on his own to leave his steady job for an opportunity in California as a video game designer.  His wife, Sierra, does not want to move and becomes angry and bitter.  I particularly liked reading the part about the issues in the contemporary marriage.  The couple has four times as much money but becomes very unhappy and Alex asks for a divorce.  Sierra’s Godly mother gives her an old journal and a quilt of one of their pioneer ancestors, Mary Kathryn, who also had to move against her will back in 1847.

The author beautifully combines this contemporary fiction novel with historical fiction by showing the parallels between Sierra’s and Mary Kathryn’s journeys, women from two different time periods.  They both are bitter and resentful towards God at the beginning but as he works in their lives, they come to see his love, faithfulness and goodness.  Great writing with a wonderful message and a great ending!  I think this would be an excellent book club read because of the marriage issues and the spiritual journey.  It even has discussion questions in the back!  This is my favorite read for June and balances out Gerard's dark books of late!
(Karen's review)

Other books I liked by this author:  Redeeming Love and Leota's Garden

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

  1. I've read all of Francine Rivers' books. They're all good. Some are still better than others, but I have enjoyed them all. My fave is Redeeming Love and the Mark of the Lion series. Enjoying your reviews! I like your "Duds we quit on" too.

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