The Threads of the Heart

Author: Carole Martinez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781609451066
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Fiction

They say Frasquita knows magic, that she is a healer with occult powers, that perhaps she is a sorcerer. She does indeed posses a remarkable gift, one that has been passed down to the women in her family for generations. From rags, off-cuts, and rough fabric she can create gowns and other garments so magnificent, so alive, that they are capable of masking any kind defect or deformity (and pregnancies!). They bestow a breathtaking and blinding beauty on whoever wears them. But Fasquita's gift makes others in her small Andalusian village jealous. And to make matters worse, Frasquita is an adulteress (it matters not that her betrayal came at her husband's behest after he gambled on her honor, and lost, at a cock fight). She is hounded and eventually banished from her home. What follows is an extraordinary adventure as she travels across southern Spain all the way to Africa with her five children in tow. Her exile becomes a quest for a better, for herself and her daughters, whom she hopes can escape the ironclad fate of her family of sorcerers., whom she hopes will life for her daughters, one in which the family in an attempt to give her daughters a chance at living another kind of life. The Threads of the Heart possesses the lyric beauty of a prose poem and the narrative power of a myth.

Threads of the Heart

Author: Jeannie Levig
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 9781626394193
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Fiction

No one travels this life alone. Maggie Rae-McInnis is happy in her twelve-year relationship with Addison and renting out the rooms in their large home in the Hollywood Hills. Her one nagging fear is that her partner is not as happy as she is—and she is right. Addison is a hot mess. Though she loves Maggie, she feels something is missing. When she meets Victoria Fontaine, a confident, sexy, and manipulative younger woman, she is swept into something new, exciting, and a little dangerous. Tess Rossini and Dusty Gardner, the couple’s closest friends and long-term tenants, face their own fears as they navigate the uncharted waters of love, and Eve Jacobs, newest arrival, finds herself on a path of self-discovery. The love and friendship these women share make up the threads that weave together to form the unbreakable bonds that last a lifetime.

Knitting the Threads of Time

Author: Nora Murphy
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577318446
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

In an era of global warming, war, escalating expenses, declining income, and drugs and violence in schools, many mothers feel they have little control over their families or their worlds. Nora Murphy eloquently demonstrates that many women do control one tiny thing: their next stitch. While tracing the frustrations and joys of knitting a sweater for her son through the course of one cold, dark Minnesota winter, Murphy eloquently brings to life the traditions and cultures of women from many backgrounds, including Hmong, American Indian, Mexican, African, and Irish. Murphy’s personal stories — about her struggles to understand esoteric knitting patterns, her help from the shaman of the knit shop, and her challenges sticking with an often vexing project — will appeal to knitters as well as everyone else who has labored to create something from scratch.

A Slender Thread

Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307763365
Release Date: 2011-08-03
Genre: Psychology

his astonishing book by the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses reveals Ackerman's parallel lives as an observer of the wildlife in her garden and as a telephone crisis counselor. "(Ackerman) brings a luminous and illuminating combination of sensuality, science, and speculation to whatever she considers."--San Francisco Examiner. From the Hardcover edition.

Threads of Faith

Author: Andrea Boeshaar
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 9781616388423
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Fiction

Can Julianna and Daniel start a new life in a new country? Julianna Wayland is running for her life! She hides in a crate on London’s dock, only to be loaded onto a ship bound for America. During the voyage she meets Captain Daniel Sundberg, and by the time they reach New York’s harbor, she is certain she’s in love with him. The only problem is, Daniel has plans for himself--plans that don’t include her. As Julianna struggles to find her way in a new world, will trouble from her past derail the life she is looking for?

Threads of Love

Author: Andrea Boeshaar
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 9781621362395
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Fabric of Time, Book Three. Emily Sundberg has her life all planned—a respectable job as a teacher and a suitable husband. But does God have a better plan for her?

Threads of the Heart

Author: Jeannie Levig
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 9781626394193
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Fiction

No one travels this life alone. Maggie Rae-McInnis is happy in her twelve-year relationship with Addison and renting out the rooms in their large home in the Hollywood Hills. Her one nagging fear is that her partner is not as happy as she is—and she is right. Addison is a hot mess. Though she loves Maggie, she feels something is missing. When she meets Victoria Fontaine, a confident, sexy, and manipulative younger woman, she is swept into something new, exciting, and a little dangerous. Tess Rossini and Dusty Gardner, the couple’s closest friends and long-term tenants, face their own fears as they navigate the uncharted waters of love, and Eve Jacobs, newest arrival, finds herself on a path of self-discovery. The love and friendship these women share make up the threads that weave together to form the unbreakable bonds that last a lifetime.

Book of Lost Threads

Author: Tess Evans
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781742692685
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Fiction

In the small town of Opportunity, four mismatched people discover the unexpected power of kindness.

Heart Thread

Author: Robert Kelly
Publisher: Lunar Chandelier Collective
ISBN: 0997371501
Release Date: 2016-05-21
Genre:

Poetry. Through the tumult of our names, months, seasons, runs the line of the heart. The cordial, the central, the nerve that springs us into thinking, moving, speaking. Body, Speech, Mind—what else have we? The heart is the thread that links them together, the theme that runs through all the voices and variations of our fugue, our flight, our flight from Eden, from dependency, from servitude, towards freedom of mind and action. Towards being. I learned the name of the poem slowly, after hearing at Bard a performance of Lou Harrison's choral setting of the heart sutra, the radical Buddhist text that speaks to the primacy of mind. It made me think of the way Buddhists point to the heart to mean the mind. Sutra means thread, and that was my instruction, suddenly focused as I listened one afternoon to George Quasha's Axial Music ensemble in Barrytown, and I knew the name of the thread that held me, that I held.

Gathering the Threads

Author: Cindy Woodsmall
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9781601427045
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Fiction

Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves, Will Ariana’s new perspectives draw her family closer together— or completely rip them apart? After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she’s learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana’s Daed doesn’t understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family? Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana’s arrival threatens to unravel Skylar’s new identity—and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart. Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.

Threads of Grace

Author: Kelly Long
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781595548726
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Newly-widowed Grace marries Seth Wyse in order to escape the troubling contents of her late husband's will, but she is slow to trust her new husband and Seth wonders if perhaps their marriage was a mistake.

Threads of Silk

Author: Amanda Roberts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781537866000
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Fiction

When I was a child, I thought my destiny was to live and die on the banks of the Xiangjiang River as my family had done for generations. I never imagined that my life would lead me to the Forbidden City and the court of China’s last Empress. Born in the middle of nowhere, Yaqian, a little embroidery girl from Hunan Province, finds her way to the imperial court, a place of intrigue, desire, and treachery. From the bed of an Emperor, the heart of a Prince, and the right side of an Empress, Yaqian weaves her way through the most turbulent decades of China’s history and witnesses the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Fans of Amy Tan, Lisa See, Anchee Min, and Pearl S. Buck are sure to love this debut novel by Amanda Roberts. This richly descriptive and painstakingly researched novel brings the opulence of the Qing Court to life as Yaqian and Empress Cixi’s lives intertwine over six decades.

Sisters of Heart and Snow

Author: Margaret Dilloway
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 9780425279212
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Domestic fiction

Rachel and Drew Snow might be sisters, but their lives have followed completely different paths. Rachel is happily married but hasn't returned to her childhood home since her strict father kicked her out after an act of careless teenage rebellion. Drew, her younger sister, pursued a passion for music but longs for the stability that has always eluded her. But when their deferential Japanese mother, Hikari, is diagnosed with dementia, the sisters come together to uncover family secrets that help them reconnect.

Threads of Love

Author: Judith Mccoy Miller
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781634097468
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Rediscover this classic romance from bestselling author Judith Miller. Feeling unloved and unwanted after her mother dies, Delphinia leaves her childhood home in Illinois for a Kansas homestead to become a nanny and housekeeper for five orphans and their uncle. Only the threads of a precious quilt remain to tie Delphinia to the mother who taught her to trust in God. Will faith alone guide her to a steadfast man and lifelong love? Also included is a bonus historical romance following related characters.

Engraved on the Heart

Author: Tara Johnson
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781496428332
Release Date: 2018-07-01
Genre: Fiction

Reluctant debutante Keziah Montgomery lives beneath the weighty expectations of her staunch Confederate family, forced to keep her epilepsy secret for fear of a scandal. As the tensions of the Civil War arrive on their doorstep in Savannah, Keziah sees little cause for balls and courting. Despite her discomfort, she cannot imagine an escape from her familial confines—until her old schoolmate Micah shows her a life-changing truth that sets her feet on a new path . . . as a conductor in the Underground Railroad. Dr. Micah Greyson never hesitates to answer the call of duty, no matter how dangerous, until the enchanting Keziah walks back into his life and turns his well-ordered plans upside down. Torn between the life he has always known in Savannah and the fight for abolition, Micah struggles to discern God’s plan amid such turbulent times. Battling an angry fiancé, a war-tattered brother, bounty hunters, and their own personal demons, Keziah and Micah must decide if true love is worth the price . . . and if they are strong enough to survive the unyielding pain of war.