Image of Threads of Change: A Quilting Story (Part 1)


Image of Threads of Change: A Quilting Story (Part 1)

Barrows begins a new series that’s rich in details on life before the American Civil War in her first Quilting stories novel. The characters are strong both in mind and body, as one had to be in those times. She interweaves stories of quilts and how they were a big part of the movement.

Elizabeth Bromont is still grieving the loss of her husband when her grandfather announces he’s sending her and his other grandchildren west while he stays behind to sell their property. Elizabeth feels she is betraying her dead husband’s memory, but puts her feelings aside to comply with her grandfather’s wishes. On the trail west, she has a suitor, her husband’s best friend; her sister Megan keeps a secret and their Mississippi cousins learn how to survive and start a new life in the West. When they arrive at the military post in Fort Worth, they begin the long task of creating a home, not realizing that heartache has followed them. (RIVER NORTH, Jul., 224 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans