Threads of Joy does not disappoint. With her usual humor and obvious love of grace-filled stories, Shar brings her characters to lifeand, as always, to love. Youll identify with Joy as she struggles with a tainted past, and youll rejoice with her when she discovers the redemption God readily offers. When trouble comes, youll hold your breath, waiting to see if a community will respond with love or judgment. And when love arrives in the form of a local preacher, youll sigh and smile at their tentative movements toward each other. Shar just keeps delighting her readers!
Jean Syswerda, Best-selling coauthor, Women of the Bible and the Read with Me Bible, Author, My Bedtime Story Bible and the NIrV SuperHeroes Bible, General Editor, NIV Women of Faith Study Bible
Threads of Joy is a story of Gods grace, but even more, it is a reminder to readers of His love for them. You will be charmed by Joy and her little daughter, Annie. Dont be surprised when they walk off the pages and straight into your heart. Novel Rocket and I give Threads of Joy a high recommendation. A thoroughly delightful read.
Ane Mulligan, President, Novel Rocket (www.novelrocket.com)
Sharlene MacLaren has crafted another poignant page-turner that is a joy to read. Threads of Joy is a sweet love story sure to melt your heart, grip your soul, and make your pulse skitter alarmingly. So, inhale deeply and let yourself be inspired and entertained.
Linda Hanna, Coauthor, Reflections of a Stranger
Just like a golden thread woven in a tapestry, Sharlene MacLaren drew me in and kept me turning the pages in this story about a single mother whose community shuns, labels, hates, and judges her to the point where she is convinced she is a worthless soul void of any future romanceuntil MacLaren sews up the plot with redeeming love and joy.
Jewel Sample, Award-winning author, Flying Hugs and Kisses
A woman judged and found lacking, a preacher out to save the world, and a precocious little girl are the makings of a winning novel. Threads of Joy is a beautifully stitched together story.
Laura V. Hilton, Author, the award-winning series The Amish of Webster County and The Amish of Seymour
A story as charming as sunshine and peach pie. Not to be missed!
Roseanna M. White, Author of the Culper Ring series