28 March 2013

CFBA Tour Threads of Hope by Christa Allan with review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Threads of Hope
Abingdon Press (March 1, 2013)
Christa Allan


A true Southern woman who knows that any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux and who never wears white after Labor Day, Christa is a writer of not your usual Christian Fiction. She weaves stories of unscripted grace and redemption with threads of hope, humor, and heart. Christa is the mother of five adult children, a grandmother of three, and a brand new retired teacher. She and her husband Ken live in New Orleans with their three cats and do their best to dodge hurricanes.

And, since she is not fond of writing about herself in third person, she asked her oldest daughter to contribute. Like her mother, Erin is not at a loss for words…


Passed over for promotion and dumped by her boyfriend, Nina O’Malley is further frustrated when her editor assigns her one of the “soft” stories she despises—covering a gala benefit supporting the AIDS Memorial Quilt. More determined than ever to prove she deserves a promotion to the NY office, Nina decides to write a series featuring a local quilting group raising money for AIDs research. At the event, she runs into her high school nemesis: Greg is a widower and the adoptive father of Jazarah, an HIV positive girl from Ethiopia. Unlike Nina, Greg has faith in a loving God, and he trusts in God’s plan for his life. Greg and Nina grow closer, and as Nina interviews the quilt families, she begins to question the choices she has made and her lack of faith. Nina suddenly finds herself facing two possible dreams, two paths for her life.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Threads of Hope, go HERE.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book and part of the reason is I learnt new information. The AIDS Memorial Quilt is a quilt that has names of people who have died from AIDS and it also is a positive way to remember loved ones. It also tells a story showing how we often instantly think if someone has AIDS we often think the worst of them when infact many victims acquired the disease due to many different circumstances. The book shows how Nina has a dream to work in New York and sees the writing stories about the Quilt and the local group as a way to get her dream job. Greg is the father of an adopted daughter from Ethiopia who is HIV positive. Greg just happens to be the boy who caused her problems in High school. Has he changed? Add a cute dog to the equation and we see what can happen. I loved the way the book played out and how informative it was. I also appreciate how Christa shows how people react to hearing someone died of AIDS and even how the loved ones talk about the issue. This book is eye opening and educational. Good book and a great read.

1 comment:

Christa Allan said...

Thank you for featuring my novel. I appreciate your sharing it!

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