From Library Journal
With their grandmother Mattie, the Mitchell sistersAAshley, Brook, Connie, Deirdre, and EricaAstand united in pain at the funeral of their mother, the famous actress Rachelle Barrister. Rachelle abandoned the girls on Mattie's doorstep almost as soon as each was born, and they resent her for it, wondering, "How does one pay one's last respects when there was no respect in the first place?" Their resentment creates stumbling blocks in their relationships with one another and with God. As they drift back into their own lives, Mattie's goodbye reminds them that their blood is a slender thread holding them together and that if they don't work at maintaining it, the thread will break. And it does break when Mattie rips apart a special quilt she had made for her girls and sends a piece to each one. In the wake of the quilt, Ashley's and Deirdre's lives begin to unravel, and it takes the entire family to piece them back together. Highlighting the weaknesses and strengths of a family, Peterson (A Promise for Tomorrow) offers a contemporary tale suitable for all collections.
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About the Author
Tracie Peterson is a full-time author who has written or co-written over fifty novels in both historical and contemporary genres, including the WESTWARD CHRONICLES, the YUKON QUEST and the SHANNON SAGA series.
Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects including inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.