Friday, March 29, 2013

Threads of Hope

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.

Margie's Comments: Another great book from Abingdon in their Quilts of Love series. Christa Allen writes with humor and joy, and creates characters that are both lovable and flawed. She weaves in the spiritual thread of faith in God expertly. I love that not only is Greg Nina's nemesis from high school, but also that he's her boss's brother. Two strikes against him from the get-go. And yet his faith and his love for his daughter draws Nina like a flame to a moth. And then Nina has to make a choice. Christa's style of writing is upbeat and full of twists guaranteed to keep you reading to the end. I highly recommend this latest offering in the Quilts of Love series.

1 comment:

Christa Allan said...

Thanks for your review!