Abandoned by their mother while they were still small children, the Mitchell sisters have always felt the pain of rejection. Their search for love and a sense of worth drives them apart by the time they are adults. But when their mother, now a famous actress, suffers an untimely death, the five reunite for the funeral. There, they begin to salvage frayed relationships, held together only by a slender thread.
As new trials come their way, the women struggle to maintain the tenuous bonds of sisterhood and find a reason to go on. Narrator Ruth Ann Phimister will keep listeners captivated as each of the sisters experiences the healing power of love and acceptance.
©2000 Tracie Peterson; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
Struggled to finished. written in a 'textbook' format. with each character- exclaiming and countering at each other. Didn't feel really but patched together. fabricated to preach about god and loving him. sexist old fashioned unrealistic.
"Not Interesting or Engaging.."
Couldn't finish this...the characters weren't interesting or engaging, a lot of self centered introspection going on. There wasn't much of a plot or anything to grab. I found it dry and very predictable.
"Inspiring and superb read! Life changing!"
It's rated tops on my list! While it took me a couple of chapters to learn all the characters it was well worth the read!!! If there were ten******** I would give this book ten stars! I definitely will read/listen again.
Mattie is my favorite character being a grandmother and taking in her daughter's five small children raising them in a very good home with great values yet what happens to these five girls and how do they turn out!?! A must read!
The piece quilt and it's meaning and what will happen to this special Mitchell quilt! There were many other scenes as well. There isn't a dull moment with this book!
All of them! Everyone had their own problems and value; taking them one at a time would be fruitful!
This is a must read book! There is sadness, joy, complications in relationships but what Mattie achieves through her beliefs along with Harry makes for a stronger belief. I found the entire story with hope and inspiration leaving me changed. Absolutely amazing story!!!!The scenery on the farm is appealing to ones heart. The title "A Slender Thread" is so much more than a title!! I enjoyed this magnificent audio!!!
"A wonderful story of the power of forgiveness."
Near the top
Maddie was a strong yet very much human character.
Her performance was okay but her voice was just not that appealing to me. Sorry Ruth Ann.
A nice easy listen with a great message for everyone.
"A Slender Thread"
I would thoroughly recommend this book - I usually reserve my audiobooks for when I'm on the treadmill but I couldn't wait to see how the sisters would all come together so sat up one night to finish listening. Tracie weaves a rather true to life story not only showing how often things that happen to us in life affect the choices we make but it showed what often happens amonst siblings as they grow up and leave their family home. I loved what the quilt illustrated. Thank you Tracie and thank you Ruth - I really enjoyed your reading of this story.
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