The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

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Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves . . . until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally. Sierra Madrid’s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn’s example, Sierra learns to surrender to God’s sovereignty and unconditional love.

About Francine Rivers

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Francine Rivers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books won numerous awards. In 1986, she became a born-again Christian and started writing Christian fiction. Her book, Redeeming Love, is a retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush. Her Christian novels have won numerous awards including four Rita Awards, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, she was inducted into the Romance Writers' of America Hall of Fame. She is the author of Lineage of Grace series, Mark of the Lion series, and Sons of Encouragement series.
Published May 18, 2012 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 448 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Though the events of Mary Catherine Murray's life on the Oregon Trail are far different that Sierra Madrid's life in the fast-tracked life in Los Angeles both women find they share the same struggles of surrender in their relationship with their husbands.

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As a topper, he buys a house Sierra doesn't like and then hires an interior decorator because he thinks (and says) Sierra's taste isn't sophisticated enough for their new big-city image.

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