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A touching story about family; A Thread So Fine will captivate and enlighten you.

A Thread So Fine is a historical fiction novel that has a rich storyline; so rich that there is more than one story told. Centered around sisters Eliza and Shannon, you learn about their upbringing, such as living with their distant parents and their relationship with each other. When I first started reading this story, I did not expect it to go as deep as it did but I am so glad it did. Along the way you discover secrets, lies, betrayals and love that circulates around Eliza, Shannon, and the rest of their family. They deal with a lot of different and unique situations during their time period. Eliza and Shannon are round characters that have distinct personalities; by the novel's end I came to admire and appreciate both of them in completely different ways.

I really like this book. Susan Welch is a very talented writer; the story flows well and her attention to detail is fascinating. It is obvious that there was a lot of historical research that went into this novel. The weakest part of this novel is the dialogue; it was not bad but it did seem to slow the story down as times. The overall pacing is steady and it kept my attention until the story's end. Sometimes when I read a longer novel, I feel that the author could have cut the story short by about 100 pages because so much of the writing does not feel necessary. I do not feel this way about A Thread So Fine. Although this is a longer story, I finished it quickly within a few days because I got so invested in all of the character's lives. I suggest this book to anyone who is looking for a somewhat tragic, compelling and longer historical read. This book teaches you that not every family is perfect, and when things go wrong, you must take care of yourself.

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About the author

Susan Welch grew up in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A Thread So Fine is her first published novel. She co-founded Hot Flash Fiction, an online literary magazine for, by and about women of a certain age. Susan lives, works and writes in Washington State. view profile

Published on May 01, 2019

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100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Women's Fiction

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