A Depression Era Tale
by Charlotte Whitney
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Pub Date 23 Nov 2019 | Archive Date 10 Sep 2020
Charlotte Whitney, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
It's a boring, hardscrabble life for three sisters growing up on a Michigan farm in the throes of the Great Depression. But, when young Nellie, digging for pirate treasure, discovers the tiny blue-black hand of a dead baby, rumors begin to fly. Narrated by Nellie and her two sisters, the story follows the girls as they encounter a patchwork of threatening circumstances and take it upon themselves to solve the mystery.
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"Fast-paced and incredibly well-written, this is a story that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat and wanting more."
--Rabia Tanveer, Reader's Favorite
"Charlotte Whitney's creative approach to telling the story from three different viewpoints was an ambitious gamble that paid off in spades."
--Comm Mayo, Online Book Club
Average rating from 25 members
When I was in Highschool, I made a book of the story of my grandmothers life. Settling in on the Depression-era tales, of poverty, and the struggles the women faced. Later on in my life, I fell in love with a book by John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath, a poignant tale of a man who was released from prison to come home to his home, and realize his family had relocated. This book brought me back. His ability to tell the story from multiple POV's, and allowing the reader to get to know the sisters independently, made it so easy to wrap yourself up into the story and fall in love with the characters. The format makes this story exceptional. Nelly, Flora and Irene are easily becoming my favorite sisters in literature. I loved how they were together, like the babysitters club, trying to solve a mystery and growing up together in the struggles of that era. This exceptional novel is worthy of your time, and I found it an easy and enjoyable read. The plot was engaging, the structure flow was excellent, and the character building superb. 4 stars * Thank you to Netgalley, The Publisher, and Charlotte Whitney for giving me a free copy in exchange for my honest review.
The author did a brilliant job of capturing the sacrifices and hard work that three sisters had to make during the Depression era. This book was historically accurate as far as the author’s description of the time period, which I really enjoy with historical fiction. I highly recommend this for any historical fiction lover!
Threads is a story thats set is Depression era, about three sisters who attempt to solve a mystery. The author has well researched the era’s emotions, reality and has wonderful captured in this novel. The attention to details is a highlight. I really enjoyed the story told in different pov (the sisters). Fast paced and not too heavy for a period piece. I found it easy to be sucked into the story and love the bond between the sisters. Beautifully written historical fiction. Really wish there were more books written about Depression era. Thank you NetGalley and Charlotte Whitney for a reader’s copy of this novel. The review is based only on my opinion.