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These Tangled Threads Review




Rating: 4/5

Seven years ago, a hidden betrayal scattered three young friends living in the shadow of Biltmore Estate. Now, when Biltmore Industries master weaver Lorna Blankenship is commissioned to create an original design for Cornelia Vanderbilt's 1924 wedding, she panics knowing she doesn't have the creativity needed. But there's an elusive artisan in the Blue Ridge Mountains who could save her--if only she can find her.


To track the mysterious weaver down, Lorna sees no other way but to seek out the relationships she abandoned in shame. As she pulls at each tangled thread from her old life, Lorna is forced to confront the wounds and regrets of long ago. She'll have to risk the job that shapes her identity as well as the hope of friendship--and love--restored.

 

I received a free copy of These Tangled Threads through Austenprose PR for a book tour. Thank you so much for this opportunity!


This was one that I truly didn’t know what to expect going into. But being a designer, I love all things art and especially books set around art and this one definitely interested me. 


If I’m honest I didn’t love our characters, except for Arthur. I loved Arthur so much! He was so sweet and caring. He was by far my favorite character’s perspective to follow. When it came to Lorna and Gentry, their personalities were hard to love at times, and their actions made it hard to be on their sides. But they all felt human and relatable. My heart did break for each of them for different reasons throughout.


Characters aside, I loved the premise around the art, the idea around where ideas come from, and stealing other artists’ work as their own. Being an artist myself for my day job, this is something that I deal with daily. What is considered an “original” idea and at one point does the line between “inspiration” and “stealing” get crossed? This story portrays this beautifully with this historical fiction drama.


If you love historical fiction novels set around art, this is definitely one to pick up!

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