Threads of hope

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Threads of hope (Plain Patterns-3)


Leslie Gould


Bethany House


March 2022




352 pages


This time slip fiction takes us from modern day life back and forth to the First World War in the 1900’s. The historical aspect is woven from a story gleaned from Jane Berger’s ancestors. The modern day story concerns an Amish woman, Tally Smucker,  who becomes entangled with the problems of her English neighbors. Danielle suffers from PTSD and her brother Kenan fears for her safety and for that of her young daughter Maggie. Occurring at the same time, Tally’s mother suffers a setback in her health and physical condition. Is there hope in any of these situations? Should an Amish woman have such connections with those not of her faith? Where is God in this all? An interesting story set in Amish families with an unusual plot not common to Amish fiction.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Fans of Amish fiction

Christian impact:

The theme of Threads of Hope is restoration and hope.



Threads of Hope (Plain Patterns #3)

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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