Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: The Wishing Thread By: Lisa Van Allen

The Wishing ThreadThe Wishing Thread by Lisa Van Allen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is Ms. Allen's first novel and within the pages you see the influence of those that came before, such as Sarah Addison Allen.
Enter a world filled with knitting and magic, a family with a history of making spells, a town in need, and sisters forced together under one roof because of a death.
Aubrey, Bitty, and Meggie have lost the woman that raised them, their Aunt Mariah. In Mariah's will she leaves The Stitchery to all the girls, although Bitty ran off and got married, Meggie lives like a nomad, and Aubrey was the "guardian" and stayed within the walls of their ancestors weaving the spells that were needed and storing the sacrifices. In some ways, this is perfect timing, for each of them need each other more than ever - Bitty has left her husband and taken her daughter Nessa and son Carson with her to live in The Stitchery, Meggie has been lost looking for the mother she barely remembers, and Aubrey has all but caved into herself and become one with the walls of her hallowed home and given up on love.
The town of Tarrytown (next door to Sleepy Hollow) has secrets and magic in the earth, but the Halperns have plans to demolish the Square and put up a shopping mall - leaving the Stitchery in the path of the bulldozer. It takes the growth of each of the Van Ripper sisters and the love they have to weave a story made for the believer.
A good story, a wonderful beginning from a new author, and perfect for this time of year. Enjoy the growth of even the unexpected, through sacrifice our needs can be met, and the magic that comes from within.

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