Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2013
Passed over for promotion and dumped by her boyfriend, Nina O'Malley is further frustrated when her editor assigns her one of the "soft" stories she despises-covering a gala benefit supporting the AIDS Memorial Quilt. More determined than ever to prove she deserves a promotion to the NY office, Nina decides to write a series featuring a local quilting group raising money for AIDs research.
At the event, she runs into her high school nemesis: Greg is a widower and the adoptive father of Jazarah, an HIV positive girl from Ethiopia. Unlike Nina, Greg has faith in a loving God, and he trusts in God's plan for his life.
Greg and Nina grow closer, and as Nina interviews the quilt families, she begins to question the choices she has made and her lack of faith. Nina suddenly finds herself facing two possible dreams, two paths for her life.
Threads of Hope is another book in the Quilts of Love Series. This book involves Nina O’Malley, a journalist with a low self esteem due to incidents that happened during high school. When she gets assigned to do a story about the AIDS Memorial quilt, she is hesitant at firsts, but decides to put her all into to try to secure a job in the New York office. Throughout the process, she is reunited with her high school nemesis, Greg, who was the jock that made her life miserable while in high school. When she learns that he has adopted an HIV positive daughter for Ethiopia, her view of him changes. His faith in a loving God whom He trusts to lead him in life is a mystery to her.
This book was a nice read. It was interesting to see the hardness of Nina’s character in the beginning, and watching her soften throughout it. She really let her early life’s circumstances define who she was as an adult, unnecessarily. But thankfully, she was able to overcome it with the help of Greg and the Lord.
Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers