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BOOK REVIEW: The Thread Collectors By Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman

BOOK REVIEW: The Thread Collectors By Shaunna J. Edwards & Alyson Richman

Book lovers, gather up! We’ve got the scoop on the upcoming novel The Thread Collectors, and you’ll be pleased to hear it lives up to the hype! We have much to share about this fantastic piece of historical fiction! Born out of a majestic collaboration between Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman, The Thread Collectors parades us through moments of joy and despair with equal ease. But before we dive right into our thoughts on the book, we advise you to bring your best buddy along. Nothing is better than sharing a great story with your favorite person. So, why not tackle this soon-to-be-released memorable book with your bestie! We can wait till you get them on board! *A whole minute goes by! (Anxious much? We are!) Welcome back team of avid readers! Buckle up for this adventure!

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About The Thread Collectors

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Summary: 1863: In a small Creole cottage in New Orleans, an ingenious young Black woman named Stella embroiders intricate maps on repurposed cloth to help enslaved men flee and join the Union Army. Bound to a man who would kill her if he knew of her clandestine activities, Stella has to hide not only her efforts but her love for William, a Black soldier, and a brilliant musician.
Meanwhile, in New York City, a Jewish woman stitches a quilt for her husband, who is stationed in Louisiana with the Union Army. Between abolitionist meetings, Lily rolls bandages and crafts quilts with her sewing circle for other soldiers, too, hoping for their safe return home. But when months go by without word from her husband, Lily resolves to make the perilous journey South to search for him.
As these two women risk everything for love and freedom during the brutal Civil War, their paths converge in New Orleans, where an unexpected encounter leads them to discover that even the most delicate threads have the capacity to save us. Loosely inspired by the authors’ family histories, this stunning novel will stay with readers for a long time.

Content Warnings: violence, civil war, racism, slavery, torture, murder. The Honey POP encourages mindful reading and always checking the author’s website for any additional content warnings.

A Novel With A Story Worth Cherishing

Edwards and Richman weaved pieces of their souls into The Thread Collectors, and it shows. Two very different worlds collide by the treacherous power of civil war, but this journey is one alone. How does humanity navigate the wounds inflicted by racism, slavery, and war? And even more so, how did women find their bearings among such despair? Endearing, resilient, and compelling female characters take the stage and reclaim their side of the story. Also, we discover that art can save many lives. Be it in the form of outstanding music that invigorates the spirit or by the power of a single stitch that guides people through the dark. Early on, we find that we long for the chapters that describe the artistry of the mains. It fills the pages with color, rhythm, love, and passion. And what kept us sewn to the pages was the celebration of unlikely but unconditional friendships that restore our faith in humankind and give us hope. Above all, we feel this is a tale long overdue. And all we can wish for is that you join us to experience firsthand just how marvelously written this novel is.

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Our last word of advice, write The Thread Collectors down on your TBR list! Meanwhile, let us know how do you feel about this upcoming book. Tell us in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP!

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The Thread Collectors by Shaunna J. Edwards and Alyson Richman is out on August 30th and is available for pre-order now.

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