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The Scarlet Thread | [Francine Rivers]

The Scarlet Thread

Sierra Madrid's life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn's example, Sierra learns to surrender to God?s sovereignty and unconditional love.
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Two women, centuries apart, are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves...until they fall into the arms of the One who loves them unconditionally.

Sierra Madrid's life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar. By following Mary Kathryn's example, Sierra learns to surrender to God?s sovereignty and unconditional love.

©2004 Francine Rivers (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Scott 12-16-12
    Scott 12-16-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Weaving threads"
    What made the experience of listening to The Scarlet Thread the most enjoyable?

    Francine Rivers masterfully sets the stage for a story that a describes the lives of too many of us who get caught up in ourselves and our own desires. She weaves through her tale the historical diary of a woman moved against her will and the painful journey to finding peace through Jesus. The parallel stories are intriguing and a pleasure to read.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S 05-09-13
    S 05-09-13
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    "Slow start but great finish"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book because it paints a great picture of the dysfunctions in life and the hope that can still be found in ashes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The book weaves in the stories of 2 women, Sierra and Mary Catherine, and though I loved them both, I think Mary was my favorite because I was amazed at the hardship she endured and the evolving change in her heart through self reflection, she was able to put aside self pity which in my opinion she was clearly entitled to if anyone is, and continue to see her own faults and make the best of the situation. Sierra, also had a similar story of enduring hardship and undergoing changes, both amazing characters.


    What three words best describe Angela Rogers and Alma Cuervo ’s voice?

    To begin, both voices annoyed me a bit, due to personal preference of other narration styles I have been listening to, however, after listening awhile, both voices seemed appropriate for the story lines.
    There were some annoying glitches in the sound quality, extra background noises and lip smacking type things here and there, I was able to get past them and they were not too bad, but some of the other narrators I listen to do not have these so maybe I noticed them more easily.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think it was when Sierra's life began to be settled again, and then was faced with confusion and heartache once more and had to make a decision.


    Any additional comments?

    The story shows the great humility of Sierra really looking inside to see her own faults throughout the story, and I know that in life when we do this, it is better for us and we may never hear someone who has hurt us fully own their wrongs, but I wanted Alex to fully own his selfishness in the beginning of the book and realize that though he was chasing his dreams, and Sierra recognized she could have been more supportive, reality is he was portrayed as selfish and greedy when the turmoil began, before her lack of support and before his large blunder. He owned his "blunder" but he never owned any of the beginning things that I think set them up for failure. I wish the author had even put one sentence in about how he left Sierra out of all the marriage partnership chasing his dream and acknowledge his selfish greedy ways. This left an internal struggle in me, I kept wanting justice for Sierra in that regard and never got it. Again, I know that is not reality, we don't always get justice and we are still expected by God to see our own faults anyways, but, this is a book and I am coming here to escape some of those realities lol.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Meaghan Wartrace, TN, United States 04-19-13
    Meaghan Wartrace, TN, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2006

    I'm a 24-year-old woman who loves to read. The longer the book, the better. The Stand, The Help and The Hunger Games are my favorites.

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    I've read several Francine Rivers novels over the years, and each of them are amazing. This novel is no exception. This novel made me laugh, cry, think, Etc. Both the narrators were fantastic. I've said this before, but I love how Francine's books make you really look at your own life. Even if the story doesn't match your life exactly, you take away something from each novel.
    Thank you audible for putting this novel up. I read this book in 2 days. Another five star read from Francine.
    If this is your first Francine Rivers novel, check out Redeeming Love and the Mark Of The Lion trilogy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TRYA Laurel, MD, United States 02-19-13
    TRYA Laurel, MD, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Dear Francine, How awesome are you!!!"

    This was a beautiful story. It made you think, cry, have faith, hold on and never give up. I was completely inspired.

    Francine has done it again!! Excellent work!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jayne CARMICHAEL, CA, United States 09-08-14
    Jayne CARMICHAEL, CA, United States 09-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Married to a Presbyterian Pastor - 4 grand children - just returned from a mission trip to Russia - Career - Interior designer

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    "Another Francine Rivers fabulous read!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Scarlet Thread to be better than the print version?

    For me, the audio was excellent! I do many things - drive, clean my house, cook, and more that afford me the opportunity to have an audio book going at the same time. It makes mundane chores much more enjoyable. The Scarlet Thread was definitely a great audio!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The mother of the main protagonist.


    Any additional comments?

    Francine Rivers is a wonderful story teller. This story is a redemption story that is bound to touch any readers heart - whether it is listened to or read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vernice SEABROOK, TX, United States 10-31-13
    Vernice SEABROOK, TX, United States 10-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    Where does The Scarlet Thread rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The telling of both stories kept me listening wanting to know the ending. I highly recommend the book. Very well done and easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    If listening to the book with an open heart it will be life changing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bridget United States 09-17-13
    Bridget United States 09-17-13

    Texas A&M Aggie and Student Teacher. I love listening to a good audiobook when I clean or am in the car :)

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    "Loved this Book"
    Where does The Scarlet Thread rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've read many of Francine Rivers' books, this is the first I've listened to on audiobook. The narration was great, and it was easy to follow along. Her characters seem annoying at first, but I was impressed with their transformation at the end of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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