Sherice is a new mother, a sonographer, quilter, and wife; an overworked young woman whose elderly mother is slipping away from her.
Sylvie is a newlywed and recent immigrant, unemployed and virtually penniless. Her husband’s paycheck can’t even cover prenatal care, let alone a baby, and her due date is only drawing nearer…
Joanne’s unconventional pregnancy turns her world upside down, redefining her career and relationships, and even bringing to the surface long-buried demons from her past.
Payton is seventeen, pregnant, and on the run. She flees to her uncle in Georgia with the hope of making a fresh start, but discovers making it on her own is harder than she could ever have imagined.
Gloria is trapped in an unhappy marriage; in love with someone else. Her life is falling apart. With a baby on the way, would it be selfish to flee?
Five women, once strangers, form bonds. Set in modern day Georgia, this is the story of friendship that blossoms in the land of country music, sweet tea, and secrets kept locked tight behind closed doors. Moving, funny, and at times heartbreaking, The Thread That Binds is a lesson in empathy, strength, and the beauty of love.
I rated this book 5 *****’s
Be kind to stranger
The Thread That Binds by Ms. Alice Hayes is a story of five different women that comes unexpectedly with one situation that is bound with one another and that is pregnancy. This book is a beautiful story of different five women. I am sure that of the women in the story can relate to your life if not with friends and maybe relatives.
Being pregnant is a wonderful feeling only if you have the husband, family and friends that supports you in this very important part of being a woman. Not all pregnant women are happy in their situation but they have no choice but to think and prioritize the safety of their unborn child. All those babies that they are carrying are so precious.
My favorite character is Sylvie. I can relate to her being immigrant. I am also an immigrant from the Philippines. I can feel her but luckily I did not experienced what she did when I was pregnant with my first child. I did go through the same time with Sylvie in processing all the important documents. I feel so sad that she has to go through all those difficult times in life and especially no close families to take care of her.
This book is heart wrenching, so emotional but a wonderful and beautiful story. I am thankful to Sherice and her family for always be kind to strangers. This woman has a heart of gold and open her hearts to these five amazing women. You will blown away with their amazing story and their courage to walk through and move on to life despite their individual situations.
Originally from Winchester, England, Alice’s plans to read law at a British university were disrupted when she fell deeply in love with Georgia, USA, while studying abroad. After moving all over Georgia, Alice has finally settled in Athens and has no plans to go anywhere else.
She is a single mother to a three-year-old girl and a 65 lb hound dog. She likes coffee, wine, and anything edible with the words ‘salted caramel’ in its description.
At the time of publication, Alice is a 24-year-old history student working full time in a law office, and writing fiction at every stolen moment. She hasn’t slept in approximately two years. Her first published novel, The Thread That Binds won third place in World’s Best Story contest.
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Q&A: THE THREAD THAT BINDS
What is your writing schedule?
I write every night, when my daughter is in bed. I usually try to stop so I can get to bed reasonably early. That happened maybe once.
What music do you listen to?
A huge variety. I like rock music the best: anything from 80s hair metal to heavier stuff like Five Finger Death Punch to bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, and everything in between. I’m a huge Elvis Presley fan, and I also like country music.
Do you snack while writing? What’s your favorite snack?
I try not to, simply because I write late at night. But I can never resist Snyder’s buffalo wing pretzel pieces, or Sriracha popcorn.
What other hobbies do you enjoy, other than writing?
I cook, I sew, I run, I read, and I obsess over rugby. I have a 65lb hound who thinks he’s a lap dog and a three-year-old who rules the house and makes sure we all know it. My hobbies keep me sane.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Well – *steps onto feminist pedestal* – there aren’t many periods of history that were too kind to women. I’d go back to an experience. I’d see Elvis or Nirvana in concert; I’d watch my grandfather play rugby; I’d meet JFK. I wouldn’t mind seeing the 2003 Rugby World Cup final (the year that England won), either.
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three books would you want with you?
The Bible, my Shakespeare anthology, and a blank notebook with pen. If I had those things I could very happily live on a deserted island.
I received the paperback copy from iRead Book Tours. All my thoughts and opinions for the review is 100% honestly mine.