Finalist, Women's Fiction Category
Beverly Hills Book Awards
A near-death experience in a car with her Mother; running from tear gas at a Vietnam War rally hand-in-hand with her Pop; a year in India learning side-by-side the country's 'untouchables;' the highs and lows of living on a rural Pennsylvania commune... and all before Fiona Sprechelbach's thirteenth birthday. Set during one of the most politically divisive eras in American history, Thread for Pearls is a coming of age tale that takes us on a young heroine's journey to faith and freedom amidst a turbulent family dynamic. It's a story of resilient hope that questions whether it's the events of our lives that define us, or the thread on which we choose to string them.
Thread for Pearls is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
Listen to Elizabeth Phillips as she brings to life an excerpt from the forthcoming audio book Thread for Pearls by Lauren Speeth. Audio version of the critically acclaimed book available where all fine audio books are sold.Available on Amazon
What are people saying about Thread for Pearls?
Finalist, Women's Fiction Category
"... A thought-provoking, and engaging novel ... A deftly crafted tale ... Daring and complex, the narrative grasps reader interest and holds it fast. I highly recommend Thread for Pearls for both young adult and adult readers, and feel it would be especially appreciate for the a high school counselor's book collection to share with clients for discussion."
Award-winning Finalist, 2018 Best Book Awards, Historical Fiction & Women's Literature Categories
"Captivating from cover to cover, Thread for Pearls is a multifaceted saga of a young woman's complex adolescence in the 60's and 70's. From bomb scares to "be-ins", ashrams, acid trips, and more, Thread for Pearls evokes the highs and lows of an era, as seen through the eyes of a woman in the midst of history's changes. Highly recommended."
"Thread for Pearls is inspirational as its heroine overcomes complicated circumstances in her search for home."
"An incredible read. Speeth captures the intrigue and drama of the times, and sets them in the personal life of the fascinating Fiona."
"Speeth's wit reminds one of a GK Chesterton, and her descriptive writing and the joy embedded in it have been a delight. I suspect that the Spirit of Jesus hovers in and around these pages."
"Great story with a main character readers will feel close to."
"Journeying with Fiona through a landscape so breathtakingly fresh and clear, I found myself transported back, my own memories reawakened. Cheering her on, I didn't want it to end. Bring on the sequel!"
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Thread for Pearls, a novel of historical fiction was set in the '60s and '70s, times were so steeped in musical creativity that they cried out for a playlist. Enjoy!
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