I absolutely loved THE WISHING THREAD by Lisa Van Allen . The cover was both beautiful and intriguing and the more I got into the story, the more meaningful it became. THE WISHING THREAD was a magical story about love of family and traditions traveling down through time. It was about how much a person would give up to continue their legacy, and how love can overcome all.

For centuries, the Van Ripper women have been the talk of Tarrytown, New York, the folklore-laden village where Washington Irving’s Headless Horseman once roamed. Some say they’re angels. Others say they’re crooks. For it’s in the mysterious Stitchery Yarn Shop located in the ramshackle neighborhood of Tappan Square where the Van Ripper women are believed to have the power to grant wishes by stitching them into the fibers of hats, scarves and mittens. When the Stitchery’s matriarch unexpectedly dies, it’s up to her three nieces – estranged sisters Aubrey, Bitty and Meggie – to come together and decide the fate of the Stitchery – and with it, the fate of their family legacy. 
I truly enjoyed every word of the book.

THE WISHING THREAD was a book I did not want to put down. I loved the comaraderie between the sisters and learning about each one and how their journey in life was so very different and drew them apart, and yet life brought them back together.

It is said that wishes have been knitted into garments at their little home and wishes have come true. It is mystical and full of folklore and mystery and just a wonderful story. I truly enjoyed every word of the book.

I am giving THE WISHING THREAD five stars. It was great. The writing was good. The story was intriguing.

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Donna McBroom-Theriot
Writer. Book Reviewer. Southern Lady. Connoisseur of Chocolate. My Life is like an episode of "I love Lucy!" I'm a writer, book reviewer, and a Southern Lady who loves her Sweet Tea. My blog, My Life. One Story at a Time. is where I've been writing short stories since 2009. As luck would have it, the very first short story I wrote was published within months of my writing it. This quote pretty much sums me up: "Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise I’ll be free from trouble in this life. In fact, I’m usually either getting out of trouble, currently in trouble, or about to meet trouble around the next corner." Well, you know that old saying, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" - that road is usually the one I'm on! And, as much I used to mock (we all grow up eventually) the Cajun dialect, 15 years ago, I found myself marrying the sweetest Cajun boy - complete with the requisite white trawl boots and a trawl boat. I love writing stories about the South and life with our two German Shepherds, and the four kids who meander in and out of our lives as they live their own journeys. Most days you'll find me out on the front porch swing, with the dogs at my feet, a tall glass of sweet iced tea close by, and a good book. It's what life in the South is all about. - See more at: