On the day Jennifer Green was born a pile of stones was placed alongside her scale of life. A few were the dark gray of sorrow, but most were a pale blush color. The largest stone was the rose hue of a sunrise. That one would be placed on the scale the day she married Drew Bishop. Even more brilliant but a wee bit smaller was the pink stone glistening with specs of silver. That one would bring Jennifer a baby girl named Brooke. The Keeper of the Scale smiled. Seeing such happiness laid out before him was pleasing to his eye.
Since the beginning of time, he and he alone has been challenged with the task of keeping each person’s scale in balance. A bit of happiness and then a small stone of sorrow, until the lives he has in his charge are measured evenly.
You might think such power is universal, but it is not. There are silver threads that crisscross the landscape of scales and connect strangers to one another. Not even the Keeper of the Scale can control the events traveling through those threads; the only thing he can do is try to equalize the balance once it has been thrown off. There is nothing more he can do for Jennifer; now he must find the thread that leads to Drew if he is to have the love he deserves. (less)
Published September 14th 2016 by Bent Pine Publishing
Memory House #5
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction (2016
MY REVIEW OF “SILVER THREADS” by BETTE LEE CROSBY
“Silver Threads by Bette Lee Crosby is such an enchanting and delightful heartwarming read. I read this in one sitting, and was so engrossed. “Silver Threads” is the fifth in the Memory House Series, and it is the only book that I have read and I look forward to reading all of the others. This was able to be read as a stand alone. The genres for this book are Fiction and Women’s Fiction with a touch of “Magical Essence.”
A description of this book says”High Above the clouds in a place not mortal has ever seen, there is a Scale of Life that is held in Balance with Stones of Happiness and Sorrow.” In another description it says, “The Keeper of the Stones Smiled” “Since the beginning of time, He and he alone has been challenged with the task each person’s scale in balance”.”There are silver threads that crisscross the landscape of scales”…”and even the Keeper of the Scale can control the events traveling through those threads”
The author describes the characters as complex and complicated as the circumstances dictate. There are good and evil people. Drew his young daughter Brooke are mourning Jennifer, his wife, and her mother who was killed in a shoot-out in a pharmacy. It is very difficult for Drew to balance his work and be both parents to his young daughter, who is extremely distraught and is afraid to be alone without her father.
It becomes necessary after troubling events, for Drew and his daughter to sell and move away from their home. They stop at the “Memory House” and seem to find some peace there, while looking for a home closer to Drew’s job. It seems that they get to meet some wonderful friends, and possibly things are looking up?! What does the Balance Keeper of the Stones see or have to say?
The author weaves her tale around good and evil. I love that the author discusses the importance of family, friends. loyalty, trust, love, hope , trust and faith. One of my favorite characters is Brooke, who as a child has been through so much, and yet seems to have the voice of an adult. I would highly recommend this novel to those readers that appreciate an emotional and heartwarming story. I look forward to reading more of Bette Lee Crosby’s books.
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