Threads of Grace, by Kelly Long, is the third book in the A Patch of Heaven series. Even though I had not read the first two books, this story was easy to read as a stand-alone novel. Long also incorporates some of the characters from the previous stories into this one, making it enjoyable as a series for those that have read books one and two.
In this book, Grace Beiler, having recently been widowed from an abusive marriage, has escaped to a new town in an effort to protect her autistic son, Abel, from his evil uncle. Her new neighbor, Seth Wyse, offers to marry her to help protect them. Seth knows nothing of Grace’s past, and she knows nothing of his love of art and painting. So their journey together proves to be more difficult than either of them expected. Even so, they find that God’s love and His plan are easier to trust than they realized.
I enjoyed reading this book. Having raised an autistic son myself, this story hit home in many ways. The difficulties that arose were realistic issues that families with autistic children often encounter. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who has an autistic child or to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction.
I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.