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In a cave in the Shenandoah National Park, two bodies are discovered, wrapped in the tattered remains of a lover’s knot quilt. In Washington, DC, Isaac Taylor inherits a nearly identical quilt from a grandmother whose name he never even knew.
After narrowly escaping death, newspaper journalist Kendra Taylor retreats to a cabin nestled in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to heal and sort out her feelings about her troubled marriage. As she is welcomed into the rural community of Toms Brook, Kendra becomes curious about an heirloom lover’s knot quilt, which is another piece of Isaac’s unexplored past. The unusual quilt clearly has a story to tell, and Kendra is convinced that helping her husband connect with his roots might help him reconnect with her, as well.
“Richards has a pure and clear narrative voice, and this is a dazzling display of her skill with plotting. It’s rather like a prose representation of a quilt: colors and textures are pieced together with precision, with hidden layers of meaning beneath.”RT Book Reviews