I have been a fan of Elizabeth Berg since I first read Talk Before Sleep. It was a novel that deeply touched my heart and her newest Tapestry of Fortunes has done the same thing. I was lucky enough to find the audio through my library and it was fantastically narrated by Barbara Caruso. I really enjoyed the tone of her voice and it made listening to this wonderful story very pleasurable. Tapestry of Fortunes is a novel of the beauty of friendship and of revisiting your past to change your future.
Tapestry of Fortunes follows four women starting with Cece who is a motivational speaker. After the loss of her best friend she decides she needs a change and sells her home and moves in with three other women in a beautiful old home where she can get back to gardening. Already living there is the divorced Lise who owns the house and is struggling in her relationship with her daughter. Then we have Renie who seems to have the brashest personality but hidden in her are reasons for the walls she puts up. Last we have Joni, a chef who loves to cook but is having a harder and harder time dealing with her boss at work. At first when these women come together it seems a rocky path but it isn’t long before they are sharing deep secrets and their hopes and dreams. When they decide to go on a road trip it is unlikely that the realize just how much it will change their lives.
I liked these women and especially the bond of friendship they formed with each other. I liked the idea of revisiting your past and being able to mend past mistakes. Nothing earth shattering happens but it doesn’t have to. The magic is in the quietness of the novel and in the love and hope there is for the future. I really enjoyed it and if you’re a fan if Elizabeth Berg’s writing then I’m sure it’ll be a winner for you too. For those who haven’t experienced her stories yet, you should. She really is a beautifully gifted author.
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I have one copy of Tapestry of Fortunes (book form) by Elizabeth Berg to share with my readers. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, April 27/13. Good luck!
Source: Audio version obtained through library.