26 Nov Francine Rivers. Buy This Book. The Scarlet Thread is an adultery story with a sort of blame-the-victim twist. Sierra and Alejandro (Alex) Madrid. The Scarlet Thread is a novel written by Francine Rivers. Plot introduction[ edit]. Sierra Clanton Madrid can’t believe her husband Alex would take a new. 1 Jun The Francine Rivers Historical Collection: The Scarlet Thread / The Last Sin Sierra confesses in Francine Rivers’s novel, “The Scarlet Thread.

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He appreciated her and was her best friend when she needed someone to talk to. Women should be seen, but not heard. Read from June 08 to 09, — I own a copy Reading the slight description blurb for this book does not even begin to touch on what all is inside. One of Rivers’ as well as many other “inspirational fiction” writers trademarks is using one phrase several times in one book – for nit-picky readers like me, that can be a death sentence.

I finished it and that says something but I don’t think this will ever be a recommendation I give to others. I felt like I was being told what the book was all about, instead of to use an old writing cliche being shown what was going on.

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The Scarlet Thread 4. And many times it takes lots of work on our attitudes when we are faced with those kind of decisions. Now, I do not want to sound preachy here but these are the lessons I picked up while reading this book.

There is a way that Francine Rivers writes that tends to stir my emotions, and challenge thead to take a deep look inward. There is NO excuse for having an affair; I don’t care what your wife is like. With one high-handed threead, Alex deprived her of her family, her friends, and her life. Gardens are a theme throughout – there is a point where the apparent growth of weeds strikes a point: Jun 11, Julie rated it it franclne amazing.


Yes, in Christian marriage, the man is the head of the household, thrwad he is still supposed to consult his wife before major decisions and get her input and advice. The fact that it is set in two different times drew me like metal to a magnet — I love this type of storyline.

Unrelated, it felt like the arc was maybe river. Skillfully written, it brings history to life while showing us modern-day women that we can learn from the past. Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama Originally published innow refreshed with a gorgeous new cover for ! Quotes from The Scarlet Thread.

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Jun 14, Lynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have read books by Francine Rivers before and this one is as good if not better than her others I have read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I just wish that either the hero took his head out of his butt a lot sooner and did some major riverx or the heroine left him.

I suppose that this is something for later soul searching.

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It really hit home to me because I used to be that person who held on to past hurts, and kept myself in my own pity party. I particularly liked reading the part about the issues in the contemporary marriage. This story is about two women in different times and the struggles that they go through.

It was an amazing testimony to the power of God to heal you no matter what has happene At first I thought the book was kinda depressing. Will Sierra always have the love and adoration toward her husband? I appreciated the fact that she did not cast all the blame on the husband or the wife, but it was shown more as a joint lack of prioritizing each other. Sierra is left struggling with two kids who are angry and resentful and Alex is really nasty about the terms of the divorce. Oct 11, Danielle rated it it was ok Shelves: I determine because she didn’t full on support his decision to move with no warning, and no conversation, she will take him back.


The moral of this story is unfortunate as well I wonder why this is, because I grew up in a home loved and what I considered accepted for who I was.

His wife, Sierra, does not want to francins and becomes angry and bitter. Aug 11, Marianne rated it it was amazing. This page was last edited on 18 Mayat Leave A Comment Cancel scrlet Comment. When Sierra discovers her young ancestor’s handcrafted quilt and reads her journal, she finds that their lives are very similar. Basically, this is just another perpetuation of the terrible concept that women have to take a constant backseat to their husband’s wishes, desires he “needs” love, so will get it from his year old office assistant?

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A few more pages ahead aaaaannnnndddddd drum roll, please! The other woman dealing with her problems and having to move to another state in the present. At first I thought the book was kinda depressing. While this book wasn’t as engaging and soul clenching as I found Redeeming Riers, I can say that I was enraptured by the outcome of the book.