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Scarlet Thread [Paperback]

Francine Rivers
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  • Paperback: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers; Reprint edition (1 Dec 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0842342710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0842342711
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 10.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author Receives RWA Award for The Scarlet Thread
Francine Rivers, received the "Best Inspirational Fiction" Award at the Romance Writers of America Convention this summer for The Scarlet Thread. A three-time winner, she was also inducted into RWA's Hall of Fame. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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The person under me who put down a 6 doesn't know what he's talking about! I'm not usually this foward...okay, I'm NEVER this foward, but I have to say my part. It is very true, this book isn't like her other works; she is dealing with the here and now, not ancient times. This book is so very true, and it's one of my favorites by her. I am not one for sappy love stories; they make me sick, especially when the woman does whatever the man says. In this book you see not a sappy woman but a woman torn; she loves the man she married, but is embittered by his decisions without her. And when he betrays her, I personally felt ready to kill him. I URGE you to read this book! This book is one in a million for all ages! I believe that this book ranks up there with her Mark of the Lion series. It's truly a masterpiece.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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This book was hard to put down. I wanted to get to the end but wanted everything in the middle. It is a story of priorities turned around for the good of the marriage. If only things were done like this in real life. We could prevent alot of divorces. With God all things are possible.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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"The Scarlet Thread" is a must read for anyone feeling isolated or alone in their struggles. The real life issues that the characters experience shed light on how we all are in this journey together.

From traveling across country not knowing if you'll live or die to the pain of abandonment or divorce, this book offers the reader hope and assurance that there is someone who understands your fears and is always with you -- whether to guide, to listen or to carry you through.

Francine Rivers offers two stories in one and touches on everyone's desire to find purpose and meaning in life. Read this book, you'll be glad you did.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 8 Aug 1999
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I read this book for the first time a few years ago, and need to come back to it every now and them to reread it. I have to say that in all the years since I read it, I've never quite managed to forgive Alex for making their family move. However, after that first decision was made, all of the characters had bad decisions that they made that they could have reconsidered. I think I liked it because it had real problems, and was realistic; no villains, no perfect saints, just ordinary human beings trying (and sometimes failing miserably) to get along and care about each other. It was also moving to see how truly aiming to live a better life (as Sierra did) could truly change circumstances even when they had gone so far awry. I also realized again that although others may make bad decisions, we are only responsible for our own, but we are thoroughly responsible for those. Someone we love may hurt us greatly, but we can still choose our reaction to them. I would definitely recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Why was I so affected? 4 Nov 1998
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This was one of the first Christian fiction works I've read and it really made me think in a way that books don't usually cause. I couldn't forget about it. I thought it was real. I was so drawn into Sierra (who was so stupid, but came around). And I could kind of understand Alex (but that does not excuse him). As Christians we are taught to forgive, but when it comes down to it, it's a tough thing to do. Maybe I liked this because it made me question how I would handle myself in this situation. But I loved it and have recommended it to many friends!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Many of our lives have a "Scarlet Thread" 1 Oct 1997
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The romance of pioneer spirits that many of us enjoy reading about make this book, not only very relevant and current but a wonderful positive message also.
We see the bridge of generations connected, through the quilt, of those that have left far greater legacies than money ever will. A sense of strength in difficulty, values that never change.

This is the first work I read of Francine Rivers and have since read her new book, Atonement Child and provided copies for my two daughters, 17 and 20. This is the type of book that we can each read and find something relevant to our world of 1997, revisit the romance of the early 1900's and bridge culture, social, economic and spiritual diversity for all.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite Can't-Put-Down Experience. 28 Jun 1999
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The Scarlet Thread was enthralling from start to finish. Ms. Rivers has captured the heart of relationships in America. I could see myself in almost every page. She brings together both the problems and the answers in such a way, that you see not only where you went wrong, but also how to change direction and correct your mistakes. This was the first book written by Francine Rivers that I have ever read....I can't wait for more. Thank you Ms. Rivers for an enlightening and entertaining piece of art.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it! 16 April 1999
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I love all of Francine River's books. This one was not her best but it was really intresting. Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. You don't want to miss this one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A book I would read again and again. Powerful story line another winner from Francine.
Published 9 days ago by Lesley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Another fine book by Francine Rivers I have read all I can get and never been disappointed.Hope you like it.
Published 22 days ago by Dennis J Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars great author
brings bible things to life in a new way to challenge the reader.
Just cant put the book down once started.
Published 4 months ago by sandra
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
Fabulous book from start to finish. It is inspiring and thought provoking. I Loved it. Two stories that run parallel .
Published 6 months ago by Melanie J Henderson
3.0 out of 5 stars o.k
I have read most of Francine rivers books and while it enjoyed the book it was not as captivating as some of the others. Read more
Published 7 months ago by davina
4.0 out of 5 stars mixed feelings.
I have mixed feelings about this book. The main part was an excellent story, but I just could not get into the other part where it was another story set years before so missed most... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs J Roberts
4.0 out of 5 stars The scarlet thread
MAn enjoyable read .liked the way that 2 generations were linked together.could relate it to today' experiences. Another good book from francine
Published 8 months ago by Angela Howlett
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting
I found The Scarlet Thread an interesting book, mostly about people and how kind and thoughtful some people are these days/
I did enjoy reading it very much.
Published 8 months ago by Tess
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Very Good, very believable story, I highly recommend it. Francine Rivers style of writing is brill, well I think so anyway...
Published 9 months ago by clarabelle
5.0 out of 5 stars a personal experience of Pioneer history
A gripping novel set in an unfamiliar (to me) time and place. The main characters excellently portrayed. i had difficulty putting it down.
Published 9 months ago by S. Frecklington
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