Francine Rivers is becoming one of my favorite authors. I just read The Scarlet Thread and what can I say but I loved it! This story is about two women in different times and the struggles that they go through. The characters we meet are Sierra Clanton Madrid and Mary Kathryn McMurray. These two women are related to each other but live years apart. Mary Kathryn’s is a pioneer woman struggling on the Oregon Trail and Sierra is a modern day wife that was also moved from her northern California home to LA. This book deals with some heavy stuff. They find troubles in marriage, anger and not trusting God. Sierra finds her many greats ago grandma’s journal and reads. It is through the journal that Mary Kathryn helps Sierra’s with her struggles and Sierra finds what is old is new or rather is there ever any new? This book made me cry. It also reminded me that God’s love is patient and never ending and needs to be the center of your life. I did not want to put this book down. I can’t wait to find more of Francine Rivers’s books. I think it may be a Francine Rivers summer for me she is that good. I give this book a four star rating.