Book Review: These Tangled Threads: a Novel of Biltmore by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Seven years ago, a hidden betrayal scattered three young friends living in the shadow of Biltmore Estate. Now, when Biltmore Industries master weaver Lorna Blankenship is commissioned to create an original design for Cornelia Vanderbilt's 1924 wedding, she panics knowing she doesn't have the creativity needed. But there's an elusive artisan in the Blue Ridge Mountains who could save her--if only she can find her.

To track the mysterious weaver down, Lorna sees no other way but to seek out the relationships she abandoned in shame. As she pulls at each tangled thread from her old life, Lorna is forced to confront the wounds and regrets of long ago. She'll have to risk the job that shapes her identity as well as the hope of friendship--and love--restored.

The story was a bit confusing with all the different time periods, and it took a bit to sort them out. By the time I had them all straight the story got stagnant for me. I enjoyed the overall message and character growth of the story. I really liked Arthur, but I felt a disconnect to the main character, Lorna. With all the jumping between time periods it seemed the author didn’t want to give too much away in certain moments and I never felt I got an in-depth feel for who she was and therefore never felt emotionally invested into why she did what she did. There was a lot of story and it just got a bit dull for me. I wanted to like it much more than I did. And I think for some this story may draw them in and be just what they need. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t hit the mark. 
*I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.