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Publisher's Summary

The smallest items can hold centuries of secrets.
Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core - and force her to make an impossible choice.
Inspired by true events, Kelli Estes' brilliant and atmospheric debut serves as a poignant tale of two women determined to do the right thing and the power of our own stories.
©2015 Kelli Estes (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Narrator Emily Woo Zeller delivers a riveting performance of Estes's ambitious debut novel." ( AudioFile)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-14-16

Is it me?

Granted, I am only about halfway through this book but I believe I am going to abandon. I was hoping for some interesting history about the Chinese in the U.S. in the 1800's and perhaps some intrigue but am instead reading a romance novel. This 'couldn't deny the electric jolt when touching' stuff just isn't for me. Not crazy about the narrator either. Every sentence can't be THAT dramatic. That's my take.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Claudine on 12-04-15

Very intriguing

I enjoyed the mystery, the historical lessons and the tragic and healing aspects of this story. Although fiction, it was based on some historical events that took place in the United States. I thought the author did a great job weaving the past and present together in such an intriguing manner. It was definitely and enjoyable read/listen.

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