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Publisher's Summary

In the final installment of Joy Dettman’s beloved Woody Creek series, we return to the small timber town where it all began.
Independent and spirited, Georgie is her mother’s daughter through and through. But after a house fire takes the life of her sister, Margot, and burns her home to the ground, Georgie is lost. She flees town with nothing but a cardboard box and the determination to be somebody, anybody, else.
After almost losing her adopted daughter, Cara’s view of the world has radically shifted. She’s decided that life is to be lived and love is to be cherished, even when that means crossing boundaries she’d never dreamed of. But is any love great enough to overcome an unimaginable burden of guilt and shame?
With her nest empty, Jenny is more lonely than ever. Rattling around her big old house with too much time to think, she’s left to wonder: should her secrets stay buried forever or will revealing the truth set her free?
As the new millennium draws ever closer and Woody Creek struggles to survive, one thing becomes clear: in order to face their futures, Jenny and her daughters must first make peace with their pasts. If it’s not too late.
©2014 Joy Dettman. The moral right of the author has been asserted. (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"[A]n adept storyteller." ( Sydney Morning Herald)
"A compulsive read." ( Sun-Herald)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Verita on 06-27-17

Loved this book

What did you love best about The Tying of Threads?

I loved this books because it was tying of threads. It was a lovely saga of real people. It brought together choices that Jenny has made through her life.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved this story because it was about life and choices Jenny made, some good, some bad, some very bad. How she coped with immense pressure. How these choices played out in her life.

Which character – as performed by Deidre Rubenstein – was your favorite?

All the characters was really great.

If you could take any character from The Tying of Threads out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Cara to know more about her life in England. Georgie to know more about her life as a lawyer. Jimmy to know what he is thinking. Maizey because she is just so sweet.

Any additional comments?

I loved this whole series. It was absolutley binding and I could not put it down.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Cheryl Rognstad on 03-17-14

Huge Dissappointment for the End of a Series

Would you try another book from Joy Dettman and/or Deidre Rubenstein?

Yes, they are normally VERY good.

What could Joy Dettman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Such a disappointment! And I LOVE Joy Dettman's books! I felt as though she was sick of the characters and was forcing herself to "hurry up and finish the series". The characters of this series that I have grown to love SO much were really let down by how their stories were wrapped up "in a nutshell". The most disappointing were the characters of Georgie & Cara. Mentions of what they've been up to, but no living their lives through the story. This is especially upsetting since Georgie's life was left dangling at the end of the last book and then in this one, you just hear about her and not living her life with her as we had the other characters throughout the series.

What does Deidre Rubenstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Love her depiction of characters and consistency between the series of each characters voice. Excellent Job!

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I would if it was part of the series and if the movie people wrapped it up better than the book.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait to see the next Joy Dettman book and hope that it is better than this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cassy on 08-14-18

The Tying Of Threads

I have loved this whole series and sad it has come to the end. Woody Creek and all its characters will remain with me forever as my favourite series of books.
Well done Joy Dettman 😊

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