It’s a boring, hardscrabble life for three sisters growing up on a Michigan farm in the throes of the Great Depression. But, when young Nellie, digging for pirate treasure, discovers the tiny blue-black hand of a dead baby, rumors begin to fly. Narrated by Nellie and her two older sisters, the story follows the girls as they encounter a patchwork of threatening circumstances and take it upon themselves to solve the mystery.
Threads: A Depression Era Tale by Charlotte Whitney is a deep and intriguing tale of mystery, hope, and survival. I loved the characters. Nellie and her sisters are a good team. They find something that leads to mystery needing to be solved. Life has brought on some hard times, yet this group of characters makes it a wonderful journey. I was entertained from the beginning to end. The cast of characters are well-crafted. The story’s pacing was fast. There was plenty of action-packed scenes that made reading this book easy.