These Tangled Threads

A Novel of Biltmore

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Set in the shadow of Biltmore Estate, a poignant tale of friendship, restoration, and second chances.

Seven years ago, a hidden betrayal scattered three young friends living in the shadow of the great Vanderbilt mansion. 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 knew where to begin.

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

"The history is fascinating, but the characters and the challenges they face are what make this story one to remember."--ANN H. GABHART, bestselling author of In the Shadow of the River


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"In These Tangled Threads, author Sarah Loudin Thomas delves into the history of the famous Biltmore House and the industries once supported there of weaving, woodworking, and more. The history is fascinating, but the characters and the challenges they face are what make this story one to remember."

Ann H. Gabhart, bestselling author of In the Shadow of the River

"This book is my new favorite! So many great stories woven together to create an even greater story, one we all can relate to, and the Vanderbilt stories are done beautifully with respect and authenticity."

Cathy Barnhardt, Biltmore Floral Displays Manager, Retired


The Author

  1. Sarah Loudin Thomas
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    Sarah Loudin Thomas

    Sarah Loudin Thomas (sarahloudinthomas.com) is the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including The Finder of Forgotten Things, The Right Kind of Fool, winner of the 2021 Selah Book of the Year, and Miracle in a Dry Season, winner of the...

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"On the edge of North Carolina's hill country in the 1920s, [...] Thomas excels at taking a little-known slice of history and bringing it to life, similar to authors Elizabeth Camden and Laura Frantz."

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