Title: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
Author: Kelli Estes
Publication: July 7, 2015
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
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’s 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.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Wow! That’s my review of “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes. This is one of the best books I have read in a very long time, and I have read a lot of great books. Estes tells an incredible story filled with history, love, angst, and pure pain.
“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” follows Inara Erickson as she discovers a piece of history and follows its tail. It also shows the story of Mei Lein, a Chinese girl’s heroic story of survival and life. I was skeptical about this book when I first read the synopsis. Historical fiction is not really my go to reading choice. Estes has made me a fan! This book is incredible. I don’t admit it easily, but I literally sobbed. A book hasn’t made me cry in so long. I was bawling. The raw emotional Estes is able to pull out of a reader is unlike anything I’ve ever felt. I felt the sadness, the angst, the fear… I felt it all as if I was going through it.
Anyone who likes reading will love this book. In fact, if you hate reading, this might change your mind. There are not enough words of praise I can say for Estes. “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” left me raw, emotional, and impressed with the writing, characters, and obvious love that went into this piece of work. It could not have been an easy task. Bravo to Estes. This makes my top five favorite books of all time list! I cannot wait to get my hands on more of her work. I’d give it six if I could, but five out of five stars.
Make sure you absolutely pick up a copy of “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Add it to your TO READS list on Goodreads. You can also check out my interview with author Kelli Estes HERE! Lastly, check out Kelli Estes’ website HERE!
You will not be disappointed.