“Emma’s Tapestry” Review

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Am I having fun family time? Yes. Am I still reading? Yes, mostly at night before bed. Am I recommending Historical novels to my family? Of course! And I will be talking to them about this one.

Emma’s Tapestry“, written by Isobel Blackthorn, is a historical novel, published April 2021

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Isobel Blackthorn, for the eCopy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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At the dawn of World War Two, German-born nurse Emma Taylor sits by the bedside of a Jewish heiress in London as she reminisces over her dear friend, Oscar Wilde.

As the story of Wilde unravels, so does Emma’s past. What really happened to her husband?

She’s taken back to her days in Singapore on the eve of World War One. To her disappointing marriage to a British export agent, her struggle to fit into colonial life and the need to hide her true identity.

Emma is caught up in history, the highs, the lows, the adventures. A deadly mutiny, terrifying rice riots and a confrontation with the Ku Klux Klan bring home, for all migrants, the fragility of belonging.

Purchase Link: Amazon

Author’s Bio

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Isobel Blackthorn was born in Farnborough, Kent, England, and has spent much of her life in Australia. Isobel holds a PhD in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney for her ground-breaking study of the texts of theosophist Alice A. Bailey. She is the author of The Unlikely Occultist: A biograph‐ ical novel of Alice A. Bailey and numerous fictional works including the popular Canary Islands Mysteries series. A prolific and award-winning novelist, she is currently working on a trilogy of esoteric thrillers.

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My Review

Historical novels and those set during WWI and WWII have this particular tone of me. It’s not a very far away historical moment in our world, and yet it appears far enough to have this transporting feel to the fictional stories many brilliant come up with. This book is one of those.

Following Emma Taylor, a nurse with a curious life and past. From the very beginning, knowing the open window and questions the synopsis provocated, I was intrigued. I love stories that get the reader join the character has the past is remembered of revealed. It always reminds me of my grandparents telling us grandkids about their lives and all the struggles and adventures they had.

An emotional and amazing story, filled with thought provoking themes and set in various places that allowed the reader to wonder more, and yet, already have an understanding of what Emma went through, as well as what she saw.

Through Emma’s voice, and thanks to the author’s lovely storytelling, we connect with the journey and with Emma herself. From the fears, present and past, to the traveling experiences… We go on a adventure that can taught us a lot, not just about the main character, but also about the society back them. Which allows us to get a glipse to a recent past in our history.

Overall, I loved it. It was another book to my collection of historical fiction novels that got me emotional and ready to research – about certain topics and about my own family history. If you like novels set during WWI and WWII, this book may be a good option for you.

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