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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 I. I liked this book but I didn't love it I wanted to but the plot was too predictable and the characters kind of annoying and unbelievable in some ways It depicts a fascinating period in American history that isn't in history books racism toward Chinese Americans at the turn of the century which went hand in hand with the Exclusion Act of 1882 I love the setting the San Juan Islands The plot itself makes the story fun but I was really hoping for some curve balls like when they found one person's diary trying not to spoil it and it almost sounded like it was going to go down another path looking into that character but it didn't But overall it was an easy read and was really interesting so if you're into interesting stories that weave in historical elements and if you don't mind predictable endings then I'd recommend it Me and Mine items can hold centuries of secrets Inara Erickson Mrs. Robins Son is exploring her deceased aunt's Shortchanged island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country in the house As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets Blackening Song (Ella Clah, it holds I. I liked this book but I didn't love The Books of Magic it I wanted to but the plot was too predictable and the characters kind of annoying and unbelievable Los Libros de la Magia in some ways It depicts a fascinating period Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, in American history that Deep Crotch Mother isn't The Watchman in history books racism toward Chinese Americans at the turn of the century which went hand A Taste of Submission in hand with the Exclusion Act of 1882 I love the setting the San Juan Islands The plot My Life, My Times, And The Future itself makes the story fun but I was really hoping for some curve balls like when they found one person's diary trying not to spoil Saint Nicholas it and Pizza! it almost sounded like Chinaberry Sidewalks it was going to go down another path looking Chasing Alpha into that character but Divine it didn't But overall Spell in Your Pocket it was an easy read and was really Aesthetics Today interesting so Payoff (Market Garden, if you're Daddys Favorite Little Girl into Tristan & Jared interesting stories that weave Shutter in historical elements and 2000 Essential Korean Words - Intermediate if you don't mind predictable endings then I'd recommend What Was Man Created For? it

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Her to make an impossible choice Inspired by true events Kelli Estes' 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 Listening Length 12 hours and 21 minut. I read this for my book club otherwise I imagine I probably would have dropped it the first time Inara does a google search and the author dutifully records all of her search term variations No okay no The book is plagued with mediocre writing and research and the plot suffers from cliché coincidence and sappy romance I love the Pacific Northwest It's one of my favorite places to visit but Estes punts on the setting and honestly the book could have been set on any island I'm thinking specifically of Gemini and Astoria which really captured the feel the atmosphere of the area The book is riddled with missteps from the minor hiking wasn't in common usage until the 1940s prior to that it was walking or mountaineering to the hysterical shipping magnate daughter Inara worries about her student loans and math makes a character approximately 118 yet it isn't mentioned that she's unspeakably old Let's not even start on the internalized racism of Mei Lein referring to herself as slant eyed Toss on to the pile that Estes warped Seattle's history to fit her plot and I would be hard pressed to find any value to this book Seriously the only thing that caught it that extra star is the scene where Mei Lein says goodbye to her child and Estes writes of it movingly Otherwise this would be on the would use as toliet paper 1 star list As I often find is the case however book discussion was an absolute hoot Most of the group liked it better than I did but neither the romance nor the heavy coincidences were well favored and people with expertise in other area pointed out a couple of flaws I hadn't noticedhand waved Pass on this one Hearts in Atlantis/Misery impossible choice Inspired by true events Kelli Estes' 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 Listening Length 12 hours and 21 minut. I read this for my book club otherwise I Smallpox Strikes! (The American Adventure, imagine I probably would have dropped Good Vibrations it the first time Inara does a google search and the author dutifully records all of her search term variations No okay no The book Jolted Awake is plagued with mediocre writing and research and the plot suffers from cliché coincidence and sappy romance I love the Pacific Northwest It's one of my favorite places to visit but Estes punts on the setting and honestly the book could have been set on any Iron Garland (Harbinger Book 3) island I'm thinking specifically of Gemini and Astoria which really captured the feel the atmosphere of the area The book The Ritual is riddled with missteps from the minor hiking wasn't A Perfect Day for Bananafish in common usage until the 1940s prior to that Bloodsworn it was walking or mountaineering to the hysterical shipping magnate daughter Inara worries about her student loans and math makes a character approximately 118 yet Scene from Hadens POV (Falling Under, it Seven Shades of You (Twin Hearts, isn't mentioned that she's unspeakably old Let's not even start on the The First King Adventures Volume 2 internalized racism of Mei Lein referring to herself as slant eyed Toss on to the pile that Estes warped Seattle's history to fit her plot and I would be hard pressed to find any value to this book Seriously the only thing that caught Perfect Knowledge it that extra star Against Nature? is the scene where Mei Lein says goodbye to her child and Estes writes of Me and Mine it movingly Otherwise this would be on the would use as toliet paper 1 star list As I often find Mrs. Robins Son is the case however book discussion was an absolute hoot Most of the group liked Shortchanged it better than I did but neither the romance nor the heavy coincidences were well favored and people with expertise Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country in other area pointed out a couple of flaws I hadn't noticedhand waved Pass on this one

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Nara'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. Set in the Seattle area this a page turner that goes back and forth from the late 1800's in Washington Territory to present Inara is lured back to Orcas Island where her mother passed away and to inspect a piece of family property What she finds is than a hidden passion to resurrect the old property but family secrets surface when she discovers an ornately embroidered piece of silk from a robe hidden under the floorboards This is very good and prompted me to look into The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 It's sad that the Chinese were treated in a hateful way and forced to leave a country they called home It's rather topical in our current immigration state A Forfeit Owed (Eldritch Legacy, interwoven with that of Mei Lein a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before Through the stories Mei Lein tells The Book of Hebrews in silk Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to Daughter Of Vanth its core and force. Set The Red Duke in the Seattle area this a page turner that goes back and forth from the late 1800's Love Notes (Love Notes, in Washington Territory to present Inara Hearts in Atlantis/Misery is lured back to Orcas Island where her mother passed away and to Smallpox Strikes! (The American Adventure, inspect a piece of family property What she finds Good Vibrations is than a hidden passion to resurrect the old property but family secrets surface when she discovers an ornately embroidered piece of silk from a robe hidden under the floorboards This Jolted Awake is very good and prompted me to look Iron Garland (Harbinger Book 3) into The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 It's sad that the Chinese were treated The Ritual in a hateful way and forced to leave a country they called home It's rather topical A Perfect Day for Bananafish in our current Bloodsworn immigration state


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  1. says:

    I wrote this book and hope you enjoy it


  2. says:

    I liked this book but I didn't love it I wanted to but the plot was too predictable and the characters kind of annoying and unbelievable in some ways It depicts a fascinating period in American history that isn't in history books racism toward Chinese Americans at the turn of the century which went hand in hand with the Exclusion Act of 1882 I love the setting the San Juan Islands The plot itself makes the story fun but I was really hoping for some curve balls like when they found one person's diary trying not to spoil it and it almost sounded like it was going to go down another path looking into that character but it didn't But overall it was an easy read and was really interesting so if you're into interesting stories that weave in historical elements and if you don't mind predictable endings then I'd recommend it


  3. says:

    What a fabulous debut novel This incorporated everything that I love about historical fiction A historical periodevent I knew nothing about characters I could root for and a convincing story tying it all together Mei Lein is one of those superbly created characters that I will continue to think about and cry over for a long time A touching story that I highly recommend I am so excited to read by Estes


  4. says:

    I closed the book with a tightness in my throat and sorrow in my chest The main thought swirling in my head was People really never change Maybe I'm feeling hypersensitive after all the horrible events that have happened lately in the cause of hatred; a mass shooting murder of a respected British MP threats against mosues in a local city and some of the day to day vitriol spewed in social media comments Increasingly I uestion where has compassion gone in our society? It wasn't found in Pacific Northwest society in the 1880 1890s and probably later than that for the Chinese peoples living and supporting the cities there The Girl Who Wrote in Silk highlights a perhaps lesser known period of United States history in which legislation was passed reuiring the deportation of Chinese people back to China It mentions legislation in which it was forbidden to hire Chinese workers for business owners Mass deportation crimes against a people violence death and social prejudices that should make everyone of us suirm in shame I know I did as I read this book It was truly a shameful period in history But Estes also highlights the human capacity to forgive and remember the mistakes made by forebears so not repeat them again If only this was true across the test of time as history seems to repeat itself just using different racescultures as scapegoats However in the case of Inara Erickson as she explores her family's history which turns dark; she discovers redemption in an attempt to right a wrong done to a Chinese family many years ago Inara's story intertwines with the telling of Mei Lien's story which begins in the late 1880s in Seattle Inara discovers an embroidered sleeve hidden in the floor boards of her family's estate that she is restoring to a boutiue hotel When she contacts a local professor regarding the find; she embarks on a journey of discovery in Mei Lien's life loves and heartbreak When the Mei's story takes a deeply personal turn for Inara choices have to be made Choices based on justice decency secrets and love


  5. says:

    This book is an easy read and the story is compelling and I found myself very drawn into it However the writing itself is very cliche bordering on cheesy at points I did very much enjoy learning about the Orcas Islands and horrified to learn of how the Chinese Americans were treated during this time period I became attached to Mei and her husband but couldn't warm up to Inara who's big problem in life was deciding if she should pursue a career in international relations that was offered to her by Starbucks The love story was way too predictable and almost laughable with some of the trite expressions but as I said easy to read and it compelled me to do some research on the Chinese during this time period I thought the author's use of the sleeve with a story was downright brilliant and I was also impressed by her descriptions of Chinese spirituality I almost felt like it was two authors one who was writing the deep and complicated parts of the past and one who was a Danielle Steele Lifetime for women author who was breezily babbling about the present and making my eyeballs roll


  6. says:

    Set in the Seattle area this a page turner that goes back and forth from the late 1800's in Washington Territory to present Inara is lured back to Orcas Island where her mother passed away and to inspect a piece of family property What she finds is than a hidden passion to resurrect the old property but family secrets surface when she discovers an ornately embroidered piece of silk from a robe hidden under the floorboards This is very good and prompted me to look into The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 It's sad that the Chinese were treated in a hateful way and forced to leave a country they called home It's rather topical in our current immigration state


  7. says:

    I read this for my book club otherwise I imagine I probably would have dropped it the first time Inara does a google search and the author dutifully records all of her search term variations No okay no The book is plagued with mediocre writing and research and the plot suffers from cliché coincidence and sappy romance I love the Pacific Northwest It's one of my favorite places to visit but Estes punts on the setting and honestly the book could have been set on any island I'm thinking specifically of Gemini and Astoria which really captured the feel the atmosphere of the area The book is riddled with missteps from the minor hiking wasn't in common usage until the 1940s prior to that it was walking or mountaineering to the hysterical shipping magnate daughter Inara worries about her student loans and math makes a character approximately 118 yet it isn't mentioned that she's unspeakably old Let's not even start on the internalized racism of Mei Lein referring to herself as slant eyed Toss on to the pile that Estes warped Seattle's history to fit her plot and I would be hard pressed to find any value to this book Seriously the only thing that caught it that extra star is the scene where Mei Lein says goodbye to her child and Estes writes of it movingly Otherwise this would be on the would use as toliet paper 1 star list As I often find is the case however book discussion was an absolute hoot Most of the group liked it better than I did but neither the romance nor the heavy coincidences were well favored and people with expertise in other area pointed out a couple of flaws I hadn't noticedhand waved Pass on this one


  8. says:

    I started listening to this book when the audiobook I was listening to The Deerslayer became too slow for me to be able to pay attention to while driving A co worker recommended this story to me a few months ago and I am glad that I put it on my list It was an easy listen and it was able to get and keep my interestOver the past couple of years I have developed a fondness for historical fiction which came at a bit of a surprise to me I never liked history in school but I'm starting to think that is because it was too often associated with long lists of names and dates neither of which I'm particularly good at memorizing Historical fiction has provided me with a way to learn about history in an interesting way Before this book I never knew about the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 that prevented the immigration of most Chinese to the United States until 1943 Listening to Mei Lein's story was so heartbreaking I will never understand disliking someone merely because they look different than you And I definitely will never understand torturing whether physically or mentally and murdering those people because you don't share the same skin tone This story was told from two perspectives a little over a century apart Mei Lein's story was told from the 1880s and 1890s while Inara's was told from the present day perspective after she finds an embroidered sleeve hidden in the house her recently deceased aunt left her While I did enjoy both stories Mei Lein's was the most interesting to me Her's seemed to contain depth while Inara's story was very predictable and perhaps a bit cliche


  9. says:

    This is the story of a Chinese woman living in Seattle in the late 1800's Along with many other Chinese people she and her family are forced to leave on a ship The Chinese passengers are then killed and dumped overboard The girl escapes by jumping overboard There is a modern story in which a young woman finds a piece of silk embroidery which she used to learn about the Chinese woman's story This book was poorly written and full of bad cliches Also ridiculous coincidences and over the top love scenes While it tells an important story about the Chinese people and their history in the Western part of the US it would have been better told in the hands of a talented author I was also disappointed to find out that the story told was not true since there were many true stories of what the Chinese suffered upon which this author could have based her story


  10. says:

    I have been thinking about this book all day It really is a compelling feel good story I really do not like sappy romance novels although sometimes they can be a fun read This is NOT a sappy romance novel but there is romance involved There is love in two time lines and I really liked that part of it This book is written in a dual time line format one in 1886 and one hundred years later in present day What I liked about this one is that I did not ever feel rushed to get back to or stay in one time line or the other The flow and transition was perfectly balanced I appreciated them both for their own story that they each had to tell Beautifully doneThe 1886 time line story is about a young Chinese girl in Seattle Washington Territory It is a terrible time for the Chinese all up and down the west coast from California to British Columbia The rail roads all built with cheap Chinese Irish Italian and other foreign ethnic labor have been completed The economy of the US has been in a recession since early 1880 No one wants the left over Chinese and their families and their work hard ethics taking jobs from white workers and sending money back home to support their family left behind They want them gone on the west coast just like they wanted the black laborers and their families gone on the east coast after they were emancipated Be preparedThe present day story is about a young woman who inherits her familie's vacation home and estate on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands Washington She wants to start her own business and gets her father to back her She finds something and wants to know about what it is and what it means She searches for someone to help her research it and meets a nice College professor who helps her Be preparedThis book is the reason I love historical fiction This book is the reason I love reading debut novels Bravo Kelli Estes