Thank you, Bookouture, for inviting me to read this fabulous book: The Silk Weaver’s Wife by Debbie Rix.
I really enjoyed this authentic portrayal of silk weaving history meeting silk weaving present. The author does an amazing job of interweaving the stories to make this an emotional and entertaining read.
I highly recommend that you take a moment and read this wonderful book, which transported me to the past and then brought me back to the present in a thought provoking and memorable way.
The Silk Weaver’s Wife is set in two different time periods – silk weaving in 1704 and 2017. Anastasia is the main character in 1704 and her family is headed by a very difficult father with a gambling problem. She has fallen in love with Marco but it appears that her father has different plans for her and forces her to marry someone else, who treats her very badly. Her story is absolutely devastating but attests to her strength of character.
The author incorporated lots of fascinating historical facts relating to travel, silk weaving, and fabric design as well as art, which lends interest to the chapters relating to 1704.
The chapters of 2017 speak of Millie, who is the main character. A journalist, who finds herself in an unsatisfactory romantic relationship with her married boss. She is given the opportunity to write a feature in Italy, exploring the silk weaving history of a particular area. A little romance wouldn’t go amiss either…
Debbie Rix is skilled at interfacing the past with the present throughout this storyline. I really enjoyed waiting for the stories to unfold chapter by chapter. I was sorry when the story came to an end as I was enthralled from start to finish. This is an extremely well written, emotive, fascinating and authentic historical read. I’m sure that you’ll enjoy as much as I did. I LOVED this book!
I’ve definitely found a new favourite author! Thank you, Debbie Rix and Bookouture for introducing me to this great author!
This fantastic book deserves