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ISBN: 1434361926

ISBN13: 9781434361929

Loose Threads

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Glenda Burgess' novel LOOSE THREADS explores the uncommon thread, the way not taken as we compose our lives. How we turn to and from opportunity as we brace our daily moments with choice. Engaging, fresh, and unforgettable, LOOSE THREADS is about the journey to authenticity and the redemptive power of genuine passion. The novel opens in Washington DC and moves into American embassies around the world in the nineteen-eighties, a time when diplomacy...

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5 ratings

Good story, great read, couldn't put down

Loose Threads by Glenda Burgess is a great book to take on a long much deserved vacation--the kind of book to tote around, dig into, get back to, read with a glass of good wine by the beach. Highly recommended--as one who travels long continental distances and needs a good book to pass the hours!

Burgess weaves a 90's story of real life issues.

What I look for in a good book is adventure that takes me out of my everyday life and provides exciting escape. Through Loose Threads I felt like I was actually traveling to far off exotic locales and feeling the confidence of a politically-minded, intelligent, working woman through Ellen. She has the courage to do what most of us only dream about; challenge the issues you need to sort out in your life and pursue your dreams. I felt a kinship with Ellen because I could identify with the challenges she was wrestling with. She provides the companionship to the reader throughout the story that most of us are looking for but are too busy and isolated to find. Loose Threads was a much needed escape and at the same time, a thought provoking story.

Insightful, tenderly erotic and very thought provoking ...

Ms. Burgess' novel is a great read beginning to end and left me wanting more! I am one of those who could not put it down and read straight through the night. The characters are extremely well developed creating an instant connection - I wanted to know more about these people and what was to come in the future! I have read this novel several times and am moved more each time I read it. Through the magic of Ms. Burgess' talent with the written word the reader can actually "feel" the bond between Ellen and those who became a part of her life. We are waiting for an encore to Loose Threads!

This book is a great read.

Loose Threads is a great read. It has passion, great travel segments, love, danger, self-discovery. It pulled me (a professional and small business owner) along so I read it through almost non-stop. I loaned it to a retired professional friend, who read it through the night to about 3:00 pm the following day. She could not put it down. She said it was her story. Then, my daughter, a young career person read it. She said it was so close to the bone, she had to read it in small segments. A long way of saying this book is engaging, enormously well written and fresh. I recommend it!

very provocative, a woman's journey of self discovery

This is a very compelling read. Loose Threads traces a professional woman (Ellen) through her demanding career in the foreign service, the excitment of travel and the demands of the U.S. diplomatic core. While intellectually fulfilled as a diplomat, her personal life is challenged by the lack of a meaningful relationship. While in D.C. Ellen mets a wonderful man that she is powerfully attracted to, but doubts if anything could ever work given the demands of her career. She is convinced by Jack to leave her career behind and agrees to marry and move to the West Coast. While her marriage centers her day to day life, and the demands of motherhood satisfies her need to nurture, Ellen still feels something missing. After ten years of marriage, she decides to leave the children with Jack, and heads off for a personal retreat, a chance to rediscover her inner self. Ellen visits her sister in New Mexico, a successful artist and is introduced to a most intriguing set of characters. She is completely overtaken by the opportunity to explore her own creative side. The challenge Ellen is now faced with, is how does she integrate all this into her present life as a spouse, mother and an artist?
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