The Ties That Bind
The Red Thread by Rebekah Pace is the most beautiful contemporary and historical tale about love, a love that never dies.
The main protagonist is a ninety two year old living in New York. He has been there since the end of World War II but his roots are in Leipzig. The novel alternates between present day and his childhood memories and then his horrific time in the camps under the Nazis.
A childhood promise made, has been kept. Fear has immobilised a life but now in old age regrets begin to surface. The wrongs of the past need to be righted.
A great love does not die. Life and love is lived in dreams as plans made in youth failed to blossom.
The Red Thread was a beautiful bittersweet novel. You cannot read this story and remain unchanged. It is a work of great beauty that demands an emotional response.
Rebekah Pace is clearly a talented author and I want to read more by her.
I will leave you with a quote that encapsulates the whole novel:
“Love does not end. It goes on for all time.”
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.