The Wishing Thread

The Wishing Thread

Large Print - 2014
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The Van Ripper women have been the talk of Tarrytown, New York, for centuries. Some say they're angels; some say they're crooks. In their tumbledown "Stitchery" not far from the stomping grounds of the legendary Headless Horseman, the sisters -- Aubrey, Bitty, and Meggie -- are said to knit people's most ardent wishes into beautiful scarves and mittens, granting them health, success, or even blossoming romance. But for the magic to work, sacrifices must be mad -- and no one knows that better than the Van Rippers.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781410466105
Characteristics: 561 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.


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LaughingOne Apr 17, 2015

Took me a bit to really get into this story but I finally did, and enjoyed it. It's a bit hard to tell when the story takes place as much seems quite old-fashioned but a bit is more contemporary. It is a slow read, but worth it.

amodolo Oct 16, 2013

This book was not what I was expecting. I'm not sure exactly what I was thinking about going in, a lot more about knitting, but this is a book about what ties people together, and I loved how the idea of knitting was tied into the story. This was definitely a beautiful story that had me tearing up at times, the emotions of the characters really come out. Van Allen shows readers that family will always be there for one another.


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