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Thread For Pearls – Historical Fiction


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A New Work of Historical Fiction
by Lauren Speeth

Set during one of the most politically divisive eras in American history – the ‘60s and ‘70s – Thread for Pearls is a coming of age tale that takes us on a young heroine’s journey to faith and freedom amidst a turbulent family dynamic. It’s a story of resilient hope that questions whether it’s the events of our lives that define us, or the thread on which we choose to string them.  

Meet Fiona Thread for Pearls cover

Meet Fiona Sprechelbach, born a bright child of parents who expect her to live up to their ambitions. Will she get there? A course of obstacles strewn along her growing-up path, many placed by those same parents, threaten her potential. Undaunted, this plucky girl leans into life, hoping she’s adventuresome and agile enough to climb up and over whatever roadblocks she encounters.

This is the story of winsome little girl whose expectations for herself drive her forward, even as she shields herself with optimism in the struggle to fend off anything that might stand in the way of her imagined rosy future. It’s a story of hope and what happens when you never let go of it… no matter what.

Thread for Pearls is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

About the Author

Master storyteller Lauren Speeth has shared her stories in film and print over the years with audiences around the world, to critical acclaim.  Her storytelling interests run the gamut, from books about the American experience to 3-D films about Irish spirituality, to music about love and life. In this, her first novel, she shares what she has come to understand as the fundamental human experience of resiliency and hope.

When not dreaming up stories, Speeth leads Elfenworks Productions, LLC, a pro-social business with internationally acclaimed media content, and The Elfenworks Foundation, where she has assembled a team of social entrepreneurs of the highest caliber that work together daily on projects that foster the greater good.

Advance Reviews

“An incredible read. Speeth captures the intrigue and drama of the times, and sets them in the personal life of the fascinating Fiona.”  – Jay Beck, The Carter Center

“Speeth’s wit reminds one of a GK Chesterton, and her descriptive writing and the joy embedded in it have been a delight. I suspect that the Spirit of Jesus hovers in and around these pages.” — Rev. Dr. Randy White, Center for Community Transformation, Fresno Pacific University

 “Speeth’s narrative fits well into the ever-relevant tradition of Bildungsroman.” — Dr. Elisabeth Siekhaus, Professor Emerita, Mills College

 “Journeying with Fiona through a landscape so breathtakingly fresh and clear, I found myself transported back, my own memories reawakened. Cheering her on, I didn’t want it to end. Bring on the sequel!” — Carol Anderson, Carol Anderson Design 

The eBook was released on National Unicorn Day.

 We are currently planning for the print release 
May or June, 2018
Check back soon for breaking news
as this exciting project nears completion 
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