Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes - Currently Reading

Hi guys!

Happy 2017 to you all! I hope everyone ended 2016 on a bang and started out 2017 on an even bigger bang   (: 

I know that this post from me has been long overdue but I am back in the new year and I ready to blog! (Heck yeah!)

I am currently reading The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes.  I am going to be honest, this is not a book that I would usually go toward if I was at the bookstore but I must say, I am enjoying it quite alot. 

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk was published in 2015 and is the debut novel of Kelli Estes. (Side Note: I'm currently binge watching Blue Bloods on Netflix. On the show, there is a character, Officer Jamie Reagan. (Who is quite handsome, if I do say so myself!) The actor who plays Jamie is named Will Estes. And I was wondering if there was any relation between the author Kelli and cutie pants Will...)

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk was the January 2017 pick for the Jane Box from The Book Drop.  If anyone is looking to try out a book subscription box, I would definitely recommend The Book Drop.  You are able to pick from 4 different boxes and the cost of the subscription box per month is not expensive. Jessica and I decided to sign up for a book box subscription service as a way to introduce ourselves to new books and for something fun.  

*If a review on this book subscription is something that anyone is interested in, let us know in the comments!*

The novel follows a young woman named Inara, who just lost her great-aunt Dahlia.  Inara and her sister Olivia, travel to Orca Island to pack up the family estate called Rothesay.

Upon entering the estate, both sisters are hit with memories from when they were younger and many emotions on the drive to Rothesay. Especially Inara who was reminded of the day she lost her mother and how Dahlia was there to comfort her. Once inside the care takers property, it was like Dahlia and her partner Nancy were still alive, living in the home but just out for the day. 

Airing out the house leads to Inara discovering a silk sleeve under a floorboard... 

Following the discovery of the silk sleeve, the reader is transported to the mid 1800s, there meeting Mei Lien, a young Chinese girl who is living in Washington state. 

The book from my understanding, is going to flip back between Inara and Mei Lien.  I'm interested in seeing what story the silk tells and I am interested in seeing how the lives of these two young women intertwine.

See you all next week!

~ Jillian

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