Threads of Grace by Kelly Long is the third book in her Patch of Heaven series. I received a free copy of this book in return for a review. But since it is the third in the series I decided to check my library to see if I could read the other two before this one. I hate jumping into a story in the middle. Luckily my library had the second book, Lilly's Wedding Quilt , that I could borrow in an ebook format so I didn't even have to walk into my library in order to borrow it and get started. The first book wasn't available so I decided to just jump in at the second book and hope it filled what I needed to know from the first book, Sarah's Garden.
I read both books very quickly. I didn't feel like I was missing anything since I didn't get the first book but it would have only enhanced the story if I had had the back story a little more filled out. I am glad I read Lilly's story before Grace's. I think I would have felt like I was jumping into the middle of a story if I hadn't. Threads of Grace really does need more of details from Lilly's story. So this isn't really a stand alone book. It also had a lot of side stories which leads me to believe Kelly Long hasn't finished this series yet.
I liked Lilly's story more than Grace's. I don't know if it is because so much of the Threads of Grace book felt like a repeat of Lilly. They each marry a man before they really know them and have to figure out married life. Grace was married before and has a son which has its own issues but mostly it felt like more of the same. It was a nice story but nothing spectacular.