Twisted Threads is a story that will grip you from the very first page as it delves into deep human issues within a spellbinding story.
Albert Connors, a bullying father, abuses his four children - Sadie, James, Bruce and Connie - sexually, emotionally and physically. In this heart-wrenching and fast moving story, the Connors family, as damaged adults, work through a series of dramatic and life changing events involving unwanted pregnancy, the acceptance of a disfigured child, sexual inadequacy, betrayal, and violence involving a near-fatal stabbing, eventually experiencing the healing power of love.
Moving through the story is Oliver Lockwood, a quietly charismatic and impressive priest who has a profound effect on every member of the family. In one act of passionate indiscretion, he breaks his self-imposed vow of celibacy with a member of the Connors family and is forced to face its consequences when Clara, wife of Bruce, finds she is pregnant. Through a life-threatening illness and the need for a bone marrow transplant, the child's paternity is revealed, and Oliver has to face the emotional fallout of the revelation.
This story will hold you transfixed from the very beginning as the twisted threads of pain begin to unravel and the theme becomes inspirational, leaving its indelible mark on the reader.