Review: The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk – moved

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk
The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This excellent series continues with the story of Saffron Silk. Quiet and unassuming, she has enough worry for the whole Silk family. But Saffron really struggles when it is her that has a problem. Millard writes about family with such profound insight, and she really understands how kids think. I wasn’t sure about the inclusion of God in this book – it doesn’t strike me as something that the ‘hippie’ Silks would embrace. Nevertheless, this is still a moving and realistic lok at the way that families interact, change and work together to help each other overcome obstacles.

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Review: Plum Puddings and Paper Moons

Plum Puddings and Paper MoonsPlum Puddings and Paper Moons by Glenda Millard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Glenda Millard does it again! This is such a thoughtful story, as are all the Silk Family series.

This title focuses on Scarlet Silk, the eldest of the girls. Scarlet is cranky, in the way 15 year old girls are, and when she realises that she is angry about war, and the experiences of her friend Mr Kadri, and Anik and his family, in typical Silk fashion, Scarlet decides to do something about it.

Scarlet’s story is interwoven with all the familiar characters from the previous books, Griffin, Layla, Nell and Perry, with further exploration of the story of Amber, the middle sister, and many of the people that have been the pivot for the other books – Sunny Lee, Mr Davis, Elsie-from-the-post-office, Mr Jenkins, and more.

I know I’ve read a book that is written from the heart when I cry at least once, and you will feel the emotions of this family deeply.


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