Hello! On this blog tour, I am collaborating with Anne Carter and with Random Things Tour to highlight Tapestry by Beth Duke.
Synopsis: Twenty-one-year-old Skye Willis lives in Eufaula, Alabama, a tourist mecca of stately homes and
world-class bass fishing. Her childhood friends are either stuck at dead ends or have moved on to
accomplish Big Things.
Skye’s grandmother, Verna, insists on being called “Sparrow” because she suspects her
ancestors were Muscogee Creek. She dresses in faux deerskin and experiments with ancient
Native American recipes, offering a myth or legend to anyone who will listen.
Skye has no idea what to do with her life. She’s smart as hell, but she has no faith or knowledge
there’s something out there she was “born to do.” Nor does she know much of anything about her
father, who died in Afghanistan when she was a toddler. He and his family are a mystery her
mother won’t discuss. But when Sparrow sets out to confirm her Creek ancestry through genetic
testing, Skye joins in. The results hit like a DNA bomb, launching them both on a path filled with
surprises and life-changing events. Skye learns a harder truth than she ever expected.
Alternating chapters between Skye’s Alabama life and an intertwining tale of greed, deceit, and
control in Texas, this story offers proof that all life is a woven tapestry of past, present, and future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Beth Dial Duke is an Amazon #1 Best Selling author and the recipient of short story awards on two
She is eyeing the other five.
Beth lives in the mountains of her native Alabama with her husband, one real dog, one ornamental
dog, and a flock of fluffy pet chickens.
She loves reading, writing, and not arithmetic.
Baking is a hobby, with semi-pro cupcakes and amateur macarons a specialty.
And puns—the worse, the better.
Travel is her other favorite thing, along with joining book clubs for discussion. Please invite her to
London…England or Kentucky, either is fine. Anywhere!
Review: This is one of those stories that came at the precise time for me. With everything going on, I wish I could be closer to my family but even through the distance, we are checking on each other constantly. It’s very moving to read a story about family, the connections we have together, the memories we have all created with each other. I enjoy any story that emphasize the importance of family and the characters felt so realistic too. If you appreciate stories that involve family, history and ancestry then this is the book you should pick up. There also a few aspect of the story I wanted to highlight as they were my favorites such as the characters, the overall story, the importance of culture as well. Also, Skye’s relationship with her grandma made me reflect on the memories I have with my grandma and how much I wish she lived closer to me. The writing was also that made me love the story even more, the scenes felt so realistic and authentic. I hope you all check out this book too!