Violet Speedwell frowned. She did not need shushing; she had not said anything
The opening lines of this bittersweet novel are indicative of Violet Speedwell's whole existence at the time. Having lost her fiancé to the Great War years before, she was a thirty-eight-year-old "surplus woman" in England…always getting shushed and pushed aside. But her life starts to change when she joins a group of women who skillfully embroider kneelers for the magnificent cathedral in Winchester. A Single Thread
is a beautifully woven story of friendship, love, and self-fulfillment.