Book Review: Strings of Color

*This review is part of the Strings of Color blog tour hosted by CLNB Blog Tours.

Four women are tested by the obstacles in their lives and must find ways to endure and overcome. Simone is struggling in her love life, having a difficult time fully letting a man she adores into her heart. She is also trying to get to know her mother for the first time, which proves to be more challenging than she imagined. Simone must learn to embrace the possibilities and embrace change. After the loss of her husband, Naya tries to move on with her life, even though she feels weak. When an unexpected visitor arrives to shake things up, Naya must confront her past. Misty must also face her past in order to go forward, but different opportunities leave her confused and unsure of what she really wants. Mona has a secret that she must finally deal with, but admitting the truth has consequences. The lives of Simone, Naya, Misty, and Mona intertwine, profoundly affecting them all. 

Strings of Color is a story full of secrets, life lessons, love, and forgiveness. Relationships are tested, and the characters have so much to lose yet so much to gain. At first, this novel is puzzling and seems a bit disjointed. But the stories come together by the end and everything makes sense. It takes a while to get there, though, and the reader has to be willing to stick it out and keep reading through the confusing parts to get to the worthwhile resolution. Strings of Color has intrigue, drama, suspense, and most importantly, heart. It is a strong effort from Marian L. Thomas, and a good addition to women’s fiction.

Marian L. Thomas is also the author of My Father's Colors and Color Me Jazzmyne, which both reached number one on the Amazon bestseller lists in their respective categories. She blogs at The Writers Ink Spot, and enjoys speaking to youth organizations to encourage young adults to tell their stories. She also loves to write poetry. Marian lives outside Atlanta, Georgia, where she is working on her next novel, Colors That Bloom, which is scheduled for release in April 2013. For more information, you can connect with Marian on Twitter.