Sierra Madrid seems to have the perfect life. But nothing stays perfect for very long. When her husband Alex announces that he has taken a job in LA and the family has to move, Sierra is severely disappointed. After the move, things just seem to fall apart for Sierra and her family. But when Sierra comes across one of her ancestor's, Mary Katherine, journals, she finds that the journal seems to parallel her own life with its pain and journey towards reconciliation.
I loved the interchange between Sierra's story and the Mary Katherine's, and would have loved to have read more of the journal as I love the history of the Oregon Trail. The quilt that was found with the journal contains another reminder with the scarlet thread used in the quilt of God's hand in both Mary Katherine's and Sierra's lives. This is a wonderful story and I give it 4.5 stars.