A Silken Thread is a novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer centering on 18-year-Laurel Millard, who lives in Georgia in 1895. Laurel selflessly takes care of her ailing mother, but also dreams of falling in love. I liked seeing Laurel’s strength, dedication, and perseverance throughout the book. Sawyer brings this period piece to life, and I can clearly imagine the characters that she so deftly paints and portrays through her captivating story. I liked learning about historic Atlanta and all of the places that Sawyer transported us to. Sawyer writes different chapters from the perspective of different characters, giving readers a nice change of perspective as we progress through the book. Sawyer is a talented writer.