Review: The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
Author: Rosy Thornton
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: July 8, 2010
Publisher: Headline Review
Source: Copy provided by the author for review
It was preternaturally silent, and the silence lent depth to the conviction of emptiness. She knew there was life there before her, invisible among the trees and on the far distant slopes: houses and farms, animals being fed and fires stoked, women peeling vegetables for supper, yet it seemed almost impossible that it should be so, as unreal as staring at the night sky and imagining life in other galaxies.As someone who has very rarely experienced the absolute solitude found in such rural settings, I found these lines embodied my feelings of disbelief that such a place can truly exist, even though I know it does. I think everyone wishes they could escape to a place without the constant interruptions from technology, although most could not give up such access permanently like Catherine did. I found her initial difficulty adjusting to a place that had spotty electricity and no telephone or Internet access very realistic.
Everyone should plant things and watch them grow. It is an impulse as old as man. To plough our furrow, to till our patch of earth, however small it may be - to form a connection with the place that is ours.