The Lace Weaver
|World English excluding Australia, New Zealand
1941, Estonia. As Stalin’s brutal Red Army crushes everything in its path, Katarina and her family survive only because their precious farm produce is needed to feed the occupying forces.
Fiercely partisan, Katarina battles to protect her grandmother’s precious legacy – the weaving of gossamer lace shawls stitched with intricate patterns that tell the stories passed down through generations.
While Katarina struggles to survive the daily oppression, another young woman is suffocating in her prison of privilege in Moscow. Yearning for freedom and to discover her beloved mother’s Baltic heritage, Lydia escapes to Estonia.
Facing the threat of invasion by Hitler’s encroaching Third Reich, Katarina and Lydia and two idealistic young soldiers, insurgents in the battle for their homeland, find themselves in a fight for life, liberty and love.
What The Critics Said
From the very first line, I was captivated by this tale of two very different, but equally heroic, women.
Natasha Lester, author of The Paris Secret
Unforgettable and emotionally wrenching, and as exquisite as the lace the women of the story weave.
Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens