Emma’s Tapestry

Family History/Historical Fiction

About Emma’s Tapestry

At the dawn of World War Two, German-born nurse Emma Taylor sits by the bedside of a Jewish heiress in London as she reminisces over her dear friend, Oscar Wilde.

As the story of Wilde unravels, so does Emma’s past. What really happened to her husband?

She’s taken back to her days in Singapore on the eve of World War One. To her disappointing marriage to a British export agent, her struggle to fit into colonial life and the need to hide her true identity.

Emma is caught up in history, the highs, the lows, the adventures. A deadly mutiny, terrifying rice riots and a confrontation with the Ku Klux Klan bring home, for all migrants, the fragility of belonging.

Reviews

A character-driven drama at its heart, Emma’s Tapestry seamlessly incorporates real-life historical events that add an extra layer of authenticity to the narrative.” – Pikasho Deka, Reader’s Favorite

“What a special memoir. Isobel Blackthorn has woven a fantastic story…set around true events. If you love books about a strong real existing personality read this one and you won’t regret it.” – Fany Goes English

“When a book has the power to take a reader across continents and time as easily as ‘Emma’s Tapestry’ did me, it proves that Isobel Blackthorn in this instance is a master at her craft….I found this book a compelling read, so compelling I wanted to learn all about Emma there and then.” – Sharon Beyond the Books

“Emma’s Tapestry is such an absolutely beautifully written, immersive story that I was able to lose myself completely into Emma’s world.” – Jera’s Jamboree

“The style of writing lends itself naturally to the historical theme and seamlessly integrates key events in a way that make them accessible and compelling….An inspiring and engrossing read!” – Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

“Emma’s Tapestry will make you think, reflect, and gain insight in ways you never expect. It is a beautifully told tale and holds much for readers to enjoy and ponder.” – Tessa Talks

“I thought this was a brilliantly written book , having being the first book I have read by the author I can safely say I love her writing style, the way she describes the setting , taking you back in time with her and the characters.In the book we follow the life of Emma Taylor , we travel with her through all the adventures in her life , the different countries she has lived in , living in an age between two wars and much more ! We see how Emma managed to survive through it all and all the challenges she faced in her life. Emma is an amazing person to read about , the strength in her character , she is definitely one that when you start reading about her past you instantly fall in love with her. I don’t think there was anything in this book that I disliked except that it had to end ! If you are a fan of historical fiction books (ones that have clearly had research done) then I think you’ll enjoy this book as much as I did!” – Snowphiethebookworm

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