This mustn’t be the end of this divine series. It can’t be!
Over the seven books of the Kingdom of Silk series, Glanda Millard has maintained the characterisation, writing, heart and soul with absolute skill and class.
From the heart-breaking first title, The Naming of Tishkin Silk, when we meet the Silk family and Griffin in particular, through Layla, Perry Angel, Saffron, The Kadris, Scarlet and just EVERYONE that lives in Cameron’s Creek, the reader is drawn into their lives with joy and sadness, small and large mysteries, and, over all, love, love, love.
This story centres around Perry, Nell and Mr Jenkins, a secret dance, a town festival, an accident, worries, distractions, disasters and triumphs.
I started crying about a third of the way through, and kept crying until the very last page. Perhaps it’s because Nell reminds me of my own dear Nan, with her family cooking and nurturing and unconditional love; perhaps it’s because the Silks remind me of my own family when we were little. Perhaps it is just that the affection that Millard feels for her characters shines and shines and shines. It’s more that affection: it’s love. And love is what makes the Kingdom of Silk so wonderful.