Inara, the main character of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, a brilliant novel by Kelli Estes, is walking around her late auntie's estate and accidentally comes across a fancy piece of fabric hidden somewhere in between the house walls. It holds big, centuries-old secrets, and, as Inara peels back the multiple layers of the fabric, she starts to learn more and more about Mei, a beautiful Chinese lassie who was forced out of her own home more than 100 years ago.
And the girl told her story with the help of silk, which gives Inara an amazing opportunity to learn everything there is to know about her own family's legacy. As it turns out, it wasn't all that "shiny and bright" as she thought, and the secrets that this piece of silk holds will shake it all - to the core.
This finding will force the heiress to pick a side and make a choice. So, what's it gonna be? Will Inara stick with what she's been told and protect everything that her family has built through all those years, or will she expose the real truth behind their riches and risk putting her own life at risk? This splendid book is heavily based on true events.
Kelli Estes managed to create a touching, insightful and atmospheric novel about two women separated by a century who always do what's right, no matter what the consequences might be. This is quite a beautiful tale that will bring tears to your eyes and make you stay up all night. It's a testament to the unbelievable strength of the human spirit. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is Kelli's debut book, but the critics are already calling it a revelation for modern-day literature.