Friday, January 16, 2015

house of living stones: book review and giveaway!!



Do you ever get so lost in a book that you begin to think the characters are people in you would likely see in real life? Or when you read the book you compare the characters with people that you know and see on a weekly basis? Well, that's exactly how this book was for me. This book was written by a fellow Pastor's wife...and she gets it. It was a quick read and really fun to read. I didn't want to put it down. I became immersed in the characters lives and wanted to have coffee with them...well, some of them! She weaves words together that make you want to dive in deeper. Words that offer a glimpse at small town life, God's grace, humor and a little romance. This book left me wanting more and hoping she's working on the second book! I would highly recommend this book to anyone...you don't even have to be Lutheran ;).  I know you will read this book and start thinking of and comparing the characters to the people in your own church. The stereotypes are all covered and sometimes I was evening trying to figure out where I fit into the book.

Here's an overview of the book:
In the small Illinois town of Bradbury, change doesn’t come often, and it certainly doesn’t come easily. So when Pastor Fletcher hires Emily Duke as the new choir director at Zion Lutheran Church, he unknowingly sets in motion a chain of events that turns the life of his congregation upside down.

The crusty church secretary, Mrs. Scheinberg, must learn to adjust her curmudgeonly ways. Zion’s talented but pompous organist, Evan Ebner, must recognize his shortcomings. Emily must come to terms with her past. Even Pastor Fletcher must face reality when his world is shaken by the baggage Emily brings and by the handsome Zachary Brandt who pursues her.

With its host of lovable and relatable characters, House of Living Stones will find a special place on your bookshelf and in your heart.

You can buy the book from Concordia Publishing House.
But I have even better news!! 

One of my readers will win their very own copy of this great novel.
Here's what you have to do to enter the giveaway...

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Concordia Publishing House also sent me another book and I will tell you about it next week!!


Disclaimer: Concordia Publishing House sent me this book free of charge for my honest opinion!!

3 comments:

Unknown said...

I have already read this book but I would love to win so I can give a copy of it to someone else as a gift. it's a fantastic book!!

Katie said...

Thank you for the review, Jamie! <3

Homesteading Housewife said...

I loved this book! It reminded me of the small town congregation I grew up in. I would appreciate a copy to share with the ladies of my church!