Thursday, November 13, 2014

book Review: The Story Keeper


Book Jacket:  When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen's suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.  
My Review:   Once again, Lisa Wingate magnifies great writing with a story to capture your heart and attention!  Bravo!  This book, a story that weaves the tales of Jen Gibbs and Evan Hall, is masterfully told as two stories blending into one.  One you start reading, you won't want to put this one down!
As you turn each page, the description and feel of the book is evident as Jen seeks to find the writer of an old manuscript and isnt' aware that it belongs to Sarra, a mixed race young woman who had been trapped in the mountains in the 20th century.   Jen thought she left that life behind long ago and travels back to open doors, old wounds and discover a pst she may not have been ready to face.  This book has healing, hope and warms the heart!

My favorite quote in the book: "Even when we are lost, God has not lost us.”

I rec'd a copy of this book from Tyndale for an honest review and the positive review of this book is purely my own.

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