I received a copy of STONES FOR BREAD by Christa Parrish from Thomas Nelson via BookSneeze. The opinions I have expressed are strictly my own, and receving this book did not mean I had to make a favorable review. With that said…
This was a heartwarming book, both inside and out, and by that I mean that I smiled through every page and then made myself some bread in the bread maker. I haven’t felt inclined to do that in many a moon.
The main character, Liesl, comes from a family of bread makers. Her entire life seems to revolve around bread – boy, did that make me hungry! It is a quiet existence of peace and security. In a way, it is the life everyone needs but not everyone hopes for.
Then – and of course you knew something had to get in the way of that – life gets more complicated for Liesl. My favorite of those things happens to be a mysterious woman who says she’s Liesl’s half-sister.
I enjoyed how well this book explored faith in God; sometimes, religious fiction only touches upon that topic, but this one dove right in and left me feeling complete. I will keep my eyes open for other books by Christa Parrish.