Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Story Keeper

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 Impressions
Beautiful, touching, emotional and riveting. This is one of those books that you want to read again and again. Lisa writes with the same poetic fierceness that I love in Nicholas Sparks. She gives every page life, depth and meaning that moves the story forward, captivating the reader. I loved the story within the story element that Lisa does with a natural ease.I adored reading about the social issues that impact the people of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Melungeons.

About the Author: 

Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and the author of over twenty mainstream fiction novels, including the national bestseller, Tending Roses, now in its nineteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novels are known for taking on gritty subjects while offering redemptive and uplifting themes. Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. More information about Lisa's novels can be found at or on Facebook at:

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book courtesy of Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review and opinion which I have given. 

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