Sunday, February 7, 2021

Read with Audra Blog Tour: Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen

This historic home holds the keys to their destiny . . . and their hearts Abandoned at birth, her family roots a mystery, historical museum curator Sloane Kelley has dedicated her life to making sure others know theirs. When a donor drops off a dusty old satchel, she doesn't expect much from the common artifact . . .until she finds real treasure inside: a nineteenth-century diary. Now she's on the hunt to find out more. Garrett Anderson just wanted to clean out his grandmother's historic but tumbledown farmhouse before selling it to fund her medical care. With her advancing Alzheimer's, he can't afford to be sentimental about the family home. But his carefully ordered plan runs up against two formidable obstacles: Sloane, who's fallen in love with both the diaries and the house, and his own heart, which is irresistibly drawn to Sloane. A century and a half earlier, motherless Annabelle Collins embarks with her aunt and uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: settling the prairies of Sedgwick County, Kansas. The diaries she left behind paint a portrait of life, loss, and love--and a God who faithfully carries her through it all. Paging through the diaries together takes Sloane and Garrett on a journey they never could have planned, which will change them in ways they never imagined. This warm, beautifully written split-time novel will resonate with readers looking for stories that reveal the beauty of God's plan for our lives, and how our actions ripple for generations.

I was very intrigued to read this book because the Synopsis and 
Cover of the book are just absolutely stunning. I began reading and 
just couldn't put it down. 

Sloane Kelly is a Museum Curator and is intrigued by a Dusty 
Satchel that is dropped off to be donated to the Museum. She opens it
up to inspect the contents and finds an old diary from the 19th Century. 
Sloane was abandoned at birth and adopted, so she really likes to dive 
into family history. She opens the diary and discovers it belonged to 
Annabelle Collins. She is determined to find out more about Annabelle
Collins from the past. Sloane Kelly is not only uncovers who Annabelle
Collins is, but she uncovers some things about herself. 

I am absolutely STUNNED by this book. Roots of Wood and Stone is 
Amanda Wen's debut Novel. It is a book of Mystery, History and family. 
Amanda does a wonderful job at going back and forth from Present Day to
the early 1800's. The characters all are woven together in a wonderful 
story about Adoption, Faith and Family. I read this book of over 300 pages
in one afternoon. FANTASTIC BOOK!  

 Amanda Wen is an award-winning writer of inspirational romance and split-time women’s fiction. She has placed first in multiple writing contests, including the 2017 Indiana Golden Opportunity, the 2017 Phoenix Rattler, and the 2016 ACFW First Impressions contests. She was also a 2018 ACFW Genesis Contest finalist. Wen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and regularly contributes author interviews for their Fiction Finder feature. She also frequently interviews authors for her blog and is a contributor to the God Is Love blog. Her debut novel, Roots of Wood and Stone, releases from Kregel Publications on February 2, 2021. In addition to her writing, Wen is an accomplished professional cellist and pianist who frequently performs with orchestras, chamber groups, and her church’s worship team. She serves as a choral accompanist as well. A lifelong denizen of the flatlands, Wen lives in Kansas with her patient, loving, and hilarious husband, their three adorable Wenlets, and a snuggly Siamese cat. 

To find Amanda Wen’s blog and short stories, visit Readers can also follower her on:
Facebook (@AuthorAmandaWen), 
Twitter (@AuthorAmandaWen), and 
Instagram (@authoramandawen).

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