About this Book
Where Yesterday Lives
Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, she longs for the time, long ago, when they were a happy family. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, and she returns to her childhood home to make peace–with the people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time has wrought, and with the future God has set before her.
When Joy Came to Stay
Maggie Stovall is one of the golden people. She has it all together…at least on the surface. Ben Stovall is a godly husband and successful attorney. He has no idea of the darkness about to overtake his life. Amanda Joy is a child of society–abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God is still alive. When Joy Came to Stay is the heart-wrenching story of one woman’s descent into the shadows of depression, her husband’s search for understanding, and a precious child’s unwavering faith.
On Every Side
Faith Evans is an up-and-coming newscaster, a woman of honor and integrity who must take a stand against the one man she never imagined would be her enemy. A beloved, hundred-year-old statue of Jesus stands in a small-town park–but some say it’s a clear violation of separation of church and state that must come down. Jordan Riley is a powerful attorney fighting for human rights and against God, but still reckoning with bitter boyhood losses. Amid political intrigue, social injustice, and personal conflicts, will love be enough when the battle rages on every side?
Karen Kingsbury is a master storyteller. She creates characters that are easy to relate to and empathize with and her stories parallel the realities of life. These stories remind us how messy life can be, whether it is dealing with estrange family relationships or small-town politics. The author also reminds us that there is a hope and something bigger than the circumstances.
Kingsbury sets a high standard in her writing style, which is easy to follow and engaging. This volume is great for those who love Kingsbury and can be a great way to introduce new people to Kingsbury. The downside is there are three stories so if you find you don’t like Kingsbury you may not end up reading all three volumes.
Disclaimer: I did receive this book from the publisher, but was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.
The Give Away
I’ve giving away my copy of this book. Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner on March 31st. US residents only.