Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stones for Bread

Stones for Bread
Christa Parrish

Liesl owns a bread shop in a small town in Vermont. She, along with her eclectic crew, make bread and soup every day for the restaurant. Liesl gets her passion for bread from her mother who passed away when she was a young girl. But before she died, she passed on her knowledge and a starter that had been passed down for generations. Liesl feels safe in her cozy little bakery kneading bread. But life butts in and rearranges everything she thought she knew. Liesl must put the pieces back together and decide if she has room for faith and love.

The story was such a mixed bag for me. The writing was wholesome and filling. But at the same time it was dry in sections. The author wove theology, bread history, and recipes amongst the story and it really felt disjointed to me. I enjoyed the romance and the life lessons woven throughout the story, but I never felt a connection to any of the characters. I really had to work hard to get through the story. It's a different style of writing that will definitely appeal to some readers. Unfortunately though, I wasn't one of them.

I received this book free of charge from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.

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