“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”
It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.
At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.
Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.
February, Present Day
The sound of the fan coming on brought me out of a heavy sleep.
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I have not heard of this author. My first line is: "Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes. Wounded nurses returned as old maids." From The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham.
This is her debut novel. I loved The Thorn Healer!
"Jane Fairmont Bell sat alone in the keeper's lodge she had once shared with her husband." - The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen
"Once upon a time--specifically, last December--author Maren Grant had what she thought might be the most perfect night of her life." One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg
Is that her new one?
I have that on my kindle to read. Like it!
I almost stepped on it.
~Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald
this one is on my list to read for next week - i've been curious about it for a while now!
It's different, but good! She's a missionary kid writing about being a missionary.
Sara Jane Morgan gasped for breath scanning the crowded pathways. Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton
Reagan McAdams had been gone more than a decade when Rachel resurrected her.
I'm reading my editor Robin Patchen's new book, Convenient Lies.
She's a great writer and editor!
I'm not familiar with her.
I mailed your book today.
How fun! Sounds good!
My book this week is Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and the first line from Chapter 24 'Now What?' is:
"The degree to which David has deviated from L. Ron Hubbard's management directives since he took power in the 1980s has had several consequences that I don't think he ever predicted."
That's a mouthful of a book! My hat is off to you, I can't read non-fiction. It bores me!
Sorry I'm late! Got this lovely in the mail yesterday!
She was too softhearted to be an oil tycoon.
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
Love that book!!
She would die today one way or another~ Giver of Wonders
I very much enjoyed this Christmas novel!
There is a distinct difference between a heroine with a promised happy ending and a prodigal who must design her own. Pepper Basham - The Thorn Keeper
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