Friday, November 22, 2013

Stones for Bread By Christa Parrish GIVEAWAY!

A solitary artisan. A legacy of bread-baking. And one secret that could collapse her entire identity.
Liesl McNamara’s life can be described in one word: bread. From her earliest memory, her mother and grandmother passed down the mystery of baking and the importance of this deceptively simple food. And now, as the owner of Wild Rise bake house, Liesl spends every day up to her elbows in dough, nourishing and perfecting her craft.
But the simple life she has cultivated is becoming quite complicated. Her head baker brings his troubled grandson into the bakeshop as an apprentice. Her waitress submits Liesl’s recipes to a popular cable cooking show. And the man who delivers her flour—a single father with strange culinary habits—seems determined to win Liesl’s affection.
When Wild Rise is featured on television, her quiet existence appears a thing of the past. And then a phone call from a woman claiming to be her half-sister forces Liesl to confront long-hidden secrets in her family’s past. With her precious heritage crumbling around her, the baker must make a choice: allow herself to be buried in detachment and remorse, or take a leap of faith into a new life.
Filled with both spiritual and literal nourishment, Stones for Bread provides a feast for the senses from award-winning author Christa Parrish.
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This was the first book that I have ever read by Christa, so I did not know what to expect.
I had a very hard time getting into this book. I had a very hard time connecting to the characters in the story especially the main character.
I did however finally get into the story somewhere around the middle of the book. I also really enjoyed all of the recipes and I can't wait to get in the kitchen and try some of them out.
I have to say that I gave this book 3.5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I don't think that I want to read this book after reading your review. Thanks for all you hard work Mary.

  2. I love recipes so I would certainly give this book a try. Thank you Mary for your honest opinion.

  3. Thank you for sharing your candid review, Mary. I love it when a book includes recipes!

  4. I've heard so many good things about this book. I'm sorry that you didn't care for it much, Mary. I think I'd still like to read it.

  5. Thanks for your honest review, Mary! I don't do much cooking, and no baking, so I doubt that this book would be top on my list.

  6. Thanks for your honest review Mary. Would love to see the recipes.

    1. Juanita, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  7. I have not heard of this book or the author, but would like to see if I like this one.
    Thanks Mary. mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. Thank you Mary. Looking forward to reading and checking out the recipes.