One Smooth Stone Paperback – Sep 12 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
Marcia Laycock constructs an intriguing, action packed story that combines an ever twisting plot, spectacular natural descriptions, and well developed characters, with a heart felt message of God's grace and mercy. She manages to expose the ugliness of sexual and emotional abuse in a way that elicits sympathy for both the victim and the perpetrator, yet still leaves room for hope and healing. Her descriptions of the Yukon are very true to reality, and her characters ' even the Christians ' are real human beings with frailties. This was a page turner. I honestly couldn't put it down once I got reading and wanted to follow through right to the end. I highly recommend ONE SMOOTH STONE.
Marcia writes a grimly realistic tale of one man's struggle with his past and with God. Alex was raised in foster homes, abused and mistreated, and the memories of those days still haunt him. He is angry at God for letting those things happen, angry at those who abused him, and just wants to forget about them. But God is after him, and uses even a blizzard and a grizzly bear to get Alex's attention.
One Smooth Stone won the 2006 Best New Canadian Christian Author Award from Castle Quay Books. This novel hooked me at the first page and wouldn't let me go until I'd closed the last page.
Alex Donnelly is running from his past. That's the reason he lives in a remote area of the Yukon. However, one day his past catches up to him. Now he has to decide whether he will keep running or not. Will he have the strength to face the truth about his birth parents? Will he be able to put a stop to the brutality he lived through? And above all, will he allow himself to be loved and accepted by God?
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