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One Smooth Stone Paperback – Sep 12 2007
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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.
One Smooth Stone is a gripping tale of a young man’s struggles to come to terms with his own identity. Alex’ memories of childhood and constant abuse in foster homes; run-ins with the police and jail time have caused him to become an angry young man - disillusioned with life. Still running from the law, Alex settles into a lonely existence in the Yukon. After a five-year span, news of an inheritance compels him to return to the seaport city of Seattle- the place he had left. An attraction to Kenni, a lawyer’s daughter; her welcoming family; and a caring pastor; push him towards the God he has refused to accept. But disturbed and confused by news from the law office, he scurries back to the Yukon. He secures a watchman’s job in a lonely out post. Here a mysterious character joins him with a past of his own. When a nuisance bear attacks the mystery man with terrifying ferocity, Alex comes to his rescue and a relationship develops between the two, with some surprising results.
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I loved this book and I couldn't put it down because I just had to find out what happened. It is a hopeful book because the reader is waiting to hear what God will do for the main... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Maureen Flett
Marcia Laycock's novel, One Smooth Stone, has all the elements of a great read: intrigue, fast-paced action, real life characters, and page turning suspense. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2009 by Ruth L. Snyder
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