WOW. I have to say it again: WOW. Healing Stones wins the award for the most profound book I've read this year. At first, I had a love-hate relationship with it, simply because I relate so well to Demitria, and what happened to her broke my heart. I honestly thought I'd end up sobbing on the pages. But then, as her healing began, I couldn't put this one down. Demi, Sully, Jayne, Audrey, Rich...all the characters are wonderful, even those who are "villains." And the authors did a fabulous job of painting Christians who are less than wonderful in Estes and St. Claire. I really hated those two, but could kinda see where they were coming from too, which made them great three-dimensional antagonists. The authors are also superb at language and description, as well as plot twists. There was one where, a la Sullivan Crisp, I flopped back on my bed and screamed, "HOLY CROW!" I probably won't read this again for awhile because it's a ton to digest, but I'll tell everyone else the truth: READ THIS. I know you'll love it!!!
Terrific story. I loved the way she learned to take her power back and show her family members and everyone else involved how she expected to be treated; that she had made a huge horrible mistake but she was not going to be kicked around the block FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE because of it. It has also taught ME to give more grace.
This book was not what I expected. It pretty much broke every stereotype of Christian fiction in the first few chapters. This book is not your typical Christian fiction novel. The story is in your face, makes you uncomfortable, and really gets to you. It's not all happily ever after, perfect little Christian family. This book portrays real people in real life situations. It that shows that not everyone is perfect but that we all have been given a second chance in our lives. This is how I feel all Christian books should be. HIGHLY recommended.