The Story Keeper  -     By: Lisa Wingate
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The Story Keeper

Tyndale House / 2014 / Hardcover

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When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen's suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 1.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414388268
ISBN-13: 9781414388267
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When successful New York editor Jen Gibbs discovers a decaying slush-pile manuscript on her desk, she has no idea that the story of Sarra, a young mixed-race woman trapped in Appalachia at the turn of the twentieth century, will both take her on a journey and change her forever. Happy with her life in the city, and at the top of her career with a new job at Vida House Publishing, Jen has left her Appalachian past and twisted family ties far behind. But the search for the rest of the manuscript, and Jen’s suspicions about the identity of its unnamed author, will draw her into a mystery that leads back to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains . . . and quite possibly through the doors she thought she had closed forever.

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  1. Mimi
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate
    September 23, 2014
    Mimi
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Story Keeper.
    Once again Lisa has woven two stories together, one from the past and one from the present, into a story that transcends time and cultures and traditions. Beautifully told with exquisite detail and many words of wisdom that will stay with you for a long time. I just love the way Lisa tells a story and the way she makes it so practical as well. Will continue to read any and all things she writes, because she does not disappoint.
  2. Fromtheheart
    Minnesota
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    History and the Present Woven Together Beautifully
    September 23, 2014
    Fromtheheart
    Minnesota
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Story Keeper.
    The Story Keeper Book Review

    The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate is an intriguing story within a story. The past and the present are woven together and the relationships are intertwined in unexpected ways.

    The main character, Jen Gibbs, is a new editor for a major publishing house. She finds an old manuscript on her desk that captures her attention. Not only does the story grab hold of her, but the connection to her past scares her a bit. She ends up going back to more than she bargained for. She learns more than she expects. And she finds more than she dreamed of. Its a journey filled with emotion, mystery, and hope.

    The Story Keeper is filled with nuggets of truth, quotes youll want to keep. The stories are captivating and will give you an appreciation of all that life is.

  3. Cynthia
    Goldthwaite
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Story Keeper
    September 22, 2014
    Cynthia
    Goldthwaite
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Story Keeper.
    If you are in need of a story woven by a master story teller, then you need to choose Lisa Wingate's newest book, The Story Keeper. You will be entertained, inspired and educated on a little bit of history of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lisa has created a Christian inspired story and it is filled with Lisa's little WOWs which is Lisa's Words of Wisdom. This book will make a very inspired gift for someone special in your life! This is a story you yourself will read many times and the person who receives it from you, will cherish.
  4. Texas girl
    Texas
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautifully written and filled with life lessons
    September 22, 2014
    Texas girl
    Texas
    This review was written for The Story Keeper.
    When I read a Lisa Wingate book, it's always on two levels--one for the

    engaging story, the other for the beautiful prose. Neither disappointed

    with "The Story Teller". A story of cultures intersecting, lost things

    found, secrets revealed, historical mysteries, newfound purpose and a hint of romance. A winning

    combination for any book. I found myself sneaking moments to read--getting

    up early, finding a quiet place at lunch and, of course, staying up late.

    In this story within a story, Lisa captured how I felt when she wrote of the mysteriously found

    manuscript entitled, "The Story Teller: "The "Story Teller" beckoned, seeming to have an understanding

    of its power. It whispered unrelentingly as the day continued..Rand and Sarra flickered through my thoughts like a leaf shadows against a window, parting, then flickering, then parting again, stealing my attention."

    "The Story Teller also reminds each of us that we have a story. With that story comes the responsibility to share it, to pass it along to our family. "Our stories are powerful. They teach, they speak, they inspire. They bring about change. But they are also fragile. Their threads are so easily broken by time, by lack of interest, by failure to understand the value that comes of knowing where we have been and who we have been...when we lose our stories, we lose ourselves."

    And as in all of Lisa's books we see two things 1, That there is always an opportunity to change, to become better. "Remember that no matter how many wrong choices we've made in the past, we can always decide to make the right ones today The past need not determine one moment of the future." And 2, God's role in our lives: "The threatening God of my youth... might instead be a God of both purpose and provision. That He might have been looking after me all these years, laying down a path while I worked to convince myself that I was going my own way."

    This book wasn't nearly long enough, I didn't want to give up the characters and their lives.

  5. Peg
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Truly an exceptional read
    September 21, 2014
    Peg
    This review was written for The Story Keeper.
    I cannot say enough about The Carolina Series by Lisa Wingate. Starting with the novella The Seaglass Sisters, I was hooked. Then came The Prayer Box: one of the most inspirational books I have ever read. Next: The Tidewater Sisters: another winner. I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of The Story Keeper. Immediately I traveled from the Outer Banks of NC to my own beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. Using a dual storyline and setting, Lisa Wingate drew me into both the mysterious Melungeons of long ago and the current group of people who live the the mountains today. Tying both together by using an old manuscript left me unable to stop reading until the end. This one like the others is definitely a winner and one I will reread many times. I will be looking forward to the next book in this series.
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