A Tumbled Stone by Marcia Lee Laycock

A Tumbled Stone

By Marcia Lee Laycock

  • Release Date: 2012-06-19
  • Genre: Religious
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Andrea Calvert had to run away. She couldn't stay on the farm with her foster parents, shaming them before their neighbours and legalistic church. She couldn't face going to live with strangers in her condition, as her foster mother had arranged. But she couldn't face being pregnant and alone. She would have to take care of this in her own way. But when Andrea arrives at Evie's Rocky Road Diner, she sees an opportunity for work and decides to stay. Evie's gentle advice begins to change her heart. She shows her the stone tumbler set up in the basement of the diner and gives Andrea a stone pendant, saying, "God is always doing things in our lives, but it takes time. He knows exactly when to take the pressure off or increase it. He knows just how much tumbling we need." As she struggles to make decisions that will change her life, Andrea discovers her foster mother's diary and the wrenching story that reveals the deep reasons for the dysfunction in their family. Meanwhile, a figure from Andrea's past has hired investigators to find her. Is Andrea's life at risk at Evie's Diner? "A powerful tale of redemption, of belonging. Like drawing back the curtains on a world of wonder and hope." -Phil Callaway, author of Wonders Never Cease "This is a novel with power and vision, profoundly taking you deep into matters of the soul. Read it, enjoy it, and when you turn the final page, be prepared to discover that it's a story that will stay with you for a long, long time." -Sigmund Brouwer, author of The Weeping Chamber ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia's inspirational writing has won awards in both Canada and the U.S. Her devotionals are distributed to thousands and her debut novel, One Smooth Stone, won her the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award. Marcia is also a sought-after speaker for women's events and can be reached through her website: www.vinemarc.com.