Roots of Wood and Stone
by Amanda Wen (Kregel Publications)
An award-winning writer and Kansas resident, Amanda Wen pens a timeless novel where the past meets the present. Set in Sedgwick County, Kansas, Roots of Wood and Stone traces the history of two women, who lack their own family roots, to the place where their lives intersect. Museum curator Sloane Kelley receives an unwanted donation from the charming Garrett Anderson, who is on a mission to move his grandmother out of her historic farmhouse into a long-term care facility for Alzheimer’s. Inside the donation box is a satchel containing a diary that is over 150 years old, telling one girl’s journey of a lifetime as one of Sedgwick County’s original settlers.
How this brings more to life: This warm, beautifully written split-time novel will resonate with readers looking for stories that reveal the beauty of God’s plan for their life and how our actions ripple for generations.