I finished Christa Parrish's book, Home Another Way yesterday, after devouring it in a weekend. It was all I did in airport waiting areas and on the plane. Every chance I had, my nose was in that book. It is so refreshing to read a Christian fiction book that was that well-written. The characters were well-developed, the action was paced right, and the story was one that kept you turning pages. Here's a synopsis I lifted from her website:
After her mother’s death and her father’s abandonment, tiny infant Sarah Graham was left to be raised by her emotionally distant grandmother. As a child she turned to music for solace and even gained entrance to Juilliard. But her potentially brilliant music career ended with an unplanned pregnancy and the stillborn birth of her child.
In an attempt to escape the past, Sarah, now twenty-seven, is living life hard and fast–and she is flat broke. When her estranged father dies, she travels to the tiny mountain hamlet of Jonah, New York to claim her inheritance. Once there, she learns her father’s will stipulates a six-month stay before she can recieve the money. Fueled by hate and desperation, Sarah settles in for the bitter mountain winter, and as the weeks pass, she finds her life intertwining with the lives of the simple, gracious townsfolk. Can these strangers teach Sarah how to forgive and find peace?
A story of grace, of God’s never-ceasing love and the sometimes flawed, faithful people He uses to bring His purpose to pass.
This book is well worth buying. I feel like it should have one of those "You'll love this book or your money back!" stickers on it. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.
You can learn more about Christa at www.christaparrish.com and see a trailer for the book, with an excerpt from the first chapter at this link.