STONES for BREAD by Christa Parrish was a little difficult to read. There was a good story, however it was difficult to follow as it is history, a love story, with bread recipes and a bit of theology thrown in.
Liesl has a love of bread and the feel for baking bread that has been passed down from her mother and grandmother. She owns her own bakery, the Wild Rise, and her only community is her employees and co-workers. Her mother died when she was young, which has haunted her and left her running from relationships.
Enter a divorced single father, Seamus, and his daughter Cecelia. Add drama when Liesl’s employee submits her name to a reality baking show. Then family secrets being revealed and we have a story that keep you guessing.
The story was good, however, the book was somewhat cumbersome due to the bouncing around between the different segments threw off the tempo. I found myself briefly skimming the non story elements and tempted to skip. The recipes could have been added at the back of the book as others have done.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers for an honest review.