The storyline of Home Another Way sounds cliche, and not unlike your token Christian romance: big city girl comes to small mountain town to claim her inheritance after the death of her dad only to find there’s glitch–she must live in the small town for a certain amount of time before she can get the money. Throw in a few unconventional characters, a handsome bachelor, and well, you can fill in the blanks yourself.
Except that in this novel, Home Another Way, author Christa Parrish takes the usual and the formulaic and transforms it into something unusual and fresh with her honest and flawed portrayal of Sarah Graham, the big city girl who blows into Jonah, New York with one goal: get her money and get out. Fast.
Sarah hardly fits the norm of most sugary sweet Christian protagonists. In fact, she is lazy and selfish, promiscuous and downright rude, bitter and without remorse. It’s amazing that anyone–including the reader–could find her likeable, much less loveable. Yet we do, and along the way Parrish weaves an engrossing tale of love and betrayal, hurt and healing. With her fallible and therefore credible cast of characters, faith is portrayed not by perfection but by a love that loves in spite of.
Christa Parrish has written a compelling story that lingers long after the last page is turned. I devoured Home Another Way, and I highly recommend it to anyone like me who loves an authentic story of redemption and grace.
We have a giveaway copy for one of you. Leave a comment and we’ll announce the winner next Wednesday.
The winner of last week’s book from the Home to Heather Creek series is #114 Dddiva.
Wife and mother, Bible teacher and blogger, Lisa loves Jesus, coffee, dark chocolate and, of course, books. Read more of her reflections at Lisa writes….
Oh this sounds amazing! I definatly would love a copy!
That sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review.
I’d love to win!
Oh, this book sounds lovely. I would love to enter! Thank you!
I would really like to read this – thanks for the giveaway!
Me too, me too! 🙂
This sounds like such a good book. Please enter me!!
Sounds very enticing!
I’d love to take this on the plane with me when I fly home for Thanksgiving. Thanks!
Sounds like a page turner! Count me in.
You sold me on this book. I have to read it whether I win it or buy it.
Heather Goodman says
I’d like to try this book. Enter me in the contest!
Sounds like a great book. Please enter my name in the draw!
Occupation: Mommy says
This sounds interesting!
Sounds like an excellent story! I’d like to be entered to win, please!
Good review by the way … definitely made me want to read the novel.
Tina L says
This sounds very good. I’d love to win a copy.
You don’t have to enter me since I just finished this one for a review, but I have to say, it was fantastic!!! Highly recommended!
I’d love to read this, I’ve yet to see a negative review of it!
I would like a chance to read this.
I am an avid reader and this sounds wonderful. I would love to win and read this in my next relaxing moments. Thanks so much for the chance!
Sounds like a great story!
Angela C. says
Sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win.
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I’m always up for something OTHER than the same old formula for a book, so I’d love to read this one!
Looks like my kind of book!
Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says
This sounds like a wonderful book – I’d love to win a copy! 🙂
Christy H. says
This sounds like an interesting read. Please enter me to win a copy.
Anita Yancey says
This book sounds really good. Please enter me.
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Heather S says
“lazy and selfish, promiscuous and downright rude, bitter and without remorse. ” Sounds like a book I’d like to read right about now!! 🙂 Maybe it will give me some pointers on how to love in spite of.
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Jennifer F says
This sounds like a great book and I would love to be entered. Thank you!
Sounds like a book I would enjoy!
This sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for entering me.
Sounds very interesting. I’d love the chance to read it!
That sounds good! I’d love a chance to get it, thanks!
This one looks interesting. I’d like to read it and I blogged it here: http://2kidsandtiredbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/giveaways_30.html
Please enter me, this book sounds interesting, thank you!
I’d LOVE a chance to win! Thank you!
micaela6955 (Michele P.) says
thanks for the review, I saw this on Amazon and was intrigued by the storyline.
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Sounds cool!! Would love to win this, as I’m always on the lookout for new faves in Christian fiction.
This sounds great, I love stories of redemption as they remind me to be thankful for my own.
karen c. says
That was a great description. Definitely makes me want to read the book.