Posted in Fiction, FUN STUFF, GIVEAWAYS


Welcome to JoJo’s Corner.

I’m excited for today’s book review
plus a very special giveaway…

written by:

Thomas Nelson (November 5, 2013)
***Special thanks to the publisher & LitFuse for sending me a review copy.***



Christa Parrish is the award-winning author of three novels, including the 2009 ECPA Fiction Book of the Year Watch Over Me.

When she’s not writing, she’s a homeschool mother of three wonderful children.

Married to author and pastor Chris Coppernoll, Christa serves with him as co-leader of their church’s youth ministry as well as serving as a facilitator for a divorce recovery ministry.

She is now also slightly obsessed with the art of baking bread.



A solitary artisan. A legacy of bread-baking. And one secret that could collapse her entire identity.

Liesl McNamara’s life can be described in one word: bread. From her earliest memory, her mother and grandmother passed down the mystery of baking and the importance of this deceptively simple food. And now, as the owner of Wild Rise bake house, Liesl spends every day up to her elbows in dough, nourishing and perfecting her craft.

But the simple life she has cultivated is becoming quite complicated. Her head baker brings his troubled grandson into the bakeshop as an apprentice. Her waitress submits Liesl’s recipes to a popular cable cooking show. And the man who delivers her flour—a single father with strange culinary habits—seems determined to win Liesl’s affection.

When Wild Rise is featured on television, her quiet existence appears a thing of the past. And then a phone call from a woman claiming to be her half-sister forces Liesl to confront long-hidden secrets in her family’s past. With her precious heritage crumbling around her, the baker must make a choice: allow herself to be buried in detachment and remorse, or take a leap of faith into a new life.

Filled with both spiritual and literal nourishment, Stones for Bread provides a feast for the senses from award-winning author Christa Parrish.

Product Details:
Paperback: 326 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 5, 2013)
List Price: $15.99
Language: English


Christa Parrish has chosen only the best ingredients for her latest release “Stones For Bread”!
This book is to be savored slowly, enjoyed and shared.
Bread-making and writing are fine arts and they marry well in this story.
From page one, I could smell the rich smell of bread baking and I was hungry for more.
Christa’s writing is so descriptively wonderful, I could only describe it as a feast for the senses!
Main character Liesl reminisced of baking with her mother and grandmother….I couldn’t help but think of the fond memories spent with my own mother and grandmother in the kitchen.

This story is unlike anything I’ve ever read and it is absolutely one of my favorite books of 2013!!!

Many recipes included which may induce major carb cravings!!!



Christa is celebrating the release of Stones for Bread with a KitchenAid Mixer giveaway.



1. Follow Christa Parrish and TNZ Fiction on Pinterest.

2. Then Pin the Stones for Bread book cover, the contest graphic, or both, and link WITH THIS LINK.

3. Then fill out THIS SHORT FORM to let us know. (There are also some additional ways to earn extra entries, as well as an option for non-Pinterest users. It’s true—people like that do exist!)

Questions? Email info @ litfusegroup dot com.

Winner will be announced on Christa’s Facebook Page on December 9th.

Happy pinning!


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