Monday, May 14, 2012

A Tumbled Stone ~ Silence and Lies

by Marcia Lee Laycock

~ Review~
Andrea Calvert had to run away. She couldn't stay on the farm with her foster parents, shaming them before their neighbours and legalistic church. She couldn't face going to live with strangers in her condition, as her foster mother had arranged. But she couldn't face being pregnant and alone. She would have to take care of this in her own way. But when Andrea arrives at Evie's Rocky Road Diner, she sees an opportunity for work and decides to stay. Evie's gentle advice begins to change her heart. She shows her the stone tumbler set up in the basement of the diner and gives Andrea a stone pendant, saying, "God is always doing things in our lives, but it takes time. He knows exactly when to take the pressure off or increase it. He knows just how much tumbling we need." As she struggles to make decisions that will change her life, Andrea discovers her foster mother's diary and the wrenching story that reveals the deep reasons for the dysfunction in their family. Meanwhile, a figure from Andrea's past has hired investigators to find her. Is Andrea's life at risk at Evie's Diner? Blurb taken directly from Goodreads

A Tumbled Stone is an unfolding story discovering the unconditional love of God. This is an amazing story of a Andrea, foster child who has always felt misplaced. She runs away from the lies and silence of her parents, into the arms of a gentle and loving woman. Evie gives Andrea a job and allows her to make informed choices regarding her unborn baby’s future.

This novel covers themes of fostering, adoption, teen pregnancy, abortion and infant death.

A Tumbled Stone is the sequel to One Smooth Stone, Marcia has written A Tumbled Stone so well that I didn’t realise it was a sequel until I researched Marcia Lee Laycock after I read her book.

Thoughts while reading…
Lies and silence are a hindrance and in no way help heal pain. The truth will set you free.

I highly recommend this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

 White Butterfly Project ~ Caring for those who’ve lost babies through pregnancy or infancy 

A Tumbled Stone was forwarded to me by the author to read and review


  1. Thanks for another great review. I love this line: He knows just how much tumbling we need.

  2. Lovely review. This sounds like an important book for teenagers to read.

  3. Great review Michelle and the cover is gorgeous!

  4. Great review Michelle and the cover is gorgeous!

  5. This one sounds like another fantastic book. I love the cover too ;)

  6. What a great title. And it sounds like a wonderful read.

  7. Nice review, and a neat cover, too! I like the idea of a tumbled stone. :)

  8. I love the cover. It reminds me of the summers we'd spend in WhiteRock BC on the ocean. Thank you for visiting my blog, Michelle!

    Joylene Nowell Butler, Author

  9. I'm famous for picking up a book and not realizing it's a sequel. It's really great (and credit is due to the author) when you can follow along and not be lost even though you didn't read the first book.

  10. Sometimes silence can be very damaging. Sounds like an excellent book.

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