Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Heart Stone - Sherry Kyle

Genre: Books; Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 04/1/2013
Rating: 5 out of 5 Near Perfect

PROS: Sweet love story; great discussable topics; realistic character portrayal

CONS: none

Jessica and her son, Jacob, have been on their own for 6 years. With little help from anyone, other than her Uncle George, Jessi has raised Jacob in to the little man he is today. Through a series of events, Jessi must travel to Santa Cruz to help Uncle George get settled into a new living arrangement after having spent some time in rehab. The timing couldn't be better! Jacobs biological father is suddenly calling and harassing Jessica, demanding to see the see he gave up all those years ago. With love on the horizon, Jessica hopes with Nick's help that Uncle George will regain his cheery disposition, and Andrew will leave her and Jacob alone.

Sherry Kyle was a new author for me, and I wasn't sure what to expect from her. I had put off reading this novel, always gravitating toward authors I was more familiar with. Finally the time had come, I needed to read it so I could complete my review. Oh...my...goodness! What in the world had I been thinking?

The Heart Stone is such a touching love story...the love between a man and a woman, the love between a parent and a child, the love between an uncle and his niece, and the love between us and God. Wow! To start out with, this book would make an excellent book club choice, there are so many discussable topics, the conversations would be limitless!

Kyle does an excellent job in capturing the relationships between people, the good and the bad. The realistic emotions of facing a medical diagnosis are honestly portrayed through Uncle George, and even through 6year old Jacob. Often times an author may go with what works best for the story, but Kyle chose to show how a human heart can harden, losing their once cheery and encouraging disposition.

Fast paced, and well written, The Heart Stone will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride, finally settling in and leveling out. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and quickly moved through it in 2 sittings!

**I received this book in exchange for my honest review** 


Leave a comment letting me know you were here, with a contact e-mail, and you'll be entered to win this fantabulous book!  US entries only, contest ends May 1, 2013!


  1. Love to win a copy and Thank you for the offer .Blessings ,Dana

  2. Give me a great sweet Love story anytime! I would love to be i the running for this great book. I love reading and reviewing books, it is a great way to come full circle. Jennifer jdovefamily (at) gmail (dot) com Blessings & Joy Thank you for the chance.

  3. I would like to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you cscrawf@yahoo.com

    Carol Crawford

  4. Sounds like an interesting and inspirational story.
    Thanks for the chance to enter this contest.


  5. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the review.

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