by Amanda Dykes
I was drawn to this novel because of a sentence on the back of the book: “In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something live-giving – but the building halts when tragedy strikes.” I found myself drawn into all of the different characters’ lives and how they were intertwined, and brought together through Robert/Bob Bliss and his grand-niece, Annie. It is a faith-based novel, mainly noticeable toward the end. I really appreciated the author’s note, which was a letter to her readers. Beautiful writing and very highly rated on GoodReads.