Join the blog tour for Roots of Wood and Stone
by debut author Amanda Wen. This book releases January 26 from
The tour dates will be January 26-February 9. I'll be sending out
emails about who made the tour around December 11.
The day before the tour starts (January 25), I will send out more
details, including a book giveaway, an author Q&A, and the form
for you to submit your tour links.
Click here to claim your copy!
This historic home holds the keys to their destiny . .
. and their hearts
Abandoned at birth, her family roots a mystery, historical museum
curator Sloane Kelley has dedicated her life to making sure others
know theirs. When a donor drops off a dusty old satchel, she
doesn't expect much from the common artifact . . .until she finds
real treasure inside: a nineteenth-century diary. Now she's on the
hunt to find out more.
Garrett Anderson just wanted to clean out his grandmother's
historic but tumbledown farmhouse before selling it to fund her
medical care. With her advancing Alzheimer's, he can't afford to be
sentimental about the family home. But his carefully ordered plan
runs up against two formidable obstacles: Sloane, who's fallen in
love with both the diaries and the house, and his own heart, which
is irresistibly drawn to Sloane.
A century and a half earlier, motherless Annabelle Collins embarks
with her aunt and uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: settling
the prairies of Sedgwick County, Kansas. The diaries she left
behind paint a portrait of life, loss, and love--and a God who
faithfully carries her through it all. Paging through the diaries
together takes Sloane and Garrett on a journey they never could
have planned, which will change them in ways they never imagined.
This warm, beautifully written split-time novel will resonate with
readers looking for stories that reveal the beauty of God's plan
for our lives, and how our actions ripple for generations.
Amanda Wen is an award-winning writer of
inspirational romance and split-time women’s fiction. She has
placed first in multiple contests, including the 2017 Indiana
Golden Opportunity Contest, the 2017 Phoenix Rattler Contest, and
the 2016 ACFW First Impressions Contest, among others. She was also
a 2018 ACFW Genesis Contest finalist.
a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and
regularly contributes author interviews for their Fiction Finder
feature. She also frequently interviews authors for her blog,
and is a regular contributor to the God Is Love blog. Her debut novel,
Roots of Wood and Stone, releases
from Kregel Publications on January 26, 2021.
addition to her writing, Amanda is an accomplished professional
cellist and pianist who frequently performs with orchestras,
chamber groups, and her church’s worship team, as well as serving
as a choral accompanist. She’s also been spotted onstage with the
worship band at ACFW conferences. A lifelong denizen of the
flatlands, Amanda currently lives in Kansas with her patient,
loving, and hilarious husband, their three adorable Wenlets, and a
snuggly Siamese cat.
Learn more at www.amandawen.com, and follow her on
(@AuthorAmandaWen), Twitter (@AuthorAmandaWen), and