Win a copy of Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen

Today is the release day for Roots of Wood and Stone,
the new split time release from debut author Amanda Wen!

I'm sharing a little bit about the book here, and will be sharing more in the coming weeks.

Be sure to scroll to the end of the post
to enter to win a copy of your own!

About the book:

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.

About the author:

Amanda Wen is an award-winning writer of inspirational romance and split-time women’s fiction. She has placed first in multiple writing contests, including the 2017 Indiana Golden Opportunity, the 2017 Phoenix Rattler, and the 2016 ACFW First Impressions contests. She was also a 2018 ACFW Genesis Contest finalist.

Wen is a member of 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 contributor to the God Is Love blog. Her debut novel, Roots of Wood and Stone, releases from Kregel Publications on February 2, 2021.

In addition to her writing, Wen is an accomplished professional cellist and pianist who frequently performs with orchestras, chamber groups, and her church’s worship team. She serves as a choral accompanist as well. A lifelong denizen of the flatlands, Wen lives in Kansas with her patient, loving, and hilarious husband, their three adorable Wenlets, and a snuggly Siamese cat.

To find Amanda Wen’s blog and short stories, visit Readers can also follower her on Facebook (@AuthorAmandaWen), Twitter (@AuthorAmandaWen), and Instagram (@authoramandawen)


I am thoroughly enjoying these split time books. This one looks awesome!
Anonymous said…
This story sounds like it has heartache and sounds inteeresting. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com
Renee P said…
I would love to win this book. It sounds so interesting!
Alicia Haney said…
Congratulations on your new releaseQ Your book sounds like a great read and I love the book cover. Thank you for the chance. aliciabhaney(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
Alison Boss said…
Historical Christian fiction is my favorite genre to read, and I so enjoy reading dual time-line stories. Roots of Wood and Stone sounds very intriguing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!!
Historical fiction and dual-time stories. What could be better!
Jan Tomalis said…
This sounds so very interesting! Thanks so much for the chance!

Amanda T said…
This book looks interesting!