I loved Christa Parrish's Stones for Bread so was excited when I saw her new book, Still Life coming out.
"A tragic plane crash. One woman who lost her husband. Another who gave up her seat for him.
Ada spent her first twenty-five years with her family as part of a fringe religious sect. Her only contact with the outside world was through customers at their farm store. Then she met Julian, a photojournalist who'd come to document their lifestyle. They eloped mere days later and Adah was thrust into a completely new life as a wife, city-dweller, and an individual allowed to make her own decisions. But she has no idea who she is."
This book drew me in immediately. The sentences are so descriptive and poetic, but not in an overly done sort of way. I started and finished this book all within one afternoon, so it really was a "must read me!" type of book.
I do wish that there was more of a back story with Ada, and feel some of the story was quite unrealistic, but it didn't turn me off at all. I think the whole point of the book was to give snap shots of lives...showing brief moments that change your life completely.
I loved the characters and the way the stories of these people unfolded. I definitely plan to read Christa's three other books as she has become a favorite author of mine now.
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.