Thursday, 4 September 2014

HOUSE OF STONE ( sequel to Bishop Street) by Rene D. Schultz

“The test of life is not meant to break you, but to make you stronger...” 

Four powerful childhood friendships become twisted with lies and deceit after they leave Bishop Street Orphanage. Twenty years later, the four orphans are back together, once again. Maggie is a best-selling author that lives in Los Angeles. Elizabeth, is a farmer’s wife with five children, and they live in North Bend, North Dakota. Randolph the billionaire, is a wandering nomad who has never put down roots. Lucy is finally clean and sober, and raising her daughter, after twenty years of living on the streets. 

Challenging themselves to let go of the past, and still fused together by the immeasurable power of friendship, they will never let anything get in their way, again. Not the tests of courage and willingness to change; not the devastating flood that hits North Bend, threatening to destroy the town; and not the love and happiness they find, unexpectedly. Suddenly, their lives will all change forever, when Maggie is visiting an orphanage in Honduras and the big earthquake hits. Thousands of lives are lost, Maggie is missing, and their worst fears will test their strength of survival, once again!

OMG, where do I start with this sequel. I was given a copy of this via the lovely Rene Schultz for a review. Rene has made me cry so many times with her books and this one hasn't disappointed me in that state neither. This brings in ALL the previous lovely characters Maggie, Elizabeth, Randolph, Lucy and the rest. This carries on from when they are all reunited and life is a bouquet of flowers. 

Well, there are so many things going on with this story, I don't know where to begin. Maggie and Damon are living the wonderful couple life, Elizabeth is still living in North Bend, North Dakota and they have some worries there as well. Lucy is doing well for herself in the new book and hopefully will meet the love of her life. Randolph is the same as he always is and spreads himself and his wealthy around a bit more in this book. I don't want to give the book away, but if you have read Bishop Street, YOU HAVE TO READ House Of Stone. It'll bring you to tears and joy in places and let you see into the world of Rene Schultz's mind. 

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