Monday, July 5, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Pearls of the Stone Man

The Pearls of the Stone Man by Edward Mooney Jr.

(For review from Sourcebooks)

Details for the giveaway will be at the end of this post!


A Promise made.

A Love that will Last Forever.

If you've ever loved someone to the depth of your being, someone who for one reason or other needed to move on, you know the power of a parting wish. The story of Joseph and Anne, his wife of fifty-three years, is the story of just such a wish-one that only true love could try to achieve. And for Joseph the strength to build the stone wall-a special reminder from Anne's childhood-will take him places he never expected and that you will never forget.

The Pearls of the Stone Man takes us beyond generations and our own stone walls to the very humanity that unites us all-and shows us the incredible power of one couple's love to last beyond parting and forever change the lives of those they touched.


Edward Mooney Jr. has written a book that will appeal to both the older and younger generations. Joseph and Anne's story begins with a marriage of over 50 years. How common is that in today's world? It's a novel with many themes including commitment. They stayed together through thick and thin until Anne was diagnosed with Cancer. She had one request, that Joseph finish the stone wall he began for her. He became committed to this project as well.

It's also a book about dealing with grief and how people face loosing a loved one. The stone wall became not only a symbol of Joseph's love for Anne, but also a memorial to her. Joseph works to complete the wall even after Anne's death. It was a very compelling book, that brought me to tears.

Joseph also learns a lot about forgiveness as the works to mend the wall and his relationship with his son. He also, reaches out to a young teenager that needs someone almost as much as he does. This was a great book, that I know you will like, especially if you were following the video series we did on, The Pearls of the Stone Man.

I give this one 4 out of 5 apples from my book bag!


Sourcebooks has given me the opportunity to give away three copies of The Pearls of the Stone Man to my followers. The rules are pretty simple:

1.) You must be a follower of this blog.
2.) You must leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address
3.) This giveaway is international.
4.) The giveaway will end at Midnight EST July 19th.


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Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I really like the storyline and I would like to win and read this novel.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

I follow by google reader.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in. I am an old follower.

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Mystica said...

Please count me in.


Mystica said...

I follow you on GFC + 5


Mystica said...

I have also entered for the giveaway Finding Marco.


Darlyn said...

Sign me in too!

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buddyt said...

This sounds like an interesting read.

Please enter me.

Thanks for openi9ng it up to worldwide entries.

+4 I am an old Follower.

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Anonymous said...

I am a new Follower.


Llehn said...

I'm an old follower.

Thanks for opening this up internationally!


Aik said...

I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh this sounds good - I am an old follower and follow you on twitter :)

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Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


And I am an old follower +5
And a Twitter follower @seizethebooknow +5
I signed up for Finding Marco Giveaway last week +5

Misha said...

I would love to win the book!
I am a follower +3
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