Echoes underneath the stones by Jaime Jo Wright
Echoes Among The Stones by Jaime Jo Wright is a wonderful Christian tension with two timelines that completely consumes your heart, soul and feelings.
A character spans the two timelines. She is a teenager in 1946 and a grandmother today. The past penetrates into the present because old crimes must be solved and put to rest.
The novel is a study of raw grief because life is interrupted at a certain moment. No matter where you go, you cannot escape grief. "Time didn't heal pain." Two main characters fight against grief. On the one hand, it suddenly interrupted life, on the other hand, she knew that it would come. For both, they cling to their loved one and are shaken to the core.
The reader sees the effects of grief. Some characters are angry with God. "How does God allow something – this hideous thing?" God does not allow pain, man has free will. God is at our side in our pain. It's in the middle, it doesn't leave us alone.
There are those who point others to God. If we push him away, we suppress hope and miss his blessing. "Your result changes significantly if you believe in God's goodness." No matter what happens in life, God is still good. We have to focus on his kindness and trust that he can see through us.
I tried to solve the cold case and today's crimes. I failed … again. Jaime Jo Wright constructed a cleverly thought-out plot that kept guessing me. I loved her characters, especially Mumsie, with her love for her sister, her tough exterior, and her golden heart.
Jaime Jo Wright's stories are always wonderful. I love them all.
Finally, I would like to share a meaningful quote:
"The raw grief was reflected in their eyes … Grief indelibly shaped a person's soul … There was never a good time to visit Death. There was never a time when grief would go."
I got this book for free. A positive rating was not required and all views expressed are my own.