The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate is a powerful story of love and forgiveness.
We are back with another backlist book pick!
Backlist Book Picks is where we feature older books, books that are not the new releases that everyone is talking about.
With all the new book releases each week, older books often get forgotten on the bookstore shelf. We want to change that by featuring a backlist book each week.
I recently read The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate and loved it. It was published in 2014 and is one of Lisa Wingate’s older historical fiction books.
I was first introduced to Lisa Wingate’s books when I read Before We Were Yours, since then I have been slowly working my way through her other books. I had no idea that she had written so many books.
The Story Keeper, is now one of my favorite books by her. It is a book that I won’t forget. I could not stop thinking about. It is one of those books that I wish I had someone to talk about it with after I finished it. If you read it or have read it, I would love to talk about it with you!
In the book, The Story Keeper, Jen Gibbs is a successful New York editor who finds herself revisiting her past through a manuscript that somehow found its way to her desk.
This manuscript shares the life of Sarra, a Melungeon girl, in Appalachia during the turn of the twentieth century.
In searching for the answers behind this mysterious manuscript, Jen is forced to face her own past.
She returns to the Blue Ridge Mountains, which is the place of so many complicated childhood memories for her.
In her quest for a best selling book, she is confronted with not only her family history but the complicated life and history of others.
The Story Keeper is about love, family, and so much more. It contains a mystery while also dealing with past and present difficulties. This book draws you in to the story in a way that few books do.
If you love Lisa Wingate books, this is a great one. If you have not read anything by Lisa Wingate, this is a great one to start with.
If you have read The Story Keeper, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
Other books by Lisa Wingate that I read and loved: