House of Stone

House of Stone 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

  • Title: House of Stone
  • Author: Rene D. Schultz
  • ISBN: 9780692292952
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 in North Be 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 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 or willingness to change, not the devastating flood that hits North Bend, and not the love and happiness they find, unexpectedly Suddenly, their lives will all change forever when Maggie is visiting an orphanage in Honduras The big earthquake hits and the towns are reduced to rubble, thousands of lives are lost, and Maggie is missing Will their worst fears test their strength of survival once again

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    About Author

    1. I m divorced and I live in a small community just north of Los Angeles where I raised my two sons I love to garden, try new recipes, take lots of pictures, and occasionally I enjoy a glass of wine with dear friends I ve never jumped out of a plane, climbed Mt Everest, or seen the Northern Lights of Alaska But, I have danced in the rain, sent a message in a bottle, and I ve rode my motorcycle down The Pacific Coast Highway on sunny California days After my divorce, I waltzed into the world of online dating I didn t find my knight in shining armor, but instead in 2008, I wrote a very successful book on my entertaining experiences My first book Searching4MrRight was published by a small press and you can find it on My first fiction novel Bishop Street is coming out July 2013 This story is about four powerful friendships that begin at Bishop Street Orphanage It continues with lies and deceit after they leave at eighteen Then, twenty years later, redemption plays out and ultimately the strength that got them through their childhood becomes the catalyst that binds them back together My passion of writing has lead me on the most amazing journey Now, my focus is on fiction I thrive on developing strong storylines that showcase today s contemporary lifestyles Rags to riches, Robinhood, and surviving the odds, seems to be my one common denominator that showcases my fascinating and diverse characters.

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    1. House of stone by Rene d SchultzTHE BLURBHOUSE OF STONE is a standalone sequel to BISHOP STREET That takes the past and present, and it is interwoven into another powerful story 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 Maggie is a best selling author that lives in Los Angeles Elizabeth, is a farmer s wi [...]

    2. After reading Bishop Street I thought that was the end of the journey.Then Rene Schultz messaged me to say that so many wanted it not to end she had Yes , well, I was so excited you wouldn t believe I wondered what Maggie wouldbring to book 2.I was wondering how she would grow and how her past of being lefton the doorstep of the orphanage in Bishop Street would affect her in later life.This second book had me gasping in places I literally could feel my heartpounding, the event that happened was [...]

    3. 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 l [...]

    4. Rene Schultz has captivated me once again with the House of Stone I just love how she writes with emotion, love and from her heart She is amazing at capturing life at it s best and at it s worst She had me laughing, grinning from ear to ear, balling, sitting at the edge of my seat wondering what is going to happen next I thought I had a few parts figured out, but she has thrown in a few twists, turns and surprises I am hoping a few of my suspicions come true down the line And once again she left [...]

    5. Author Rene Schultz has done it once again She has created a story so rich with love, loss, friendship and hope that it feels like I am a part of the story If asked to choose my favorite book by her I would be hard pressed to choose, they are all amazing and exciting in their own way The characters in House of Stone are truly like friends that you spend time with and when you are apart and get back together you don t miss a beat I love that she continues along with the lives of Maggie, Lucy, Eli [...]

    6. Excellent Standalone Novel in the SeriesIn Bishop Street, the first book in the series, the past and present were interwoven into a powerful story As a small child, Maggie was left on the doorstep of an orphanage At the orphanage, Maggie forged strong bonds with Lucy, Elizabeth, and Randolph In an atmosphere of abuse, the four built not only friendships but also family ties Near forty and a successful author, Maggie hired private detective Damon Depre, who found the others.Now, House of Stone ta [...]

    7. House of Stone is the newest five star read from one of my all time favorite authors, Rene D Schultz Be prepared to be put through the emotional wringer This book will make you smile, laugh out loud, and cry actual tears, but it s definitely worth the wild ride Bishop Street is one of my favorite books so it was really great to get to reconnect with the characters They re all here in the sequel Maggie, Elizabeth and her family, Lucy, Randolph, the hunky private detective Damon , my girl Denise a [...]

    8. I received House of Stone for review by the author Rene D Schultz.After reading Bishop Street, which was by far one of the best books I have ever read I could not wait to climb into House of Stone.Meeting the characters from BS again was a welcoming experience I felt like I had never left them They became a part of my family Following each of their stories from despair to happiness entices you to carry on reading Rene takes real life situations that these orphaned children had to endure, how the [...]

    9. A House of Stone A work of fiction by Rene D Schultz If you want to read a book that will evoke the feelings of friendship, love, suspense, tears of joy sadness, A House of Stone is your book The 4 orphans from Bishop Street are drawn together again in Rene Schultz s sequel A House of Stone The suspense starts in the first chapter continuing throughout the book in the form of a hostage situation, a flood an earthquake You will be transported through the story by the authors realistic portrayal o [...]

    10. Rene Schultz is a fantastic story teller She will grip your attention and you won t want to put it down until the book is over Bishop Street made such an impact on me I can still remember the day I read it, where I was and where I was meant to be when I was reading this Now I really didn t think Rene could make a bigger impact on me with the second book but I was so wrong I was so happy to read about these lovely characters again Maggie, Lucy, Elizabeth and Randolph will always hold a piece.I m [...]

    11. This is an amazing series that follows the life of a group of friends that were raised together in an orphanage This series does need to be read in order for you to follow the story line This book was mainly focused on Maggie and Damon, but still included everyone else The author has done an amazing job pulling you into the story I cried in several spots, so have tissues handy This book is truly an emotional roller coaster It does leave us on a cliff hanger, but a good one Can t wait for the nex [...]

    12. House of Stone by Rene D Schultz is a great follow up to her wonderful novel Bishop s Street.Four years on this book tells how life continues for the former orphans, who have formed their own new family, caring for each other in a beautiful manner I found this support most heart warming and hope giving.Of course not everything goes smooth and life throws them a few challenges Get on this bumpy but worthwhile ride full of heartbreaking and heartwarming moments Very moving.

    13. House of Stone Bishop Street Book Two So much turmoil, pain and tearswoven together beautifully Five stars for the way things work out I just want to read book three me Does Maggie adopt the little boy and have a baby Does Lucy and Bradley get together permanently Does Randolph and Julian make music What about Sophia and the baby Will there be a next book

    14. This has been written as a standalone book but it is better as the sequel to bishop street.It was rather irritating in places as the passages that made it standalone were lifted from bishop street exactly the same, word for word.That said, I enjoyed this sequel although some of the characters were not fully explored and some of the anecdotes story lines felt superficial.A good story that whiled away a rainy Sunday afternoon A few tears were shed too 3.5 , not to everyone s taste.

    15. I waited a day or two between reading this book and writing this review My reason for this is pretty simple This book is packed with emotion and written in such a manner that the reader cannot help but to get involved in all the emotion Unlike book one Lucy plays a lesser role in this story And thus I feel that although you can read it as a stand alone I would advise you read Bishop Street first Now here is my problem, with time passed I turned the story even emotional, not less So lets talk ab [...]

    16. Wonderful return to the orphansRene has done it again I received this as a gift for an honest review but I had this on my wish list since reading Bishop Street It was wonderful to immerse myself in the world of the orphans again This installment was action and romance packed than the original as each orphan dealt with a test to their safe worlds They deal with it together as a true family and show their new maturity and strength Rene is an author who can build a world, inhabit it with believabl [...]

    17. I loved this story I smiled away to myself in parts, and struggled to keep the tears away at others This could be read as a stand alone, because you are given enough snippets of the background for it to give you the sense of what has gone on in Maggie and her friends lives, but I would strongly recommend that you read Bishop Street first I think that this book could quite easily have another instalment some day and I would pick it straight up

    18. This is Book 2 in the Bishop Street series I totally enjoyed both of them Rene D Schultz has a way of hooking me in to her stories within the first few pages I m hoping there will be a Book 3 Until then I will search out other books by her.

    19. Good bookBetter than the first if that is possible Hope she continues to write like this Excellent read for all.

    20. I enjoyed this sequel, but little far fetched and predictable that the first novel Good light hearted read, but nothing amazing.

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