House of Stone (Bishop Street #2) by Rene D. Schultz (Review by Valerie – #NerdGirlVal)

House of Stone

Title: House of Stone (Bishop Street #2)

Author: Rene D. Schultz 

Published Date: August 31st 2014

Genre: Reality Fiction Contemporary Womens Mainstream


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“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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***Valerie – #NerdGirlVal’s  Review***
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 me hanging!
It has been a few years now and the 4 Orphans and been busy with their lives. A new relationship is starting and a fairly new relatioship is growing stronger. They are still having their family get togethers and every one is happy.
Elizabeth and William’s farm is in the path of a bad storm. Rand, Maggie and Damon head there to help and bring supplies for the town. Meg has a bad mishap and Maggie gets her way with her. James and Meg’s hearts get broken and Maggie comes home with a new pet.
Juliann is in South America starting a new Orphanage in a small very poor town. She has Maggie come to see the Orphanage. A disaster hits and Maggie and Juliann is separated. Juliann ends up in the hospital and Maggie makes it with a handful of little ones with her.
From here on out I cried and smiled and cried some more. My heart went out to the Orphans and what they went through. This was a very scary time and there was a lot of heartache all around them.
The last few chapters gave signs of hope and fresh starts. Everybody’s lives were changed who were in South America, some good and some bad, but all had to deal with pain. Then the holidays came around and everybody was together again. Juliann was out of the hospital and the children were so excited to see her. There were festivities going on all around the small town in Mexico. There were surprises and excitement. Then chapter 30 came and ended. It left me hanging and wanting more. I want to know what happens to the Orphans. I want to know what happens to Juliann and Randolph. I want to know if Maggie gets her desire. I want to know what happens to Lucy and Bradley. I want to know what happens to Chica and Sofia.
I enjoy reading Rene Schultz”s work very much. She makes me think about life in different ways. She makes me remember my childhood and even tho I was Adopted, I still lacked the Love and Attention a child craves. She also shows that there is real love out there for a child that has nobody to love and be loved. It is so important for a child to feel loved and know no matter what, that child will always be loved. It doesn’t matter if you are that childs blood or not.

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