Monday, February 15, 2016
Book Review - Roots and Sky
When Christie Purifoy arrived at Maplehurst that September, she was longing for a fixed point in her busily spinning world. The sprawling Victorian farmhouse sitting atop a Pennsylvania hill held within its walls endless possibilities. It was a place where she could finally grasp and hold the thing we all long for--home.
In lyrical, contemplative prose, Christie slowly unveils the trials and triumphs of that first year at Maplehurst--from summer's intense heat and autumn's glorious canopy to winter's quiet grief and spring's unexpected mercies. Through stories of planting and preserving, of opening the gates wide to neighbors, and of learning to speak the language of a place, Christie invites you into the heartache and joy of small beginnings and the wonder of a God who would make his home with us.
This book is all about finding home and placing roots. It's beautifully written and is a memoir of sorts about putting those roots down.
Christie takes us through four seasons of her life and shares the ups and downs of finding that journey to home. She shares her heart and thoughts very openly with her readers which is always so wonderful. It lets us know that we aren't alone in many of the thoughts and feelings that we have. Her writing is so beautiful it truly is a balm to the soul. This was another book that got highlighted throughout.
I really loved this book and it was beautifully written yet easily understood. Sometimes when people write beautiful prose, they leave us behind in a lack of understanding. This is not true of this book and it will delight you. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Blessings - Julie