"Elaine Stock's debutnovel Always With You
grips readers' attention from the first chapter and holdsthem captive until the last word. Isabelle is one of those characters whoimmediately engages your heart, and you will be emotionally invested in herstory as it plays out from page to page. Always With You
usesthe medium of story to paint a sobering picture of the destructive power ofhate and secrets. The love story between the two young adults pales - even inits unique sweetness - in comparison to the greater Love Story going on deep inthe background. It isn't suspense per se... at least not in the sense of anaction-packed, hit-em-again, solve-the-crime type of suspense. It IS anintriguing, haunting, sobering psychological thriller woven together with astory of young love in all its angsty glory and a couple on a search for Truth.The deeper you get into the story, the more layers are peeled away and the morestartling the revelations. Which brings me to this point - The aspect of AlwaysWith You
that I perhaps found most captivating is the implication of how easilyTruth can become warped and how innocuous Evil can appear. Elaine Stock hasdone a masterful job of revealing these layers bit by bit - highlighting, as Isaid, the ease with which twisted truth can become permanently damaging. Thisis why you won't be able to put down the story. This is also why it's such animportant read!"--Carrie Schmidt of Reading Is My SuperPower
About the Author
Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Elaine was greatly influenced by a mother who loved to read as well as by an aunt who loved to tell a good story. As a result, Elaine always has stories parading around in her mind. While a middle grade student, she fancied herself as the next famous playwright, a la Neil Simon, or screenwriter, a la Mel Brooks. Yet, bumps in the road forced her onto a detour toward mainstream-contemporary fiction. Her stories may start off on a darker note, reflecting upon a difficult slice of life and struggles, but each story is written to encourage others that as long as they have God, they can face joys despite their trials in this crazy, mixed-up world. A former RWA member, Elaine enjoys membership in the American Christian Fiction Writers. She also belongs to the Women's Fiction Writers Association. She has a 98% addiction to Twitter, makes an effort to say hello on Facebook, and tries to sneak a look at the aisles of bookcases on Goodreads. In the spring of 2011, Elaine placed in the Semi-finals category in the ACFW Genesis Contest for her novel Walk With Me. In 2013, she received My Book Therapy's Frasier Bronze Medalist award for her novel No Going Back. And in 2014, her short story, In His Own Time, won the People's Choice Award in the FamilyFiction Contest and has been published in a printed anthology: The Story: 2014 Anthology. Her short story The Forever Christmas Gift is published in the Amazon best seller Christmas Treasures: A Collection of Christmas Stories. Elaine also enjoys writing non-fiction articles as a contributing author to the international publication, "Happy Sis Magazine." Elaine has now been living in upstate, rural New York with her husband for more years than her stint as a NYC gal. She'd love for you to visit elainestock.com where she shares about her novels, as well as hosts her popular blog Everyone's Story centering around hope and story with guests featured every week.