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- Print Length: 120 pages
- Publisher: eLectio Publishing (August 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01K1CGSUC
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,447,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I admit that I'm simply not someone who knows a whit about fishing - especially fly fishing. There is a lot about the art and skill and actions involved in fly fishing. The writer uses this quite aptly and ingeniously as a descriptive tool that digs deep into the emotion, spiritual, and physical angst of the time and place.
Well written and worth sharing with friends. Caution though..... there is a lot of anger on the part of the teen daughter as she lashes out at her mother and father, against life in general, and especially against all things religious.
This is a clean read and one I can easily recommend to my readers. A short 116 pages rich in wisdom.
I received a complimentary copy from the author to facilitate a review of my opinions which are freely given.
If missions begin at home, Elijah Gamble missed the boat. He’ll be the first one to admit it, once he learns how truly deep the home field and Kenya divide had grown. Elijah and Evelyn, his wife, did the best they could with their only child, daughter, Erin, to provide the safest and best education while in Africa. This is the part of the story that reveals how parenting can go so very wrong—not for lack of love or good skills, but for doing the best a parent can in a situation where that will never work out the way it should. The story reminded me of my family in a similar situation, but without the fallout.
At his wits end, Elijah takes his daughter on a camping trip to get her away from her volatile mother. The reader winces throughout his truthful inner monolog and Erin’s harsh, self-condemnation, through soaking, cold, stormy nights and days, fried trout & potatoes, caddis flies & confessions. Somewhere during these stubborn days comes the revelation of emotion and spiritual abuse from a wrongly trusted place, a deep-seated sense of abandonment. Elijah comes to grip with his call to serve God in a way he couldn’t hear while serving as an alien in a foreign land.
Told in first person from the father’s point of view, with flash forwards and real-time memories of past events, readers who appreciate and explore family drama in novella—short book—form will be touched by this lovely, thoughtful story. Hope, faith, and love…yes, these three remain.
Kenya and Mombasa are missionary fields for the Gamble family; not only an occupation but a calling from God. However, life for this missionary family suddenly becomes a nightmare. As The Leave Kiss The Stream is an intense drama between father and daughter. Expelled from school, daughter Erin's attitude is angry and self-pitying. The family leaves their calling to come home to America. Erin, rebellious, verbally abusive, judgemental, and fill of teenage angst is determined to make life as miserable for her family as possible.
Determined to find common ground and healing for his family, Erin's father's solution is a camping and fly fishing trip in the Ozark Mountains. A place of peace, beauty, and spiritual healing. As Erin's father stated:
"we reminded me of two wild animals who growled at each other, circled around, each trying to discover the other's weakness, who swatted then yielded but always probed, and of course snarled."
Come with Erin and her father as they traverse the high and lows of their father and daughter relationship. Will they find common ground? Will Erin find her way back to family and God? Grab your favorite beverage, have seat, relax, and enjoy this wonderful story.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT:
First, I feel I must tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Set in the Ozark Mountain, author Terry Barnes' descriptions were so vivid I could see and smell the countryside. Furthermore, I could feel the peace and tranquility of the area. I could feel the hurt of Erin's father as he found his daughter had become a stranger and his struggle to regain his once loving daughter. You will not find out the name of Erin's father until the last page, which oddly I do not find strange at all. I was too caught up in the story to wonder about his name. Anyone who has raised a teenager will relate to this book. Terry Barnes has command of the English language and story-telling; he even added a touch of humor. He skillfully portrayed the struggle between father and daughter as well as the guile parents must use at times.
I found the pacing and plotting of the story was correct for the page count. There is no fluff in this book. Each page impresses the reader with the emotions and struggles. I love the insight into Erin's father's thoughts and could relate to them. As The Leaves Kiss The Stream is an intensely emotional story of love and growing up, as well as grace and redemption. Are resolutions forthcoming? Has Erin's father failed to count the costs of his calling? Sorry, you will have to read the book.
In concluding the review of As the Leaves Kiss The Stream, I found well-developed characters and a solid story-line. This book contains deeply thought-out composition and presentation. Furthermore, every parent who has a teenager or has had one, should this book.
RECOMMENDATION, AS THE LEAVES KISS THE STREAM: STARS 5
I found this a deeply satisfying book. Well-written and developed, I look forward to reading more of this author's work. This book is suitable for anyone who can understand the concepts involved as it is a clean, clear, easy to read book.
FINAL NOTE: I received this book by way of author and publisher in return for an honest book review. All book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on line and on my blog under my name are my opinion.
"I received this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review."