Sunday, September 23, 2012

Still Life in Shadows by Alice Wisler

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Still Life in Shadows
River North; New Edition edition (August 1, 2012)
Alice Wisler


Alice was born in Osaka, Japan in the sixties. Her parents were Presbyterian career missionaries. As a young child, Alice loved to walk down to the local stationer's store to buy notebooks, pencils and scented erasers. In her room, she created stories. The desire to be a published famous author has never left her. Well, two out of three isn't bad. She's the author of Rain Song, How Sweet It Is, Hatteras Girl and A Wedding Invitation (all published by Bethany House).

Alice went to Eastern Mennonite University after graduating from Canadian Academy, an international high school in Kobe, Japan. She majored in social work and has worked across the U.S. in that field. She taught ESL (English as a Second Language) in Japan and at a refugee camp in the Philippines. She also studied Spanish at a language institute in San Jose, Costa Rica.

She has four children--Rachel, Daniel, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Daniel died on 2/2/97 from cancer treatments at the age of four. Since then, Alice founded Daniel's House Publications in her son's memory. This organization reaches out to others who have also lost a child to death. In 2000 and 2003, Alice compiled recipes and memories of children across the world to publish two memorial cookbooks, Slices of Sunlight and Down the Cereal Aisle.


It's been fifteen years since Gideon Miller ran away from his Amish community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a boy of fifteen.  Gideon arrives in the Smoky Mountains town of Twin Branches and settles in at the local auto mechanic's garage. He meets a host of interesting characters -the most recent acquaintances are Kiki, an autistic teen, and her sister Mari. Known as the "Getaway Savior" he helps other Amish boys and girls relocate to life in modern America.

One day the phone rings. On the other end is his brother Moriah calling from Florida. Of course Gideon welcomes his brother to stay with him and offers him a job. But Moriah is caught in a web which ends in his death and forces Gideon to return to the town of his youth, with his brother's body in the back of a hearse and Mari and Kiki at his side. He must face not only the community he ran away from years ago but also his own web of bitterness. Will he be able to give his anger over to God and forgive his father?

If you would like to read the first chapter excerpt of Still Life in Shadows, go HERE.

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Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Amber at Seasons of Humility
Andie at Radiant Light
Athena at The Loose Screw
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christine at The IE Mommy
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erin at For Him And My Family
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joy at Splashes of Joy
JoyAnne at Deco My Heart
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Megan at Hardcover Feedback
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Susan at New Every Morning
Suzanne at The Book & Cover Reviewer
Takiela at BooksALatte
Tara at Tara's View On Books


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...
Scheduled to post Monday a.m. Have not received book.

Deena said...

Amber S. said...

Here's the link to my post:

As of Sunday night, no book yet. But I've enjoyed Alice Wisler's other books, especially Rain Song and A Wedding Invitation! :)


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Erin Slocum said...

Here is my link. I have not received the book yet though.

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted Review up by tomorrow.

Nora Finding Hope Through Fiction

CarlybirdK said...

I wasn't scheduled to participate in this blog tour, but I loved this book and thought I would share my review here. I hope that's okay. Thank you!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at

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Suzanne Wesley said...

UPS just now delivered the book to my front porch. A full review will follow soon.

Heart2Heart said...

Still no book, but the standard post is up. I am hoping that it arrives so I can post a more suitable review.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Brittanie said...

Posted no book yet.

Mocha with Linda said...

Posting at midnight. Book finally came today.

IE Mommy said...

Sorry, no book as of yet :(

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Athena said...

No book yet, but here is my link:

Ausjenny said...

posted but not book yet.

abi said...

Mine is posted

Andi said...

Preview posted.

Lauri said...

Here's my link:

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Book finally arrived so here is a review.

Jenny said...

Post is up...received the book late Monday.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Post is up... will add review tomorrow! :)

Jasmine said...


Joy Hannabass said...

Posted with review here

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Christine - The IE Mommy said...

Amber S. said...

Finally have my review up! :)