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About the Book
Life isn’t a box of candy—it’s a puzzle!
Rachel Summers is all about Rachel Summers…until the day she crashes headlong into a semi-truck. As her life hangs in the balance, she has a visitor who asks a very simple question.
Does she want to be healed or to be a healer?
She makes her choice, but the journey doesn’t go quite the way she expected.
And so Rachel now runs Puzzle House. Every guest is different and yet the same. They all come to the Puzzle House for one reason and one reason only—to be healed, usually from a life-threatening illness. Sometimes they receive their miracle, and sometimes they discover there’s more than one kind of healing.
Nia is a fifteen-year-old African-American girl who is dying. The doctors have told her there is nothing else to be done. No more treatments. No more hope. No more life. And she’s angry about that. Very angry. Against her wishes, Nia’s aunt brings her to The Puzzle House.
Together, Nia and Rachel will take a journey that will change both their lives.
Puzzle House is so unique and endearing, and totally unexpected! We meet Nia in a hopeless situation- 15 and dying with cancer. In walks Rachel, who Nia sees as an "old lady" who can't possibly help her in any way at this Puzzle House. They start putting a puzzle together, and slowly Rachel and Nia work together to find out how the Lord works in every aspect and time of our life to bring about His will and His glory! There's heartbreak in this book that grab the emotions, and great hope as well! Rachel's choice to be a "healer" shows us that God truly is the Healer, but that He will heal in this world or the next when we call on Him and praise Him for how He will work. I loved the focus being on God and God alone as the one who works in all our character's lives. No one ever takes credit from Him as being the one with all the power. It's such a joy to know that we as Christians get to be part of what the Lord is doing in other people's lives when we let him lead us. When we let the love that God gives us for others lead us to action for them. What a sweet blessing to my soul Puzzle House was. There was a seamless transition from present to flashback scenes, and there was a really good flow there. The characters were described enough to give us a clear picture of them and their conversations. I found myself reading Puzzle House in one day and couldn't put it down til I finished. It warmed my heart, and reminded me that the Lord uses us to touch others if we just allow Him to work in us. That the puzzle of life may not make sense in the present, but will in glory. That no matter what ugliness we experience in life, it all fits together to finish the puzzle called our life that truly glorified God. That when He has begun a good work in you, He will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Don't miss the special blessing contained within Puzzle House!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, and all opinions given are my own.
About the Author
Lillian Duncan…Stories of faith mingled… with murder & mayhem.
Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.
To celebrate the release of Puzzle House, Lillian is having a very special giveaway on her blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at www.lillian-duncan.com. Leave a comment on one her Puzzle House posts and you’ll be entered to win. Thanks!