“The day I discovered my gift, I saved Rusty’s life, and then he saved mine.”
He was abandoned as a baby in a graveyard and his mother was never found—that’s all seventeen-year-old Stone Molony knows about his birth. His mysterious background has never bothered him, though, until a tragic accident changes everything.
That day Stone discovers he has the power to heal others. And it starts a frenzy in his town.
Stone sets out to understand his gift by digging into his past, but soon finds that the past—and the truth—is not as liberating as he hoped. As he grapples with the discovery of who he really is, Stone must make a decision: use his gift to offer healing mercy or use it to for vengeance against people who have hurt him and his family.
Set in Kentucky of 1955, Healing Stone explores the effects of racism and corruption hidden in a small town and the redemptive power of hope discovered in one unique boy.
Praise for Healing Stone
“This book has heart—big, insightful, full-of-forgiveness kind of heart that takes us deep into the psyche of the people of a small town in Kentucky. Stone, the seventeen-year-old farm boy with healing hands, is a cipher for the times, 1955, at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement. He busts prejudicial behavior apart as surely as a thresher mowing wheat in the fields of his Kentucky farm. Mr. Booher tells a tale rich with folksy wisdom. Magic realism at its best.”
—Maureen K. Power, author of Miracle on Massachusetts Avenue, member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and Codex Writers Group
“Brock Booher’s latest offering, Healing Stone, is a gem of the storytelling craft. The tale is at once engaging as well as inspiring. Laced with rich imagery as well as meaning, Healing Stone teaches lessons that lift one from the backdrop of 1950s Kentucky into the world we live in; where character, love, and hope can make a difference—and where miracles can still happen.”
—Stephen J. Stirling, author of Shedding Light on the Dark Side and Persona Non Grata
“We talk a lot about books that haunt us, and often that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Not so with Healing Stone. I found myself sneaking it back out after I was supposed to be in bed, and discussing it with friends and family after finishing it. . . . A wonderful blending of small town charm with historic family drama and a large dollop of the fantastic. The kind of book you can recommend to almost anyone!”
—Suzanne Warr, content editor for Red Adept Publishing
“I loved it. I couldn’t put it down. It was an unusual story about an adopted boy who discovers he has the gift of healing. The tale developed into a criminal mystery that led the main character into a dangerous riddle of lies and murder. It was well-written, has nicely developed characters, and a unpredictable plot. The conflicts were both internal and external. Several characters had compelling issues to resolve and each was wrapped up by the end of the story. I couldn’t find any unresolved questions or head scratching moments. The story flowed easily from cover to cover.”
Belinda @Every Free Chance Book Reviews – http://everyfreechance.com
“This is a book that will make you think and stick with you long after you turn the final page. I really feel like there’s so much more to say, so it would make a great discussion book (there are Discussion Questions at the end), but I also feel like it’s a book you need to experience for yourself. This is a debut novel and I am looking forward to reading more from Brock Booher in the future. Highly recommended!”
Melanie @Mel’s Shelves – http://melsshelves.blogspot.com/2014/04/blog-tourreview-healing-stone-by-brock.html