Today for Fifty Shades of Book Boys we are featuring Stone Field from Stone Field by Christy Lenzi! Stone Field is Christy’s Debut novel and it is a retelling of Withering Heights! This sounds so good and I have heard really good things about it from other bloggers. I haven’t had a chance to read this but after reading this post it has defiantly been added to my TBR pile. I love historical romance and the premises of this story sounds intriguing! Stone Field released yesterday from Roaring Book Press so make sure to pick up a copy ASAP!
After the awesome post all about Spencer there is an amazing giveaway for an finished copy of Stone Field so make sure to check that out at the end of the post!
***Also don’t forget to enter here for the international Fifty Shades of Book Boys giveaway***
Meet Stone Field:
It’s difficult to introduce myself to you, since I’m still relearning who, in fact, I am. My memory is something of a mission for me—I seek it daily, trying to recapture remnants of it, but often what I find troubles me more than the emptiness of my amnesia. Cat doesn’t understand why I seek out old memories. She’s like Shakespeare’s Macbeth , who wrings his hands over his lady’s troubles, begging the doctor to pluck from her memory “a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart.” I think that Cat wants my mind to be free of the past again because when I’m empty, she thinks there’s more space inside of me for her.
I don’t know how to make her understand. She’s so hotheaded; she takes everything to heart in an instant. But that’s also what I love about her—her passion is as fierce as a storm rolling and thundering over the Missouri hills and valleys. Her love struck me like a bolt of lightning on that first day in Stone Field, and the downpour hasn’t let up since. Sometimes, I fear the flood will carry us away and drown us.
But my favorite moments, the rare moments when my mind is at rest and Cat is at peace, are when she and I are alone in our secret house we made in the woods. The house has no roof, but a solid stone wall around us, a bed of rose petals and mint leaves on the ground, and the starry sky above us. Those are the moments that make us feel as if we can slip free of the heaviness of our bodies and all the darkness in the world and become something light—something bright and burning. Those are the moments in which the world finally makes sense. And nothing else matters.
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If it were my last day to live, I would:
I’d finally punch Henry in the face. Hard. I wouldn’t kill him, because he’s Catrina’s brother. But I’d make him hurt so bad he’d wish he were dead.
The biggest flaw I must overcome is:
Allowing hatred and anger to creep in alongside my returning memories.
My most treasured possession is:
A brand new book by a Mr. Walt Whitman, called Leaves of Grass, given to me by Catrina’s father. I underline all my favorite parts.
I would rather like to avoid:
Going to church.
I would describe myself with these three words:
The first thing I do in the morning is:
Rack my brain for any memories that have come back to me in my sleep.
Nobody knows I am:
Good at building and inventing things. If I set my mind to figuring out how to make a thing work, I won’t sleep until I do.
I am the happiest when:
Catrina and I are in our secret house in the woods.
Christy Lenzi makes things up. Before becoming a writer, she had jobs being a nanny, house cleaner, bookstore clerk, personal chef, and wallpaper hanger. Those jobs had their moments, but she prefers making things up. When she’s not doing something noble and good, she enjoys wasting time on Facebook, reveling with her friends, consuming large amounts of Netflix, and zooming around on her motor scooter, Roxanne.
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This contest is provided by Roaring Book Press!
One lucky winner will win a finished copy of Stone Field!!
Available March 29, 2016 from Roaring Brook Press
About this Book:
In a small town on the brink of the Civil War, Catrina finds a man making strange patterns in her family’s sorghum crop. He’s mad with fever, naked, and strikingly beautiful. He has no memory of who he is or what he’s done before Catrina found him in Stone Field. But that doesn’t bother Catrina because she doesn’t like thinking about the things she’s done before either.
Catrina and Stonefield fall passionately, dangerously, in love. All they want is to live with each other, in harmony with the land and away from Cat’s protective brother, the new fanatical preacher, and the neighbors who are scandalized by their relationship. But Stonefield can’t escape the truth about who he is, and the conflict tearing apart the country demands that everyone take a side before the bloodbath reaches their doorstep.
Inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.
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