Book Of The Day – An Uncommon Family

by Greg on June 11, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a Family Fiction/Love Story by Christa Polkinhorn. An Uncommon Family has an excellent 4.6 star rating and is only $2.99!

“Christa’s writing is top-notch, and the story will leave the reader wanting more. If you enjoy stories that tug at your emotions and draw you in, AN UNCOMMON FAMILY is for you. It’s a beautiful, high-quality work from an amazingly talented author. “ Neal H. – Amazon Reviewer

An Uncommon Family
by Christa Polkinhorn
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Category: Family Fiction/Love Story
Price: $2.99


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A chance meeting between a middle-aged woman, a widower, and a semi-orphaned child in the city of Zurich, Switzerland, brings together three people who grapple with a past of loss and betrayal. Six-year-old Karla, whose mother died in a car crash, has a hard time accepting the loss. Anna, her aunt and guardian, struggles with her former husband’s deception and her shattered confidence in men, and Jonas, artist and teacher, mourns the death of his wife.

While trying to help Karla, a talented but troubled child, Anna and Jonas develop feelings for each other that go beyond friendship. The budding romance, however, hits a snag when Anna discovers a sinister secret in Jonas’s past. While the two adults have come to an impasse, young Karla takes matters into her own hands. Together with a friend, she develops a plan to bring the two uncooperative adults back together. The plan, however, creates havoc and as it begins to unravel, Karla is forced to learn some difficult lessons.

An Uncommon Family is a story about loss, lies, and betrayal but also about the healing power of love and forgiveness. It takes place in Switzerland, New York City, and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This is an inspiring story of facing the past and overcoming fear in order to open your heart to possibilities. Touches on all the hardships and joys of life and romance and family relationships, with real characters and beautiful descriptions. I love Christa’s writing and can’t wait to read more about these characters.


AN UNCOMMON FAMILY is a beautiful, restful, deeply satisfying novel about good people. Christa Polkinhorn has insight into relationships of all kinds — what happens in this novel feels real. She also has the soul of an artist; her painterly descriptions and insight into art are among the novel’s incidental pleasures.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was so easy to identify with the charactors and get into the flow of the story. I especially liked the way Christa discribed events and the surrrounding. I felt I could actually see the colors and smell the flowers. This is a great book sit back favorite chair and get lost in. I highly recommend this book.


This was a delightful and fantastic read. The characters and story came to life on each page. The descriptions of the scenes were detailed enough so I could see them easily in my mind’s eye. It is a perfect book to curl up with indoors.


This book is written beautifully and the story is so interesting. This is one of the best books I have read on my kindle. I also read the follow up book Love of a Stonemason and it’s just as good. I could hardly put these books down. I’m looking forward to another book by this author. I hope it’s not too long.

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About The Author

Originally from Switzerland, I live and work as writer and translator in Santa Monica, California. I divide my time between the United States and Switzerland and have strong ties to both countries. The tension and excitement this “double life” creates informs my work. Among my many interests, aside from writing, are traveling, studying foreign languages and cultures, drawing and painting, meeting people and forming friendships.

I published two novels, AN UNCOMMON FAMILY, LOVE OF A STONEMASON, a collection of poems PATH OF FIRE as well as poems in various poetry magazines.

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