Book Of The Day – Love Of A Stonemason

by Greg on August 24, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a Romance/Drama with a near perfect rating. Love of a Stonemason (Family Portrait) by Christa Polkinhorn has an outstanding 4.9 star rating and is only $2.99.

This book was featured here on ENT a few weeks back and everyone loved it as you can see by the ratings. Make sure to check this one out if you’re a fan of the Romance genre!

“Love of a Stonemason by Christa Polkinhorn is a wonderful book, I highly recommend. This is a well written captivating story that keeps you curiously entertained until the very end.”
Jacqueline Howett Author of The Greek Seaman

Love of a Stonemason (Family Portrait)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Category: Romance/Drama
Price: $2.99
Visit Christa Polkinhorn’s website
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The talented young painter, Karla Bocelli, is all too familiar with loss. When she was five years old, her mother died in a car crash in the south of Switzerland. Her Peruvian father lives at the other end of the world, and a year ago, her aunt and guardian passed away. Now, at age twenty-four, Karla almost gets hit by a speeding car. As if this wasn’t fateful enough, Andreas, the driver, turns out to be a sculptor and carver of tombstones. In spite of his profession, Andreas is anything but morbid. Quick-tempered and intense, he exudes a rough-and-tumble energy. After a tumultuous start of their relationship, Karla comes to see in Andreas the “rock in her life,” the perfect antidote to her fears of abandonment and bouts of depression. Andreas, however, wrestles with his own ghosts: an alcoholic father who abused him as a child and his own fits of anger. Together, the two artists must confront the demons that haunt them.

Love of a Stonemason is a story about the struggle of two artists with their past, their family, their creativity, and their love for each other. Told from the point of view of Karla, it depicts the world through her painter’s sensibility. It takes the reader on a journey full of sights, smells, tastes, and sounds from the south of Switzerland to Italy and the Peruvian Andes.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

“Love of a Stonemason” takes the reader on a journey of the heart from Switzerland to Italy and Peru. It is rich with sensuous details and vibrant colors. As we watch Karla and Andreas struggle with their past, their creativity and their feelings for each other, we root for them and hope that they succeed. A heartwarming and fascinating story. I can highly recommend it.


The author weaves the threads of her story into a beautiful tapestry. This debut novel is a worthwhile read and almost doubles as a vacation escape. Well done.


I laughed, I cried, I was frustrated with the characters (in a good way). I think I ran through most every emotion with this book. And what I love most is the feeling of the complete story and it’s a story that will stick with me for some time.

My true hope is Ms. Polkinhorn will have another book on the way so I have another one of her books to enjoy. She brings realism to the story without it depressing you and leaving you down for days and I really like that. I do not have any complaints about this book and I think those of you who enjoy general fiction with a foreign-flair and romance will really enjoy this book.

Get Love Of A Stonemason here: Love of a Stonemason (Family Portrait)

About The Author

Christa Polkinhorn, originally from Switzerland, lives and works as writer and translator in Santa Monica, California. She divides her time between the United States and Switzerland and has strong ties to both countries. The tension and excitement this “double life” creates informs her work. Among her many interests, aside from writing, are traveling, studying foreign languages and cultures, drawing and painting, meeting people and forming friendships.

Polkinhorn has 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.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Christa Polkinhorn and ENT appreciate it.

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