Book Of The Day – Love Of A Stonemason

by Greg on July 27, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a very highly rated Romance by Christa Polkinhorn. Love of a Stonemason (Family Portrait) has an awesome 4.9 star rating and costs only $2.99.

“This is a great book loved it, and I highly recommend it. Can not wait to read more from this author. It is a wonderful book.” Heidi – Amazon Reviewer

Love of a Stonemason (Family Portrait)
by Christa Polkinhorn
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Category: Romance/Drama
Price: $2.99
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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:

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.


Christa Polkinhorn’s debut takes the reader on a journey of the heart across several lands. Vivid portraits of Europe and South America will sweep you to those exotic locales and have you experiencing the vibrancy of different cultures. But the heart of the story is the love between a man and woman, with all the challenges and triumphs, successes and failures, as well as the creative journeys of the two main characters. Highly recommended.


This was a tale of loss, love, and life told beautifully by Christa. The characters are a touching blend of imperfect and real.

The author’s attention to detail is impecable and makes you feel as if you are traveling along with Karla and Andreas. It’s one of those books to take you away.

I loved Christa’s smooth writing style and ability to make me feel emotional throughout the story.

If you are looking for a tale that has a realistic representation of life and love then you may want to check his one out.

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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1 admin July 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm

You’re welcome, Christa. Thanks for such a great book!

2 Christa Polkinhorn July 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thank you, Greg, I’m very pleased to be here!

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