A River of Stones

ABOUT Kathryn Elizabeth Jones

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
Before Kathryn was one, she loved to read books--or at least, pretend to. She couldn't walk yet but would crawl to the bottom shelf for what she wanted. Her Grandma says her books were placed near the floor for that very reason, and her mother speaks of Kathryn pulling her favorite book More...



Samantha is a young girl who finds her world turned upside down in one brief moment. Her secure world is shaken with the abrupt departure of her father. Left behind with no explanations, she takes solace in her two best friends, Bruce and June. She is soon faced with a myriad of changes, including a new stepfather and a stepbrother she didn't want. Over the next two years, as she rapidly approaches adolescence, lonely young Sam discovers a world that holds pain and bitterness, as well as love, and is introduced to a mysterious book that could change her life.

A River of Stones chronicles the pain of divorce and growing up in the life of a young, adolescent girl. Penned with the heart of experience, the author touches the deepest recesses of a young girl's hopes, dreams, and fears as she searches for answers no one has been willing to give her. From the pain of losing a parent to divorce, to the joy of hopeful possibility, Kathryn Jones takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery and promise.

"An excellent story...She really gets inside Samantha's head in a very realistic way." -- Bob Spear, Heartland Reviews, Heartland Reviews

"Samantha is a real person that every reader will want to know, and will hope to read about again." -- Carolyn Campbell, author of the books,

"There is a tone of searing honesty that underlies the text, making it both poignant and touching." -- Cindy Penn, Editor, Word Weaving

"This book is insightful, emotional, sensitive, and therapeutic—perfect for children who are trying to deal with divorce. -- Jennifer LB Leese, Children's Book Review Columnist, Fiction Forum for Kids

"This book will have you laughing and crying and wishing there was more..." -- Beverly J. Rowe, Editor, MyShelf.com