The Carpenter's Daughter
One word can change a life.
Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father into the world of construction was a natural path, and she took it without a secon...more
This book is amazing. Anyone who has ever struggled with identity, on whether or not their pretty, loved, valued...this book is for you! It tugs at the innermost part of your being and doesn't let go until the final page. I loved reading it even though there were parts that gripped me with concern for Sarah Sharpe. This book is a must read!
This is a story of journey and overcoming, I think. Sarah's life is so very limited by her father's design. She doesn't love herself and she doesn ...more
Sarah Sharpe has grown up as a carpenter’s daughter, knowing only the rough and work-heavy world of her father’s blue-collar profession. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, she’s lived twenty-one years content to drive nails at her dad’s side. Following her father into the world of construction was a natural path, and she took it without a second thought. But a harsh comment about her “butch” appearance sends her on a search for identity.
Enter handsome and easygoing J ...more
The question haunts Sarah, pushing her toward the truth. Fortunately for her, there are people in her life who are able to help her find that truth.
Jesse sees beyond Sarah’s tough exterior and longs to help her heal. With wisdom beyond his years (as Godly wisdom is), he gently leads her as she searches.
Having read one of Jennifer Rodewald’s books before, I was not prepared for this story. Wow! I enjoyed the other one, but this story was a heart-tugger.
The Carpenter’s Daughter is told in ...more
Breathtakingly lovely, Sarah has been hidden underneath baggy jeans, oversized shirts, steel-toed boots and an ever-present tool belt; she builds things. That's what she does. That's all she's known. After inadvertently overhearing a degrading remark spoken by a total stranger, Sarah decides that it's not who she wants to be, and cautiously begins the sea ...more
In The Carpenter’s Daughter, Jennifer Rodewald has crafted a tender and poignant story of love. Not just the love between man and woman but also the love that Jesus has for each of us. The first person perspective, shifting between three mai ...more
I loved this book. I preordered this book as soon as I got the email and that says alot because I rarely buy books. I must love the author or its KU. So I one clicked and the book is great and on my list to reread again and again. I have asked myself who I am or am I really who God has created me to be? Am I living a vision of myself or the vision of how the Creator of the universe sees me? I like that you go thru the struggle with Sarah and you can relate to her experience. ...more
Sarah is a young lady who is a construction worker. She works with her father and uncle, it is the life she knows and was raised to. A rude comment about her being a "butch" girl begin a growing process. She begins to wonder what she has been missing and desires to look more like a woman. Her journey unlocks her potential and opens her heart to Jesse ...more
The Carpenter's Daughter is heart-rendingly touching, capturing your h ...more
The Carpenter’s Daughter is a unique read because each chapter, while written in first person, has individual first person sections for each main character…Sarah, Dale, and Jesse. I’ve never read a book like it before, but it was truly exciting to be within each character’s mind...thoughts. Sarah is on a search to find "herself." In ...more
Even though I sometimes longed for Jesse, who is otherwise forthright, to speak more plainly to Sarah about his feelings, their rocky relationship was believ ...more
Patience is a virtue and knowing when to get out of God's way so he can work in a person's life is also a sign of maturity in Christ. Jesse's faith kept his physical desires pure until God could work in Sarah's heart and help mend her broken spirit and self-esteem. Jesse was aware that a relationship unequally yoked could be disastrous.
This is seriously Jennifer Rodewald's best yet. Oh, how I mean that with everything in me!!! I was captivated, moved, and awed! What a heartbreaking, real, and gut-wrenchingly honest story sooo full of hope!!!
More to come when I've had time to process. :)
This story by Jennifer Rodewald is a tender story. It is full of heart touching drama as well as, never-ending hope. The author weaves tender moments throughout this story. Sarah struggles with issues of self worth, yet so does Jesse even tho he seems confident. They both learn there is only one place to find worth and one person to fill the void and that's God.
This story hit home with me because I've always struggled to find my worth and purpose. I loved how the author used ...more
Best book I've read this year so far. And the writing was great too... Really could go on and on with more details, but, to save us all some time.
Is this book worth the cost: Yes!
Is this book worth the time:Yes!
Is this an author to follow: Yes!
I love Ms. Rodewald's work. She tackles life's hard issues and let God's love shine through.
I highly recommend this book to any person struggling with the question "Who am I"
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review*
There was only one part I could have done without. The cussing. (may not be proper, but it's how we say it in the South) If you are like me on this subject, my suggestion is to skip over the words in this case. This book is too good to pass over because of it.
Sarah is a girl who was raised by her father, and following in her father's footsteps she has taken an interest in construction. Not many frills or fashion is required in her line of work, not that she has had much of an interest but after hearing harsh words about the way she is perceived she falls into an identity crisis of sorts.
Jesse is a guy who seems sure of himself, ...more
After she overhears some careless remarks spoken of her by two women in a fast food joint, Sarah Sharpe’s self-confidence and self-worth is shattered sending her on a soul searching quest to find value and purpose. She seeks to satisfy her hurt and find herself by adorning her outward appearance with a new wardrobe and makeup, seeking the attention of men, and pouring herself into volunteer work. It is during her first trek as a volunteer for an organization that renovates and bui ...more
Born in Colorado, she experienced both the seclusion of rugged mountain living and the busy streets of a Denver suburb during her growing up years. Somewhere in the middle of college, she married a Husker and fo ...more