Monday, January 18, 2010

Patterns and Progress by Amber Stockton

Patterns and Progress by Amber Stockton
HP 883
ISBN 978-1-60260-687-6


Shannon was right about “progress.”

Every time Shannon Delaney might have considered changing her stance on what other people called “progress,” something bad happened and she was proven right again. Like the day Jacob Berringer almost ran her over in a new Model-T. Or the Titanic, a marvel of modern invention. Look where that got them. Or how about the new tractor her brother insisted they try out on their farm? That resulted in a broken arm. Why can’t things just stay the same—the way they should be?

Jacob has his work cut out for him, proving to the stubborn but beautiful Shannon that just because he works for the Henry Ford Company, he isn’t a bad guy. But something about her tells him she’s worth the effort, and when Jacob puts his mind to something, he doesn’t turn back.

But will either of them look to God for direction?


AMBER STOCKTON is a freelance Web Designer and author whose articles and short stories have appeared in local, national, and international publications. Her writing career began as a columnist for her high school and college newspapers, and she has sold eight books so far to Barbour Publishing with more on the horizon. Not only is she a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, but she is also the Vice President of her local ACFW chapter. At age three, she learned to read and hasn't put down books since. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart, along with their daughter in Colorado. Visit her Web site to learn more or to contact her:

QUESTION FOR YOU: What modern invention would you least like to do without?


  1. I am going to have to say that I would least like to live without my laptop--or computers in general. I would be so lost without mine!

  2. I do love my cell phone, even if just for safety's sake. It's hard for me to imagine driving places without it. It's so nice to know you have a "lifeline" to call someone to help if something happens like a flat tire, an accident or whatever.

  3. I think my family would say my choice should be my laptop, but having been through a couple of recent power outages, I'd say electric lights. Candlelight is nice, and flashlights a boon, but I do love my hardwired, flip-of-the-switch lighting.

  4. I'm voting for the cell phone too. :)

  5. Hmm, that depends. Are you asking me as a modern person or someone from the past? If I don't live today, I wouldn't know what that modern invention is, so I wouldn't know to miss it. :)

    Seriously, though, I have to agree with Erica. I've done without cell phones, computers, TV, microwaves, etc. But living by gas lamps or candlelight? No thanks!

  6. I would hate to live without air conditioning in the summer. I love whoever invented that.

  7. Although I love my cell phone, that is probably the one thing that I could live without. We live near mines and have problems using the cell phones in the house to start with so have to go outside to talk on them and that is no fun. That and I can live without a microwave


  8. Every time the electricity goes off in a storm, I am made aware of how much we depend on it for our everyday living.
    Deborah M.

  9. I would hate to live without my computer. Life would be very loney for me. Partly cos having been a carer for my mother for so long the internet has been my lifeline.