House of Diamonds

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In this sequel to Gowen’s debut novel, Uncut Diamonds, she follows sisters Cindy and Marcie as they reach a crossroads in their lives. Marcie pursues her dream of becoming a published writer while Cindy faces a terrible tragedy. Through faith, loss and the transcending nature of sacrifice, Marcie and Cindy must learn the incredible power that comes to families when they pull together to overcome challenges. Two women, once facing opportunity, the other tragedy. Can their bond endure?


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“There’s a house of diamonds awaiting each of us…we just have to know where to look. This was a heartbreaking read that caught me by surprise.” Elliot Grace, South of Charm

“The dialogue is perfect, the descriptions succinct, to the point, and just right. The characterization is spot on.” Jessica Bell, String Bridge

House of Diamonds is a heart-breaking tale of loss and faith, set in an authentic Midwestern community. Contemporary and realistic, Gowen unflinchingly shows the hardship and pain of having a sick child. It makes me want to hold mine close and count my blessings.”  Susan Kaye Quinn, Life, Liberty and Pursuit

“The scene that gives the book its title is gorgeous, not just for the scene itself, but for how it applies to the whole story. House of Diamonds is a candid look into the mind of a woman attempting to balance all the parts of her life — children, husband, faith, needs of her extended family, and her own desire to write.”   Nicki Elson, Three Daves

“Every reader will find something of themselves in Marcie McGill.”  Tristi Pinkston, The Secret Sisters Mysteries

“House of Diamonds follows two sisters. . . . Gowen plunges readers into the daily details of each household, holding us at close range and never letting go. The intensity of emotion — from frustration and fear to joy and faith — is palpable throughout.”   Talli Roland, The Hating Game and Watching Willow Watts

“In House of Diamonds, I like how healing through faith links the sisters’ disparate experiences, as well as the metaphor of people as diamonds, strengthening and brightening from immense pressure.” Jennifer Lane, With Good Behavior and Bad Behavior

“Marcie McGill’s passion about her writing is forcing her to make choices about her life she’s not quite comfortable with, and her house seems to be falling apart around her ears. I could relate to Marcie and her struggles.  It felt autobiographical at times and that lent it an endearing quality.” Anne Gallagher, A Wife for Winsbarren and The Lady’s Fate

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