Stillwater


Christian - Romance - Contemporary
532 Pages
Reviewed on 07/25/2022
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Author Biography

This book is dedicated to my grandmother, Sarah Anne (Annie) Moore. She was the inspiration for the main character and the writing of this novel. She taught me everything I know about hard work, pride in a job well done, the spirit of adventure, and how to be a kind person in a cruel world. She modeled strength of character and courage in hard times. C.D. Phillips

C. D. (Dianne) Phillips, is a professor of Science and Mathematics at Northwest Arkansas Community College, in Bentonville, Arkansas, where for sixteen years she has been teaching undergraduate courses in Geology, Astronomy, and Physical Science. Before that, she was an adjunct professor and lecturer in Physics and Geology at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Fort Smith, AR.

Her life experience, including her roles as wife, mother, grandmother, scientist, field geologist, science communicator, mentor, and educator has provided the knowledge base for her writing of this novel.

A very important factor reflected in this book is her involvement in the community where she promotes social justice, women's issues, and awareness of needed educational reform for equal status of other women in the Sciences. Her strong belief system and well-developed survival skills are expressed in the adventures and experiences of the characters in her book. Stillwater is a story of self-actualization, geology field adventures, and redemption.

    Book Review

Reviewed by ALEX NDIRANGU for Readers' Favorite

When modesty is the norm, how can you assert yourself differently in society? Sarah Anne Moore's book Stillwater addresses this concern through a well-crafted narrative. It follows a young woman named Annie as she gains confidence and learns to overcome challenges in a world where institutionalized sexism in the geology profession threatens to undermine everything she has worked for. With a compelling fusion of science, endearing emotions, and romance flavored with Christian faith, the author takes us on an enthralling trip through Annie's inspirational journey.
 
Stillwater quickly piqued my interest by providing a unique plot and an exciting experience. It was also intriguing to see how Sarah Anne Moore created the characters and then expertly brought them to life. I liked the fact that Sarah provided footnotes at the end of each chapter. This infused the book with an artistic beauty that I believe will appeal to everyone. I also want to emphasize how wonderfully the author brings life and authenticity to her work. She employs rich descriptive language to stimulate the reader's imagination, allowing them to be part of the story as it progressed. My favorite element of this book is the many inspiring geological facts that are included, which made me appreciate how magnificent our planet is.