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Book Review ~ Down to the Potter’s House By Annette Valentine

About the Book

Down to the Potter’s House is a 1921-1942 historic novel that takes the tenacious Gracie Maxwell from the quicksand of mediocrity to higher ground as she climbs and never stops.

Across the way, evil is beginning to bubble beneath the surface and only one soul will buoy and begin to float as the flood waters rise. Not everyone has escaped the lies that are holding them hostage. Fortified with bully-proofed valor to ride out the undercurrents, the Maxwell clan lays bare the daunting portrayal of what matters most in life ― family, faith, love ― and the main attractions are given their shot at setting the captives free.




Women’s Fiction


5 Stars


Down to the Potter’s House is an amazing story of a family that rose from the brink of utter destruction and betrayal to a place of triumph. The lead heroine, Gracie Maxwell, went through a season of breaking and remolding in the hands of her Father in heaven, the Great Potter. Much of her pain never made sense in the moment, but lessons learned proved to keep her strong in tough circumstances where other family members crumbled. Many mistakes were made by certain characters, and while some stood by and let evil unfold, others were vigilant and watchful for truth and justice to prevail.

Down to the Potter’s House is not just the usual delightful Christian fiction. This one takes delight a notch higher with plot twists you never see coming. The author is skillful at taking a reader on an amazing journey. A noteworthy mention is her ability to pace time as unfolding events need her to pace them.

A very well done book worthy of high praise!

* Though I offer this review to the public, it is my opinion and simply that. A thank you to the author, Annette Valentine for a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.


About the Author

Annette Valentine is the author of Eastbound from Flagstaff, a love story based on her father and her debut novel, published in 2019. She graduated with distinction from Purdue University and founded an interior design business which spanned a 34-year career in Lafayette, Indiana and Brentwood, Tennessee. Annette’s design expertise spans from the White House, architectural design for Habitat for Humanity housing, to the house next door. She advocates for victims and survivors of human trafficking and speaks in public forums through an 18-year-long affiliation with Toastmasters International. Inspired by authors of children’s books to biographers to World War II historians, Annette writes through the varied lens of colorful experience and the absorbing reality of man’s search for meaning, weaving together compelling stories of family, legacies, and love that endures beyond differences and heartbreak. She and her husband happily reside in the Nashville area.