Bonny Layton’s Newly Released “Jewel in the Rough” Is a Refreshing Look at Man’s Hopeless Attempts to Play Hide-and-Seek with God’s Bigger Purpose for His Life

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“Jewel in the Rough” from Christian Faith Publishing author Bonny Layton is a story of a man who flees from an abusive father and gets drawn into a web of intrigue and fugitive flight.

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“Jewel in the Rough”: a captivating illustration of God’s love and mercy to everyone and a masterful manifestation that God can turn one’s sadness into happiness and a celebration of love. “Jewel in the Rough” is the creation of published author Bonny Layton, a retired professional with Bachelor of Science degree in nursing who enjoys writing colorful stories about strong people in an honest and easy writing style.

Layton writes, “There’s something about jewels. We admire them, covet them, pursue them, protect them, and sometimes kill for them. And such is the setting for Jewel in the Rough. But Pierre doesn’t know or suspect any of this when he flees from an abusive father and gets drawn into a web of intrigue and fugitive flight. His adventures take him all over the country while he’s running from faceless enemies of his imagination and in pursuit of one very real nemesis. Along the way, he is welcomed by some strangers and set up to take the fall by others. Pierre encounters several glimpses of God’s hand at work on his behalf. He learns about integrity and character, and he learns about the depravity of his own rebel heart. But God sees a jewel in Pierre and turns all his calamity into a celebration of love. Pierre isn’t running anymore.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Bonny Layton’s new book is a delightful account that will make readers laugh at Pierre’s predicament at times and then grieve for his hurting heart’s desire to do the right thing at other times.

With this purpose, Layton aims to remind the reader that one can always feel the presence of God, even in the darkest hours of life.

View a synopsis of “Jewel in the Rough” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Jewel in the Rough” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Jewel in the Rough,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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