Monday, February 22, 2016

The Rain Sparrow - Pub Week Review

Review by Marlene Engel
Author Hayden Winters is staying in Honey Ridge, Tennessee doing research for his next book.  The bed and breakfast where he’s staying, is known to help those having problems and for having a magical quality to it

While there, he meets Carrie the local librarian who is afraid of just about everything … including the thunderstorm that’s currently happening around them.  Their paths bring them to finding a young boy, wet, frightened and afraid to go home.  They come to find that he’s from an abusive home and lives with an alcoholic father.

Shortly after checking into the B&B Hayden begins to have dreams about a couple who lived around the time of the Civil War; Thad a Union soldier and Josie a Confederate.  It’s when the dreams start to mirror his life that he begins to think that the dreams are trying to tell him something.  

This is an emotionally charged story that deals with real-life issues and abuse.  I enjoyed how the author brought two different eras and seamlessly entwined them into the story.  Although this is the second book in the Honey Ridge series, and I didn’t read the first book, I didn’t have any problems following along with the story.  I now want to get the first book and see how that one ties into this story.  Overall an intriguing book that I would definitely recommend.

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About the Author:
Winner of the RITA Award for excellence in inspirational fiction, Linda Goodnight has also won the Booksellers’ Best, ACFW Book of the Year, and a Reviewers’ Choice Award from Romantic Times Magazine.

Linda has appeared on the Christian bestseller list and her romance novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Active in orphan ministry, this former nurse and teacher enjoys writing fiction that carries a message of hope and light in a sometimes dark world.

She and husband Gene live in Oklahoma with their daughters, Masha & Victoria.  

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