Well folks- the week of Book Talk with R & T is coming to a close (big dramatic sigh!) It’s been a great week- a good book was picked and we’ve had some great social media happening! Before we delve into this final post, some housekeeping!
Be sure and check out Ivory Owl Reviews as she’s super fab and the best Book BFF a girl can ask for. Also give her review a looking over if you are on the fence about getting The Sparrow Sisters! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, as well! Want to know more about Ellen Herrick? We have an interview! And lastly, if Rhiannon’s review didn’t convince you- maybe my review will! Continue reading
Photo Credit: William Morrow 9/1
This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Sparrow Sisters
Summary from Goodreads:
With echoes of the alchemy of Practical Magic, the lushness of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and the darkly joyful wickedness of the Witches of East End, Ellen Herrick’s debut novel spins an enchanting love story about a place where magic whispers just beneath the surface and almost anything is possible, if you aren’t afraid to listen
The Sparrow sisters are as tightly woven into the seaside New England town of Granite Point as the wild sweet peas that climb the stone walls along the harbor. Sorrel, Nettie and Patience are as colorful as the beach plums on the dunes and as mysterious as the fog that rolls into town at dusk.
Patience is the town healer and when a new doctor settles into Granite Point he brings with him a mystery so compelling that Patience is drawn to love him, even as she struggles to mend him. But when Patience Sparrow’s herbs and tinctures are believed to be implicated in a local tragedy, Granite Point is consumed by a long-buried fear—and its three hundred year old history resurfaces as a modern day witch-hunt threatens. The plants and flowers, fruit trees and high hedges begin to wither and die, and the entire town begins to fail; fishermen return to the harbor empty-handed, and blight descends on the old elms that line the lanes.
It seems as if Patience and her town are lost until the women of Granite Point band together to save the Sparrow. As they gather, drawing strength from each other, will they be able to turn the tide and return life to Granite Point?
The Sparrow Sisters is a beautiful, haunting, and thoroughly mesmerizing novel that will capture your imagination.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
When I first heard about this book at BEA, I was incredibly stoked about this book. I was even more AHHHHH when I actually met Ellen Herrick and heard her talk about THE SPARROW SISTERS. Continue reading
Hello! Back when I attended BEA 2015 and heard about this book, I just knew this would be a contender for Book Talk With R&T!
As the discussion began for the next Book Talk, I suggested this and Gates of Evangeline (a book I LOVED) and we debated back and forth. Forth and back. Up and down. Down and up. I was about to the point of wanting to consult a psychic about which book to choose.
And here we are. Choices were made. Interview lined up. Giveaway procured. Enjoy!
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of Book Talk With R & T- give my fabulous co-host, Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews some major loving! And then check out Ellen Herrick on Twitter and Facebook. Be sure and give her some bookish love on 9/1 as THE SPARROW SISTERS hits the shelves! Continue reading