Another week is here and I have to say, I loved participating in last week’s ‘Waiting on Wednesdays’ meme that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week I’m taking it a little further by adding a book synopsis for you, along with my thoughts and cover art! I sincerely hope you like it.
It was also great to visit other book blogs and see what their ‘Waiting on Wednesdays’ picks were. We all have such diverse tastes, and I rarely saw the same book repeated twice. What a fantastic way to add books to one’s TBR (to be read) pile!
Without further ado, my pick for this week is the forthcoming ~September 1, 2015~The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick (William Morrow).
I chose this book because it’s something outside of the realm of books I’ve been reading. For quite a while, I’ve been mainly focusing on women’s fiction, chicklit, and some mystery and suspense. It’s not often that I read a novel that incorporates some fantasy, or magic, into the novels. I’ve enjoyed Alice Hoffman in the past, and the Goodreads blurb below suggests fans of Practical Magic (a novel by Hoffman) might enjoy this one, too. To me, this book suggests it might have notes similar to A Birth House (Ami McKay, Vintage Canada, 2007), which I loved! Perhaps it’s just the usage of herbs and other mystical remedies that is similar, but I loved that aspect of McKay’s first novel. Nonetheless, I’m intrigued!
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?
So, what do you think? Does that sound like a good novel or what?!?
I’ll be making the rounds, but if you comment and have your own WoW, please leave a link below.