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A Women's Fictional Novel That Should Be Fiction For All.
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2019
Women's fiction is a wonderful category, however, in this instance, I feel an entire group of readers are being somewhat left out...it should be 'Fiction.' Men and Women would enjoy this skillfully written novel about life. Yes, the book follows the perspective of various ladies, however, men are central to each's story.
Set in a small town in Alabama, the tale commences. We have a reporter's viewpoint. The occurrence of 'four and twenty blackbirds.' Yes, just like in the children's song. The bird watching society is abuzz with this exciting fact.
More locally, everyone knows about the birds, even though they only sing at midnight to one. More concerning to the town folk is that an unknown person is taking over the beloved Blackbird Cafe. Gossip is flowing. speculation is strong, and the crux of the matter comes down to 'who's her people?" Can she bake? Will the pies continue?
The tale from multiple perspective, covering sixty days, is masterfully told. I knew when I read the simple description of 'lemon verbena soap' that I was going to sit back and become immersed within this novel. And, I did.
The tale in short, is about, people overcoming challenges and finding a better solution than they had been facing. It's about working together instead of solo. It's about life.
Please read this novel. Tell your friends, book store owners, librarians, and get the word out. This book is an important one.