I read a lot. I would guess that I average about 40 books a year. It’s not uncommon that I spend a few hours on a “me day” and finish a book in one sitting. It just recharges me like nothing else can. I love getting lost in worlds that aren’t our own and experiencing things that I otherwise never would.
I love sharing that feeling. That’s what this Books in Review blog series is about. Sharing that feeling.
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Quick Synopsis: The women of the Sparrow family have lived in New England for generations. Each is born in the month of March, and at the age of thirteen, each develops an unusual gift. Elinor can literally smell a lie. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people’s dreams as they’re dreaming them. Granddaughter Stella, newly a teen, has just developed the ability to see how other people will die. Ironically, it is their gifts that have kept Elinor and Jenny apart for the last twenty-five years. But as Stella struggles to cope with her disturbing clairvoyance, the unthinkable happens: One of her premonitions lands her father in jail, wrongly accused of homicide. The ordeal leads Stella to the grandmother she’s never met and to Cake House, the Sparrow ancestral home full of talismans and fraught with history. Now three generations of estranged Sparrow women must come together to turn Stella’s potential to ruin into a potential to redeem.
My Thoughts: I really wasn’t all too enthused when my book club selected this book. I just don’t usually enjoy books about magic and witchcraft. The book definitely isn’t my “type”. But, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It actually reminded me a lot of Wuthering Heights which is one of my all-time favorites. It’s more of a story about family and regretting the past and watching your children, hoping they won’t repeat your mistakes. I highly, highly recommend it!
My Rating: 4/5 Stars