Review: Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

A couple of months ago, I won a copy of Molly Beth Griffin's Silhouette of a Sparrow through a giveaway hosted by Laura at BookSnob. Thanks to an incredibly stormy 4-day weekend with plenty of reading time, I finally got around to this one. This book also completed my "book a week" reading goal that I began at the start of the year!Title: Silhouette of a SparrowAuthor: Molly Beth GriffinPublisher: Milkweed EditionsReleased: September 2012Source: publisher (giveaway)Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodreadsSynopsis (from Goodreads):In the summer of 1926, sixteen-year-old Garnet Richardson is sent to a lake resort to escape the polio epidemic in the city. She dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology and visiting the famous new amusement park--a summer…

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Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble

Title: Stargazey PointAuthor: Shelley NoblePublisher: William MorrowExpected Release: July 9, 2013Source: publisher (Edelweiss)Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodreadsSynopsis (from Goodreads):Devastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarian Abbie Sinclair thinks she has nothing left to give by the time she arrives in Stargazey Point. Once a popular South Carolina family destination, the town's beaches have eroded, local businesses are closing, and skyrocketing taxes are driving residents away. Stargazey Point, like Abbie, is fighting to survive. But Abbie is drawn slowly into the lives of the people around her: the Crispin siblings, three octogenarians sharing a looming plantation house; Cab Reynolds, who left his work as an industrial architect to refurbish his uncle's antique carousel, a childhood sanctuary; Ervina, an…

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Book Trailer Tuesday: The Returned by Jason Mott

Today I thought I'd feature The Returned by Jason Mott for Book Trailer Tuesday (hosted by Mary at BookHounds). I'll be reading it soon, and I have to say, the premise behind this debut novel has me completely intrigued.Elderly couple Harold and Lucille Hargrave tragically lost their only son when he was just eight years old. Decades later, he appears on their doorstep, still eight years old. But it's not just their son who is back from the dead: "All over the world people's loved ones are returning from beyond. No one knows how or why this is happening, whether it's a miracle or a sign of the end."If you have a bit of extra time, you can also watch this interview and audience Q&A with Jason…

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