Guardian Spirit by Sarah Martin Byrd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a book I wouldn't normally pick up, but I'm glad I did. And the reason being is totally unrelated to the main plot of a mother, Millie, getting herself and her children away from an abusive husband/father. It is because it is abundant in magical descriptions about the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I sometimes felt like I was right there. Sarah weaves her words together with such simple beauty it seemed it was written with effortlessness. I was transported from one moment to the next as if I was floating on a leaf down a gentle stream.
I especially loved the moments with Sadie, Millie's daughter. I warmed to Sadie almost instantly and looked forward to experiencing more moments with her. Such a fragile, yet determined and confident little soul. I just wanted to take her in my arms and give her great big hug!
This is definitely worth a read especially if you're the type of person who likes to curl up in front of the fire on a rainy day.
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