Sunday 21 November 2010

Guardian Spirit, by Sarah Martin Byrd

Guardian SpiritGuardian 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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  1. Looking forward to checking this one out:-)

  2. Thanks for the review, Jess - I must check it out!

  3. that sounds good. I love the Blue Ridge Mountains. I haven't been there for a long time.

  4. I love curling up someplace warm when it's raining outside--and the Blue Ridge Mountains are a beautiful place! Great review, and thanks for it!

  5. I do love to curl up in front a fire. This book sounds interesting.

  6. Sounds like my kind of read. I'll put it on my TBR list. Thanks for the tip.


  7. Great review :) Fireside reading is my cup of tea!

  8. Sounds good, as does the curling up in front of the fire on a rainy day.

  9. Great review - thanks for the tip :)


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