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Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Sparrow Sisters by Ellen Herrick

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Review by Suze
The Sparrow Sisters, Sorrel, Nettie and Patience, are famous in Granite Point. Their nursery is flourishing and Patience's healing powers are very important to the inhabitants of the town. When Henry Carlyle moves into town to work as the new local doctor he's intrigued by them. He doesn't understand the sisters very well though. He doesn't believe in anything but science, but he wants to know how Patience works. He's curious and doesn't expect to feel a deep connection to her at all, but something happens to him when he sees her.
When something tragic happens in Granite Point there are people who want to blame someone. Slowly everything the people in Granite Point used to love is changing and Patience is at the center of it. The people in Granite Point used to love her, but now doubt is creeping in and that is the worst thing that could have happened to the town...
The Sparrow Sisters is a beautiful story about a remarkable woman who has the most amazing healing powers. The Sparrow Sisters are fascinating and they each have their own special features. I loved that about them and couldn't wait to find out more about their abilities. Patience is special and she has such a remarkable personality. I enjoyed reading about the way she handles situations very much. Henry is a kind man, but he has his beliefs and it isn't easy to change them. I loved reading about the connection he has with Patience and couldn't wait to find out what would happen to them. I instantly liked the main characters. What I also liked were the setting and Ellen Herrick's way of writing.
I knew I was going to like this book as soon as I read the first sentence. It was love at first sight for me. I think the story is fantastic. It's a contemporary fairytale. There's magic in Ellen Herrick's words, they're both beautiful and enchanting. I think this novel is absolutely brilliant. If you like the genre, you will definitely fall in love with this story. The Sparrow Sisters is a book I want to read again and again and again. 


  1. Oh my gosh. I absolutely adore fairytale-esque books. Your gushing has got me interested - plus I really like the simple beauty of the cover. Lovely review, Suze!

    1. The cover of the paperback is even more stunning as it's iridescent. It's such a great book, you'd love it.

  2. I would love this book. Unfortunately, people's opinions can turn to the worst when disaster strikes. This cover is really lovely.