This beautiful book cover hides a story within its pages that is even more exquisite than the artwork. The author’s writing style drew me in from the very first paragraph and I was transported back in time to watch this heartachingly tender story unfold.
These characters were absolutely captivating. From the first time Aven met the Norgaard brothers and uncertainty ruled her thoughts, to the sarcastic quips that Haakon threw into conversations, to the emotions and connection that begin to build between Aven and Thor, I was caught up in this family’s story and did not want to stop reading.
I loved that the main character, Thor, was deaf. Aven and Thor’s story was even more meaningful to me as I watched both of them work to overcome the barrier between them. The author tackled some weighty subjects in Sons of Blackbird Mountain and she did so with grace and a realistic touch.
I loved this story from start to finish and eagerly await the second book in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
When Aven Norgaard leaves Norway to serve as housekeeper to her late husband’s cousins in Appalachia, she expects lads in need of care, not three grown men—each in need of a wife and bound by a powerful brotherhood. As the men carve out a living by brewing artisan liquor, young Haakon’s pursuit tempts Aven’s lonely spirit . . . but it is his deaf brother, Thor, whose silent strength shows her the depths of real love.
Unable to speak to any woman, Thor Norgaard never anticipates Aven will befriend him, let alone treat him as her safe harbor. Though hard cider is their livelihood and his greatest talent, he fights his way to sobriety with Haakon’s help, defying the bottle for Aven’s hand—only to face a battle of the heart that tests even the strongest bonds of brotherhood.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An ECPA Christy Award winner and an ACFW Carol Award winner, Joanne Bischof writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. Joanne’s 2016 novel, THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from Romantic Times Book Reviews among other critical acclaim. Joanne has a long-standing passion for romance and a budding fervor for theology. She is more and more awed by how wondrously the two go hand in hand. She lives in the mountains of southern California with her three children and is represented by Sandra Bishop of Transatlantic Literary Agency.