Friday, August 30, 2013

RE:View | The Language of Sparrows by Rachel Phifer

Ah, time yet again for a review post. It really has been too long but I've been so busy! I am close to finishing another book as well and hope to have the review posted soon so be on the look out for JoAnn Durgin's "Awakening" as well!

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There are some books you come across and you don't know what to expect. You may remember that I have decided not to read (or re-read in some cases) the back covers of books before I take them on to review. Well, that was the case with The Language of Sparrows.

Something happens when I'm about to read a book... I get excited, antsy even, wondering just what type of adventure I'm about to go on.  Who am I going to meet? What will their story be? How will it end? This was no different with The Language of Sparrows and I am happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the ride! 

The Language of Sparrows

Sierra Wright knows so much but is able to say so little. After facing great trauma in her life, her mother April has moved their little family to Texas in hopes of a new start. Sierra can't seem to adjust though, despite her extreme intellect.

Sierra finally comes to find a friend in an older man, Luca, who lives near by. Though he is grouchy and rough around the edges from his time in a Romanian gulag years ago, there is more to this man than meets the eye. Unfortunately, no one, including Luca's own son, agrees with this unlikely friendship.

April faces her own issues as well - trying to provide for her daughter, worrying about her daughter's well being, and dealing with her own emotions from her distraught past.

Can these characters come together to find a hope that is beyond their painful pasts? Will they find comfort with each other and in God to overcome what seems to be impossible?

The Language of Sparrows provides deep, intriguing insights into the lives of the main characters. Rachel Phifer has skillfully woven a tale that goes beyond the surface, reaching into the depths of the human heart. I found myself drinking in her words, waiting for the next scene to unfold revealing yet another facet to this beautiful story. It is filled with thought, perspective, and the slightest touch of romance. A great read for someone who desires to engage in a story that will take them beyond the surface.

This novel will take you places you never imagined going, and trust me--you'll love it!

Happy Friday - go read a book! Personally, I'll be in Disneyland...
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I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.