Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Review: Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof (+Blog Tour Giveaway!)



About the book:
A Tale of Family, Brotherhood, and the Healing Power of Love

After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norgaard is beckoned to give up her life in Norway to become a housekeeper in the rugged hills of Nineteenth-Century Appalachia. Upon arrival, she finds herself in the home of her late husband’s cousins—three brothers who make a living by brewing hard cider on their three-hundred acre farm. Yet even as a stranger in a foreign land, Aven has hope to build a new life in this tight-knit family.

But her unassuming beauty disrupts the bond between the brothers. The youngest two both desire her hand, and Aven is caught in the middle, unsure where—and whether—to offer her affection. While Haakon is bold and passionate, it is Thor who casts the greatest spell upon her. Though Deaf, mute, and dependent on hard drink to cope with his silent pain, Thor possesses a sobering strength.

As autumn ushers in the apple harvest, the rift between Thor and Haakon deepens and Aven faces a choice that risks hearts. Will two brothers’ longing for her quiet spirit tear apart a family? Can she find a tender belonging in this remote, rugged, and unfamiliar world?

A haunting tale of struggle and redemption, Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a portrait of grace in a world where the broken may find new life through the healing mercy of love.
My rating:
5 stars
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My thoughts:

Sons of Blackbird Mountain was amazing. The story tackles some difficult subjects (including alcoholism), but I loved the way redemption was portrayed in the book.

The characters and their struggles were so real and I could feel for them. There were some heart-wrenching moments in the book that I did not see coming and were hard to read.

I loved the romance story. It was so sweet and I was rooting for Aven to end up with a certain someone. ;) I liked the way ASL and deafness was handled in this book. It was eye-opening in some ways, because it was so believable, and I could feel for Thor.

All in all, Sons of Blackbird Mountain was difficult for me to put down. I started and finished the book so quickly and I loved every minute of it. I cannot wait to read the next book and definitely recommend this one!


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Find the book on:
Amazon, Goodreads




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Remembrancy, July 14
Vicky sluiter, July 15
By The Book, July 16
Bigreadersite, July 17
amandainpa, July 18






To celebrate her tour, Joanne is giving away
Grand prize of a country crate, a jar of apple butter, a bag of gummy berries, journal, bath salts, honey spoons, copper earrings, and a blackbird sign!!



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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for your great review on "Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof and for being part of the blog tour with Celebrate Lit.

    This book sounds amazing and I'd love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. Looking forward to reading another of your books. Finished Lady and Lionheart recently. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  3. Normally the cover does not get me to read the book but in this case I would make an exception.

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  4. Joanne Bischof's books are always so beautifully written and her heroes are not ordinary. Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a terrific book!

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  5. This book sounds like something different to read. I think I would really enjoy it.
    perrianne(DOT)askew(AT)me(DOT)com
    Perrianne Askew

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  6. I am really looking forward to reading this one. I love the cover! Nice review!

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