I hope you are doing well this beautiful Sunday. A good day to go out and read a book outside.
Like I said in my Current Read post, this weekend I read Jess B. Moore‘s book “The Guilt of a Sparrow” and my last thought was “WOW”. That’s it. I’m still a bit mind blown. I loved the book a lot.
Thank you Rachel, from Rachel’s Random Resources, and Jess B. Moore for the book and a chance to give my honest review in exchange.
Before I show you guys my review (and I’m so excited about that), let me tell you about Jess and her book.
Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.
Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cat, thinking the Internet loves him as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.
The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love. Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and will be available later in 2018.
Magnolia Porter has spent the entirety of her twenty-four years satisfying her mother’s guilt. She was the good girl to her trouble making brother, Lucian – the one left behind to hold her mother together after he died. She is an invisible girl in a small town carrying the burden of her family’s loss and pain. Maggie was nobody trying desperately to be somebody.
Cotton MacKenna is the one with the temper. Of the five MacKenna boys, he’s the one most likely to throw the first punch. Never mind all those fights were a decade ago, all in an attempt to save a sweet girl from her bullying older brother. Now, Cotton has grown up, with his own photography business, yet as the fourth in the line of MacKennas, he would only ever be known for his past. Time for a change.
Maggie and Cotton are more than the labels placed on them, put there by their families, the town, and themselves.
A meddling best friend. Bluegrass jams. Small town gossiping. Love, loss, and family ties. Learning how to be who you are outside of who you were told to be. With humor and plenty of romance, of course.
Purchase Link – http://mybook.to/guiltsparrow
I don’t even know where to beginning with this review. I started the book knowing I would probably love it because it sound like the kind of book I love to read on a Friday night, in bed, with a cup of tea. From the blurb I know it would be a cute romance with some funny moments, strong family ties and just two people trying to figure out their lives. At least that’s what I hoped the book would be like. And I wasn’t wrong.
First of all, I loved it. From the moment we start reading about Maggie and her view of things, as we keep reading about her life and about the people in town (Dom and her friends)… From the moment we met Cotton from Maggie’s point of view to the first chapter in his point of view… I know I was in big trouble.
I found myself so focus in the book that if it wasn’t for my family, my cat and my body (hungry and tired), I wouldn’t have stopped so many times while reading this book.
First of all, loved every single name. So much fun in them! Magnolia and Cotton… So different from the usual names out there.
In some ways I could relate to Maggie and my heart goes out to her. For one, I’m 24 (will be in October, anyways), plus all the dating thing eludes me. Then again, I haven’t been on that many dates. Maybe none… I don’t know. Anyway, the fact that she is just figuring things out is something that I think we all can relate to.
Then there is Cotton. Even though he seems like he has a temper that could make him a danger, he’s such a teddybear. I must admit, I was starting to get mad at him at some point, but then he would do or think something sweet and there goes my heart.
It was a cute romance of two people that love each other. About families, about friendship and about taking care of ourselves for once, instead of just think about all the others. Because seriously, We have to take care of ourselves or we may loose who we really are in the process.
Alyssa and her decision to help out Maggie, reminds me of a conversation I had with one of my best friends, and that made me laugh. It was funny to me. And Dom was just a sweetheart and a good friend.
Overall, I loved it and I just have one thing in my mind: Can Jess B. Moore write about the other MacKenna brothers? Because I think Dom needs a chance in love too.
Do I recommend this book? That’s not even a question people should ask, because they should already be buying the book and starting to read it.
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