A few months ago, Joanne at Whole Latte Life suggested the book "Ice Queen" by Alice Hoffman. I read the book and became a fan of the author. Today I finished my third book by her, entitled, "Blackbird House" and loved it.
The following review comes from a reader over on Amazon.com.
"Blackbird House is a series of interconnected short stories. While they can surely be read one at a time, if they are read together loosely as a novel they will provide most readers with another of Ms. Hoffman's books steeped in wonderful characterizations and magic realism. Every sense is awakened as one digests her flowing words. We feel her characters joys and losses, revel in her descriptions of nature and animals and hope for a good outcome for her characters lives as they unfold before our eyes. With the house as a backdrop and one of her most endearing characters, Ms. Hoffman provides her readers with pages filled with unusual people, magical places and events which challenge the emotions of the human heart. So entranced was I by some of the passages and stories, I was forced to close the book for a few minutes and take deep breaths before I could go on to read more.."
This review sums up, perfectly, my own feelings about the book. In fact, I enjoyed the book so much, my next giveaway is going to be a copy of "Blackbird House" by Ms. Hoffman. The drawing will take place on April 1st.