Thursday, July 3, 2008

On Sparrow Hill

Title: ON SPARROW HILL
Author: Maureen Lang
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
February 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4143-1346-7
Genre: Inspirational/women’s fiction

Rebecca Seabrooke is the curator was Quentin Hollinworth’s family estate. She’s had a crush on Quentin ever since she was a little girl, and now that he’s a handsome and kind adult, it is still difficult to remember that the different social classes don’t mix. Now, she just wants to make Quentin’s estate the most successful historic home in England.

After receiving an email from family in America, Rebecca and Quentin head to the family vault to see if they can find any information on this line of the family. What they uncover instead are letters written by Berrie Hamilton, one of Quentin’s ancestors. While reading the letters, one of Quentin’s cousins, Dana Martin Walker comes to visit, and she is concerned that her baby may be mentally challenged. Will Berrie’s ancient letters hold the keys to both Dana’s and Rebecca’s futures?

ON SPARROW HILL is another winner by talented author, Maureen Lang. This book is the sequel to The Oak Leaves. Both books stand alone, but readers might want to read The Oak Leaves first to learn a bit more about the fragile X syndrome, which is key in both of these books.

I enjoyed getting to know Rebecca, Quentin, and Dana, and visiting this historic estate in England through the pages of ON SPARROW HILL. The time period is a bit confusing at first as one chapter is written in modern times and the next is written in historical, in Berrie’s point of view. Both stories are interesting and they do tie together seamlessly. $12.99. 400 pages.

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