Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: The Rain Sparrow by Linda Goodnight

The Rain Sparrow
by Linda Goodnight

Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 375
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Famous yet anonymous, thriller writer Hayden Winters lives a life colored by lies. Deeply ashamed of his past, his hunger for an honest relationship and dreams of starting a family remain unsatisfied, and he can trust no one with his secrets. He's determined to outrun his personal demons, but the charming old Peach Orchard Inn and a woman whose presence is as gentle as a sparrow's song stops him in his tracks. 

Carrie Riley is afraid of everything from flying to thunderstorms, and pretty much of life itself. But meeting the enigmatic writer staying at the inn emboldens her to learn everything about him. When they discover a fragile boy hiding at the inn, Hayden is honor-bound to help Carrie protect him. Soon they're led to a centuries-old mystery that haunts Hayden's sleep, and his only safe haven is Carrie. As the secrets of the past and present force their lives to become entwined, all that's left to come to light is love—if the grim truth doesn't tear them apart first.

Kritters Thoughts:  Book #2 in the series and let me say before I go any further that this is one of those series that you really should start at book 1, so be warned that the things I say may be spoilers, so only read on if you are willing to be just a little spoiled.

Just like in the first book, there are two storylines, the present day at Peach Orchard Inn and a historical storyline at the same Peach Orchard Inn.  The present day storyline focuses on a different main character from the first - Hayden is a visiting writer who decided to head to this small town in Tennessee to write his next hit.  The historical storyline picks up shortly after the first book and although focuses on a different character, this one seemed a little more cohesive to the first book compared to the present day story.  I adored that the historical storyline continued on.  I loved that it was fluid from one book to the next.  

I loved Hayden as the main character and his potential relationship with a townsperson Carrie was fun to see a new kid in town and a person from book 1.  Just like the first book, the historical storyline and present day storyline have common themes and at times it was a little cheesy how aligned they were, but it in no way ruined the book for me.  

Tomorrow I read the latest addition to this series, book 3, come back to see if I liked it as much as book 1 and 2!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2017 Challenge: 24 out of 50

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