Blurb (from Amazon):
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.
Sons of Blackbird Mountain is one of those books a reader wants to take their time reading. I wanted to savor every word, so much so, that I had to read it twice. Joanne Bischof is the master at capturing emotions within a story. She, also, perfectly describes the area where the book is based. I loved Aven, but my favorite character would have to be, without a doubt, Thor. I love him!
I give Sons of Blackbird Mountain a well deserved five plus stars. I can not wait to read the next book in the Blackbird Mountain series.
I received this book from the author, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.