Friday, May 13, 2011

On Hummingbird Wings: Review and Giveaway

About The Book:


"But Mother is always dying," is Gillian Ormsby's sarcastic response when her younger, favored sister tells her that she has to go take care of their hypochondriac mother. Much against her will, since she and her mother never have gotten along, Gillian arrives in California to find the garden and yard dead, the blinds all drawn, and her mother indeed in bed--waiting to die. But when Gillian talks with the doctor, he assures her there's no medical reason behind her mother's state.

Now on a mission to restore her mother to health, Gillian insists Mother get out of bed, eat, exercise and hopefully, choose to live. She also sets about reviving the garden to its former glory, enlisting the help of Adam, a handsome man who owns a family gardening business with his father. Gillian is delighted when a pair of hummingbirds appear, and her friendship with Adam grows. 

Soon, Mother's health improves, and one day she announces she and her friend Enzio are going on a cruise. Before Gillian has time to turn around, her mother is gone and she is left high and dry again, and wondering, what is she going to do with the rest of her own life?

About The Author:

Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists, and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence, and cancer within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy.

Visit her Web site at www.laurainesnelling.com

My Review:

On Hummingbird Wings is a wonderful read that examines the dynamics of adult relationships, particularly those between siblings and parents. It’s a very easy read, taking me only a few hours, so perfect for a day at the beach or during your child’s nap or quiet time. As a Christian novel, it does reference God, scripture and coming back to our faith as underlying themes. A lovely novel, well-written and with very well developed characters and storylines all combine to make this a great book!

I highly recommend On Hummingbird Wings and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase On Hummingbird Wings by Lauraine Snelling online through Amazon – it is also available through your local bookseller

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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

29 comments:

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  7. Another book I'd like to read from Hachette Books is When You Are Down to Nothing, God Is Up to Something by Robert Schuller .

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  12. I would love to read Breaking Free also by Lauraine Snelling.

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  19. This sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing.

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  20. I would like to read The Story of a Beautiful Girl

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  24. Sounds like a book I'd love to read! :)
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  25. Oops, I forgot to say (above) that one other book I'm interested in reading is Broken Wings.

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