Sons of Blackbird Mountain

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.


My Review

This is a lovely first book in this series from author, Joanne Bischol. It is my first book also by this author. The time period and the characters are lovely. It was obvious from the beginning who Aven would end up with by the end of the story. Yet, it was still a nice story to read.

The three brothers are Jorgan, Haakon, and Thor. Jorgan is more of the father figure of the three. Haakon walks around with a major chip on his shoulder and it shows as he has a sour attitude and thinks everyone owes him. Finally, there is Thor. He is the quietest of the three bothers but I would say that he is a tortured soul. Eventually, Aven helps Thor to find peace and within doing so finds love as well.

This is a beautiful story of love, loss, tragedy, and family. Yet, I struggled to find that full committed bond that I was looking for within this story. It was like it was there within my grasp but I couldn't quite grab it. Although, I found at the same time that I couldn't stop reading this book.


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About Joanne Bischof

A Christy and Carol Award winner, Joanne Bischof writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children.

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Joann Bischof’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 20th: Black ‘n Gold Girl’s Book Spot
Tuesday, August 21st: Let Them Read Books
Wednesday, August 22nd: Reflections from my Bookshelves
Thursday, August 23rd: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Friday, August 24th: What is That Book About – author guest post
Monday, August 27th: Read Till Dawn
Monday, August 27th: @abookishpeach
Tuesday, August 28th: Running Through the Storms
Wednesday, August 29th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, August 30th: Read Eat Repeat
Tuesday, September 4th: The Lit Bitch
Wednesday, September 5th: Blooming with Books
Thursday, September 6th: @createexploreread
Monday, September 10th: Broken Teepee
Tuesday, September 11th: Splashes of Joy
Wednesday, September 12th: Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Thursday, September 13th: View from the Birdhouse
Friday, September 14th: The Sketchy Reader and @thesketchyreader


 

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