Title: Blackberry Winter
Author: Sarah Jio
Story: 1933: A mothers worst nightmare is confirmed when her three year old son is kidnapped during a freak snow storm. Decades later, the snow storm returns on the exact same day to tell the story of what happened to baby Daniel Ray.
What Worked: This story had a lot of moving parts, and every single piece came together perfectly, wrapped in a beautiful cover. The book wasn’t too long, or too short. The story was believable but still interesting – and relatable. I loved the toggling back and forth between story lines. The parallels between the two main characters were undeniable and touching.
What Needed Work: I wouldn’t have changed a thing. It was well written. Not “too much” of anything. I finished the book completely satisfied. The title, the length, the length of chapters, the story, the cover, the characters, the craft – all spectacular.
Overall: You’ve heard the cliche “I couldn’t put it down”. I really couldn’t. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. My bath water got cold, and I sat there shivering trying to finish chapters. I chose this book based on a google search of types of story lines and architecture of book, so I kind of knew what I was getting myself into – but I was pleasantly surprised by the magnitude of the story in such a short novel.
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