Book Review: Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio


Title: Blackberry Winter

Author: Sarah Jio

Genre: Mystery/Fiction

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.

Rating: 5/5

If You Wanna Read: Amazon Link 

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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

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