About the Book
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 place?
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.
About the Author
An ECPA Christy Award winner and an ACFW Carol Award winner, Joanne Bischof writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the reader’s heartstrings. Joanne’s 2016 novel, THE LADY AND THE LIONHEART, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from Romantic Times Book Reviews among other critical acclaim. Joanne has a long-standing passion for romance and a budding fervor for theology. She is more and more awed by how wondrously the two go hand in hand. She lives in the mountains of southern California with her three children and is represented by Sandra Bishop of Transatlantic Literary Agency.
In book one of the Blackbird Mountain series, Sons of Blackbird Mountain, author Joanne Bischof has created a beautiful and inspiring story that readers will be drawn to from the turn of the first page. This is a uniquely written story in that one of the main characters, Thor Norgaard, is deaf. Bischof capture the emotions and spirit of Thor and brings him to life in a way that readers will absolutely adore. And Readers will love the sweet and delightful romance between widowed Aven Norgaard and Thor. This is a story that will pull at the heartstrings of readers as they come to know the characters through their struggles and triumphs. Bischof is a natural storyteller and will capture and ignite the tender emotions of her readers.
Series: Blackbird Mountain
Genre: historical, romance, Christian
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication date: July 3, 2018
Number of pages: 339
Other books in the series:
2-Daughters of Northern Shores (releasing March 2019)
An ARC review copy of this book was provided by the author’s street team, as well as an audio copy purchased from Audible. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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