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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio

Title:  Blackberry Winter
Author:  Sarah Jio
Publisher:  Plume
Release Date:  September 25, 2012
Pages:  288
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
About the Book:  Seattle, 1933. Single mother Vera Ray kisses her three-year-old son, Daniel, goodnight and departs to work the night-shift at a local hotel. She emerges to discover that a May-Day snow has blanketed the city, and that her son has vanished. Outside, she finds his beloved teddy bear lying face-down on an icy street, the snow covering up any trace of his tracks, or the perpetrator's.
Seattle, 2010. Seattle Herald reporter Claire Aldridge, assigned to cover the May 1 "blackberry winter" storm and its twin, learns of the unsolved abduction and vows to unearth the truth. In the process, she finds that she and Vera may be linked in unexpected ways...

Wanda's Review:  This is storytelling at its best. This was the first book I read by this author and I was hooked.  Sarah Jio effortlessly spins two stories together that are separated by nearly a century. A captivating storyline you'll not soon forget that combines both a love story and mystery with much emotion. The beautifully written poignant ending will tug at your heart. A superlative novel by a talented author - don't miss this one! My Rating is 5 stars.

The Author:
Sarah Jio