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.
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.
of Blackbird Mountain is a quiet gem of a historical romance.
Refreshingly real and honest in its depiction of flawed but lovable
individuals, it introduces characters readers will want to meet again.'
. . the novel provides an interesting glimpse of the time period and
some complex social issues among neighbors in an area still recovering
from the Civil War.'
'VERDICT Christy- and Carol Award-winning
author Bischof (The Lady and the Lionheart) creates endearing characters
and a heartwarming story line in this unforgettable novel about the
power of family, love, and the true meaning of home. Fans of Kristy
Cambron, Julie Klassen, and Susan Meissner will love this one.'