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WHEN MOCKING BIRDS SING BY BILLY COFFEY REVIEWED


When Mocking Birds Sing
By Billy Coffey
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 4, 2013)
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1401688217
ASIN: B00B7QRB7Q
333 pages


About Author: Billy Coffey says: “I write about what I see and wrap a story around it, which often results in characters who realize stumbling through life is okay because it's still moving forward. That seems appropriate, I think. In the end we're all doing the best we can with what we have, smiling through the fear we face, and trying to find the beauty in life's sameness. So I watch and I listen, and what doesn't end up in a book will usually find its way to my blog, What I Learned Today.”

About Book: What marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child?

Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice.

Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on—there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man.

Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter . . . or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does.

While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah’s paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man’s heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone’s lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice:

Will they cling to what they know . . . or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?

What I Think: I was excited to receive an e-book copy of this book from Thomas Nelson to review.  I enjoyed Snow Day so much. It was a slice of life story I enjoyed very much. Couldn’t wait to see where this author would go next.

I like what Billy says about his stories, “I write about what I see and wrap a story around it, which often results in characters who realize stumbling through life is okay because it's still moving forward. That seems appropriate, I think. In the end we're all doing the best we can with what we have, smiling through the fear we face, and trying to find the beauty in life's sameness. So I watch and I listen, and what doesn't end up in a book will usually find its way to my blog, What I Learned Today.”

It’s so true. This author’s books are fun, his characters feel real and captured my heart. They are the kind of characters that become friends you want to hang out with. I also enjoyed the small town setting where everyone knows your name and your business! Grin!

This story was taken from an event that happened in his daughters’ childhood experience. I enjoyed this enchanting book that made the cares of the day disappear! I look forward to this author’s next book!

Nora :o)
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2 comments:

  1. I would love to win the book, "When Mockingbirds Sing". Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Hi, Library Lady;

    This is Just a REVIEW - I am do not have any books go giveaway.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Nora :o)

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