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Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: Blackbird Mountain Series, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

From the best-selling award-winning author of The Lady and the Lionheart

“Beloved author Joanne Bischof doesn’t disappoint with her latest beautifully written, heartrending tale...a quick favorite for historical romance readers.” (Elizabeth Byler Younts, author of The Solace of Water)

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 19th-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 300 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 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.

©2018 Joanne Bischof (P)2018 Thomas Nelson Publishers

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  • Pandy
  • 06-05-19

Most eloquently written book ever!!!

I am so amazed with Joanne Bischof's books. Every time I read one, I cannot wait for the next one. You can tell Ms. Bischof does her research and you feel like you are there in the story as you read it. Definitely a page turner! I could not put it down until I was completely done. I am patiently waiting for book 2, "Daughters of Northern Shore" and I pray she doesn't stop with book 2! Such an amazing story and setting!

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  • Vicky
  • 28-11-18

Best Birthday Gift Ever!

I have to say Joanne does it again. I just love it when a book becomes an epic series. I can't wait for the next book. I just love that this book came out on my birthday.

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  • Britt98
  • 29-09-18

Beautiful Narration for a Beautiful Novel!

I already knew that I loved this book, as I had read it before in its print edition. But, I am so glad that I also purchased the audiobook. The narrator did such a good job with the accents of these characters, from Aven's Irish brogue to the Virginia southern accents of the brothers. I also enjoyed her "narrator" voice as well. The entire feeling of the story was captured perfectly with this audiobook and it is definitely a favorite that I have listened to.

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  • Patiotoole
  • 11-07-18

Beautiful & Resonating

What an incredible read. I don’t know how to describe the beauty of this book — the world, the characters, the joy and the sorrows, the struggles, challenges and triumphs. The bond of brothers even as each one is so unique from the other. The women who care for them and the women whom they love.

Thor and Aven grabbed my heart and squeezed it tight and I am thrilled to find that there will be more from Blackbird Mountain yet to come.

The audio narration was also wonderful.

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  • Susan P
  • 18-06-19

Oh.My.Word!!

Why did this stay on my TBR pile so long?? I loved this story about 3 brothers and their life on Blackbird Mountain. Then comes Aven, the wife of a cousin that died. And then there is Thor {sigh!}. The narrator does an excellent job with Aven's Irish accent. Just listen to the book! We have already started on the 2nd book!!

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  • Heather Pollock
  • 30-05-19

I really enjoyed this book

beautiful story. characters are relatable and down to earth. this book is a great read.

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  • andi
  • 26-05-19

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

This is the first story I've heard from this author, and I enjoyed the look at life in the post civil war south. Actually, several years post war.

You have a young Irish woman, who'd been in the workhouse until a man proposes marriage to her to escape her fate. She spends her married life in Norway, her husband's homeland for four years until he is unable to escape the demons of drink and hangs himself. Now she is newly arrived at his family in America's farm to help his aunt raise the three lads.

The three lads turn out to be grown men, the aunt has passed away and the farm is full of beautiful apple orchards used for manufacturing the best liquor around. They employ and house former slaves to work in the orchards to the annoyance of their staunchly southern neighbors that just happen to like white sheets for things other than covering their beds at night.

This story takes and develops many of the relationships of these people. Brother to brother, brothers to widowed cousin, neighbors to employees, and neighbors to neighbors. You also get a peek at the world of the deaf and the ideas of treatments at the time. It is a story about second chances, forgiveness, hope and family relations, and a bit of romance to keep you interested.