Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Yellow-billed Magpie

Yellow-billed Magpie by Nancy SchoellkopfBook Details:

Book Title:  Yellow-billed Magpie by Nancy Schoellkopf
Category:  Adult Fiction,  214 pages
Genre: Literary / Women's Fiction with magical realism
Publisher:   Butterfly Tree Publishing
Release date:  October 2015
Format available for review:  Print and ebook (PDF)
Will send print books to: USA & Canada
Tour dates: April 3 to 28, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (There are a few non-explicit sex scenes, and a bit of profanity.)

Book Description:

Unlike their black-billed cousins, yellow-billed magpies are rarely found outside California’s central valley. So when they begin showing up in Samantha O’Malley’s dreams, she wonders: are they calling me home?

Disappointed by failed fertility treatments and the break-up of her marriage, Samantha returns to her home town and slips into old habits, resuming her teaching career, even hooking up with an old lover. But she also renews her friendship with Craig, the school custodian she honors as her spiritual guide. The work they do together with Samantha’s special education students will lead her to discoveries she never thought possible.

Yellow-billed Magpie is a love story, a spiritual journey, a quest to look beyond appearances to the mystical rhythms that guide the human heart.

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Nancy Schoellkopf
About the Author:

​Nancy Schoellkopf is the author of Yellow-billed Magpie, the first in her Easter Family series. Nancy has been telling stories and writing poems for many lifetimes. It goes without saying that she'd need a second income, so this time around she has happily taught amazing children in special education classes in two urban school districts in Sacramento, California. A full time writer now, she enjoys lavishing attention on her cats, her garden, and her intriguing circle of family and friends.

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My Review

So I actually got a little confused and ended up reading Red-tailed Hawk by Nancy Schoellkopf and Yellow-billed Magpie by Nancy Schoellkopf second. Thankfully both books can be read as stand alone novels so I did not end up confused.

Samantha O’Malley was a character that I found very easy to understand and I felt like I had a connection with her though her special education students. I have some experience working with special education students so I felt like I could really understand her. 

The author Nancy Schoellkopf  truly did a spectacular job in creating a story with a bit of magic throw in that still seems realistic. There were no glaring plot holes or areas that left me confused. Instead I felt like the book was written in a fun easy going manner that left me hoping for future books in the series.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your review! I'm grateful to be featured on your blog.