#MMD ModernMrsDarcy Flight Pick for March 2023
#StoryGraph: magical realism reflective southern supernatural
When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother's apartment on Mallow Isalnd, she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors: a girl on the run, two estranged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer, and three ghosts. Each with their own story, Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn't written yet. ~ Publisher
I‘m cracking open another one from @peaknit ‘s #auldlangspine list that I didn‘t get to in January and almost didn‘t get to in February!
Continuing my bookish weekend with my library books 📚 🤓❤
A classic SAA novel! Like Garden Spells & The Sugar Queen, I left Other Birds feeling like I‘d just visited a beautiful location. Set on a southern coastal island, its multi-character perspective of mysterious events and watchful ghosts was just suspenseful enough, just cozy enough to keep me reading all day! I finished reading in a single day at home. Thanks for sharing with our #LMPBC group, @Johanna414 I‘ll be mailing this out asap. 3.5/5⭐️
18 year old Zoey starts a new life in a small town in South Carolina, hoping to put her past behind her. There she meets a similar cast of characters (and their ghosts) and finds an unexpected new family. This book had good plot, though I found the characters to not have a lot of emotional depth. I enjoyed reading it anyway.
Tommy and I are snugged up enjoying the newest SAA book. Even though I bought it the day it came out (preordered, actually), I saved reading it until I knew I had a few days free where I could take my time and savor the book.
It's so difficult not to blast right through it, but I know I only get one chance to read it the first time. Does anyone else feel like that about favorite authors?
Hi #GroupJ I‘m a little late sending out Enchanted Rooms (January seemed filled with too much to get much good reading done), but I will mail ASAP. I have received Other Birds and, now that things have calmed down a bit here, I‘m very eager to read that too!! #LMPBC
An enchanting tale of lost souls, lonely strangers, secrets that shape us, and how the right flock can guide you home.
Another good book by Sarah Addison Allen to finish the month with. Another great story, another great cast of characters. I loved the ending.
This book went from ok to good to very good. I especially liked the end. I love ghost stories. Throw in a little bit of magic, and you have a good read. I‘d say the only downfall is that parts were more than a little far fetched. This is a book that I will be passing on to friends and family. One other thing. I love birds, so that was a big plus for this book.
Book dump- because I‘ve been depressed but at least still reading!
I adore this book, I actually gifted it to my mom for the holidays. The characters were excellent and it certainly was a tear jerker at the end. 4⭐️ #botm
It felt like a ghost story, but it really isn‘t. Could it be a mystery? Well, no. What this wonderful book offers us is a tale about loss, loneliness, pain, hope, and the power of love. We are not meant to live alone, but many of us, including these powerful characters do until we are made whole by the families we create. “And the holes are where the live comes through” (p.261)
If you‘ve loved TJ Klune‘s books, you‘ll love this novel!
A lovely book. I think it's interesting how each of the books I've read for #lmpbc so far have involved found families to one extent or another. Looking forward to the last one! I'll send this off this week @Johanna414 @kellyann28 @Readergrrl
I enjoyed this quiet story about the residents of the Dellawisp, a small apartment in the town of Mallow Island, SC, their secrets, & the untold stories that emerge soon after the death of one of the residents. It‘s a story about grief & healing, loneliness, courage, love (in its many forms), found family, & the connections that people forge.
Started this one last night and so far I‘m enjoying it.
#NationalBirdDay 🐦 #JanuaryJazz 🥳🪅
I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying the tagged book! It fits this cozy little niche where it's charming and sweet without being eye roll inducing and that's a fine line to walk.
I'm on break from my bakery but still baking since it's my hubby's birthday tomorrow. Cookies and cream is his request every single year!
Last book haul of 2022…
Thank you @AmyG , I‘m looking forward to these books! I just read my first Rene Denfeld in the last couple months and loved it, so I bet this one will be great. This bag is so nice, I don‘t have any others this heavy duty, and it looks so Colorado-like 💙. I hope you‘re having a great weekend. Thank you my friend.
This book was everything I needed it to be when I needed it most. Though I had seen this author on a show and had been reading her posts on Instagram, this book was my real introduction to her words that make me want to read all of the words she has ever written.
A delightfully odd story about finding your place and learning to let go. Also includes ghosts. 😎
This was a quick read and very cute! Zoey had energy for daaayyyys 🤣 mailing off today to account for all the holiday mailing #LMPBC @Johanna414 @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover
I have had the #ARC of this one since summer & it should never have taken me so long to get to it & finish it as I love SAA & her charming stories filled with quirky characters & magical realism. Set in South Carolina, at the fictional Dellawisp apartments on Mallow Island, named for the tiny turquoise birds that inhabit the area & it follows the residents when Zoey shows up to spend the summer in the apartment her mother escaped to while alive ⬇️
Full Review and a Recipe at: https://southernersreadtoo.com/2022/12/01/a-wisp-of-hope/
This was a charming book. Despite the terrible childhoods that each character experienced, this book radiated positivity. You found yourself rooting for each character as they began to find the connection they sought with each other. Some portions of the book felt a bit unpolished.
I don't know what to say, other than I loved this one! @kellyann28 I will get it out to you asap! @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover #lmpbc
excited to start 📖
A lovely magical realism book about the residents of a SC condo building, the ghosts they each keep around, and turquoise-colored birds.
11-27-22: My 118th finished book of 2022! This was a lovely story. Zoey has left home to move into her deceased mother‘s condo on Mallow Island in Charleston called the Dellawisp, named after the birds that make their nests in the trees there. Zoey meets the other inhabitants of the Dellawisp, all with interesting origin stories and ghosts from their pasts lingering on. Lives change, ghosts reveal their thoughts, Zoey brings them all together. 💖
11-26-22: Excited to start this one. Heard only good things. 📖💖
I thought I was saving this for Thanksgiving break, but I'm in between audiobooks and knitting projects so now seems as good a time as any to get started 😊 #lmpbc @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover @kellyann28
Snowy day reading❄️❄️❄️
So not my typical genre but I‘ve always enjoyed this authors books when I needed an escape from reality…
This is a cute magical realism book about a charming set of condos with quirky residents and lots of birds. If you for a lovely quick comfort read this a good choice. 4⭐️
Book 188📚 4⭐️
Such a beautiful book🧡
It looks in on the lives of the residence of the Dellawisp🐦🧡 and shows that everyone has their ghosts🤍
I enjoyed this book to to an extent. It wasn‘t really my cup of tea, but I stuck with it. I‘m really glad I did, because I ended up loving the story as a whole. It reminded me that even if you come from different backgrounds you could still be family.
This book was quiet and magical. I'd love to live at the Dellawisp.
This was so good. I loved the setting (what is it about islands?), and the characters (ghosts!). It was charming and lovely.
And my #doublespin for this month's #bookspinbingo!
Harper, you are so very kind to think of me on my birthday. Thank you so very much, my sweet friend. I so look forward to this one. 😘
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I didn‘t realize this would be the perfect read for me at this time in the year. Like a lot of people, autumn brings with it the smell of falling leaves, life leaving plants, & a blanket of grief that kind of just hugs your shoulders. I can‘t explain it, but if you know what I‘m saying, then you know. This book in the end was about letting go & being happy. Moving on. In this life & in the next. #otherbirds #botm
Finally got it off hold from the library 🪶🪶🐈🍁
Enchanting and sweet. Although the backgrounds of all the characters stem from some serious trauma, the book manages to have a light and airy feeling.
Here's a few options I'm thinking about for #lmpbc - any look good? Have you already read any of them? @kellyann28 @Readergrrl @EclecticBookLover
One word: Magical
“ The empty wicker birdcage beside her began to rattle impatiently.“
I'd like to read that book, but can't bring myself to disturb her.
I love when this happens!!! 🥰