Sons of Blackbird Mountain

Sons of Blackbird Mountain

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 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 thre A tale of family, brotherhood, and the healing power of love After the tragic death of her husband, Aven Norga...

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Title:Sons of Blackbird Mountain
Author:Joanne Bischof
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0718099109
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:339 pages pages

Sons of Blackbird Mountain Reviews

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Jul 04, 2018
    This is the first book I've read by the author, and now I'm ready to go binge-read all her other books! I felt like my heart was being tugged on as I read the story of Aven and Thor, their thoughts, struggles, triumphs, and joys. The writing is absolutely beautiful and I just sank into...
  • Alyssa
    Sep 25, 2017
    Yes, I'm already rating this 5 stars! Because it's from the mind of Joanne Bischof so I know it's going to be amazing! That cover though! ...
  • Carole Jarvis
    Jul 12, 2018
    Reviewed at The Power of Words: https://bit.ly/2zkV8k6 ?She?d witnessed hatred before, but never in such a precise display. Like soldiers, those men had been. Out to patrol upon this mountain. And now, somewhere out there, women were stirring from slumber after passing the night...
  • Pepper Basham
    Nov 13, 2017
    Joanne Bischof has a gift. With the same lyrical beauty and intricate detail as award-winning author Laura Frantz, Bischof has woven an exquisite story of love, jealousy, the deep ties of family, and the tenderness of patience in her newest release, Sons of Blackbird Mountain. Our hero...
  • Rachel McMillan
    Apr 11, 2018
    At times tart and sweet, poetic and soft, Bischof returns to her heart's word's homeland in 19th Century Appalachia for a tapestry of loss and love. It is a tale of old as time: the bond strengthened and tethered between strong brothers ( each vulnerable in their own way) by the arriva...
  • Maureen Timerman
    May 11, 2018
    Be ready to step back into 1890 and the beautiful hills of Virginia, and with a young woman about to meet some family for the first time. Aven Norgaard is a survivor, she was brought up in the workhouse in Ireland, rescued by way of marriage by an older man, widowed and then travels a...
  • The Lit Bitch
    Sep 12, 2018
    One of the main reasons that I decided to review this book was that it sounded different. Set in the Appalachian Mountains with a family just arrived from Norway. From the description of the book, it was clear that this was going to be a book with some historical romance but with so...
  • Carrie Turansky
    Jun 21, 2018
    Joanne Bischof always has a way of transporting you to another time and place so completely you feel like her stories are real. Sons of Blackbird Mountain is a heart-tugging tale, and one I throughly enjoyed. The characters are unique and memorable and the writing is lyrical and lovely...
  • Melanie
    Jun 03, 2018
    Sons of Blackbird Mountain was amazing. The story tackles some difficult subjects (including alcoholism), but I loved the way redemption was portrayed in the book. The characters and their struggles were so real and I could feel for them. There were some heart-wrenching moments in t...
  • Shantelle
    Jul 02, 2018
    This ... this is perhaps the most beautiful book that I've read by Joanne Bischof thus far. How does she pen such lovely and tangible and heartfelt stories? Sons of Blackbird Mountain was an absolute delight, as I was sure it would be when I requested to review it! I'm certain I will n...
  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    Jul 25, 2018
    Spend but ten minutes gettin? to know Thor Norgaard and you?ll forget he silent. You?ll learn and hear things that most men don?t even know how to speak.? There is so much depth to this gorgeous story ? even (especially) in the gentle subtleties that Bischof tucks insid...
  • Hallie Szott
    Jul 11, 2018
    If you?re looking for a book with a story as beautiful as its cover, Sons of Blackbird Mountain is it. Set in historic Appalachia, this book brings to life a family of uniquely tempered brothers, a woman alone and far from home, the orchard that connects them, and the struggles th...
  • Madison
    Jun 13, 2018
    Sons of Blackbird Mountain is an utterly charming and beautiful historical novel. Set in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, it combines the complexity of brotherly relationships and finding a place to belong, with the sweet joy of finding a true love connection, despite many chall...
  • Melissa Tagg
    Apr 08, 2018
    At some point, I'll find the words to capture how much I loooooved this book. But right now, I'm in too much of an exquisitely happy and awed fog. ????????? Full review to come... And finally, weeks later after having read the book a second time (becau...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    Jun 13, 2018
    'She didn't know what to make of all this, but it landed in her heart in that lonesome place called bitter and sweet.' How is it possible to craft a review worthy of a Joanne Bischof novel? In many ways a hard task, in others, easy. When I discovered her with her very first book, I ...
  • Clara
    Mar 08, 2018
    I had full intention of keeping control of my schedule and not read until I was done. Failed! Shamelessly! - Widowed, Aven is looking forward to traveling land and sea in order to have a new beginning through caring for her late husband?s kid cousins. Only, once she arrives at this...
  • Melissa
    Apr 05, 2018
    "Spend ten minutes getting to know Thor Norgaard and you'll forget he's silent. You'll learn and hear things that most men don't even know how to speak." Getting to know Thor Norgaard was an incredible experience. As a deaf man, his disability does not take away from his appeal or m...
  • Emilee
    Jul 23, 2018
    Loved the setting and the characters. Thor, the middle son, really drew me into the story. I really felt for him as he tried to communicate. It was endearing. His complicated relationship with his little brother, Haaken, also pulled me in. I would have liked to have given 5 stars but I...
  • Lori
    Oct 14, 2018
    Captivating! From the moment I started reading this story, I felt that I had been transported to 1890s Virginia. The setting and amount of details were perfect!The story dealt with several tough issues, including addiction, deafness, racial prejudice, and jealousy, and handled them in ...
  • Courtney Clark
    Jul 18, 2017
    Sons of Blackbird Mountain is an achingly beautiful story of brotherhood and romance. The quiet strength and vibrancy of the characters, especially the main viewpoints of Thor and Aven, combine with an atmospheric setting and compelling era to create a story that resonates deeply withi...
  • Andrea Cox
    May 07, 2018
    FTC disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions. I am terribly conflicted over this story. While I admire Ms. Bischof for tackling such a tough topic as alcoholism, ...
  • Brittany
    Oct 12, 2017
    *Update to my previous review - Still one of my all time favorite novels! I just listened to the audiobook of this wonderful story and the narrator did an outstanding job with the accents of the characters. She captured the feeling of this story beautifully!* This beautiful book cov...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Jul 05, 2018
    This is the first book I've read by Joanne Bischof and what an introduction it was! I've read massive amounts of historical fiction books in my lifetime but this one is unlike any I've read before. The author takes us inside the head of the main male character, Thor. Now Thor is one ...
  • Amanda Tero
    May 14, 2018
    Aven was a very endearing character, whose past had been filled with heartache and pain, yet who enters the book with a hope for a bright future. This bright future is found in her cousins? farm on Blackbird Mountain. As a shock, though, their occupation comes from the very thing tha...
  • Jazzy
    Aug 06, 2018
    THIS WAS AMAZING. ...
  • Maddy
    Jul 13, 2018
    Wow. Another amazing book by Joanne Bischof. I got this book yesterday and finished it last night. I set all of the books that I was reading aside to start this one, because you always know that you?re in for a treat with Joanne Bischof. The authors writing style is just beautiful an...
  • Sandra
    Jun 26, 2018
    First of all, Joanne Bischof where have you been all my life? I can not believe I have not read this author until now. I am glad I rectified that error and I can't wait to read more by this very talented lady. I Sooo Loved this novel. It is in my top 5 favorites for this year. I don't...
  • Olivia
    Mar 29, 2018
    {3.5 stars} When I first saw this cover, I wanted to read this book, but when I read the summary I knew I must. I'm always on the look out for a unique story, and since I've had experienced with this authors writing, I knew she would describe life so well. This book is no excepti...
  • m a r y l i z
    Oct 10, 2018
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH All words fail me right now. Not my favorite book of hers, but mostly that was because I read it verrrrrry slowly over the course of longer than a month, so that inhibited my ability to really engage with the story/characters. Still . . . absolutely, breathtakin...
  • Sarah Grace
    Aug 05, 2018
    This is Bischof's best work, by far. My review can't do this beautiful book justice, but I'll do my best. The characters. Just wow. Somehow, Bischof creates such amazing, multi-faceted, realistic characters, and has you in love with them before you even reach the end of chapter two...