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An odd beauty is crafted by Walton and it's good to see magical realism alive and well.
Leslye Walton writes a family story full of love and magic in THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER.
As I read, I felt a deep connection to the characters more so than I worried about the plot of the story.
Beautifully and whimsically written. Tugged at my heart strings and stuck with me for weeks after I read it. Ava Lavender's story is one of the struggle between love and loss. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Sweet Caroline
This is honestly in my top 5 books. I've just gotten it yesterday and finished it early this morning, so so good. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Big Blue Crew
This book was very intriguing, shocking and has a great ending. It's definitely an interesting read. I would highly recommend.Published 1 month ago by John D. Hinck
Beautiful and haunting! A young adult novel that appeals to adults. I'm looking forward to reading it again.Published 1 month ago by Rosa
I wanted to love THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER. When I read the description, I was immediately eager to read it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tracy M
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender is a very appropriately named novel; I found it to be both strange and beautiful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nikki
I started reading this for a book club, but finished because I fell in love with the characters. The author does a marvelous job in weaving a multi-generational tale. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marissa Miller
An odd beauty is crafted by Walton and it's good to see magical realism alive and well. The landscape of the past and present --- and all the idiosyncrasies inherent in the people... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Julia Padgett