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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.
How exactly am I supposed to continue reading after something like this? How am I supposed to look at life and love the same way again?Published 3 days ago by The Original Book Gangster
Great read. Sadness, happiness, whimsical, magical. Absolutely loved it. Great debut for Lesley Walton. Can not wait for her next release.Published 6 days ago by Christina van Zyl
I am in the minority here, but I didn’t really care for this book. The title and gorgeous cover compelled me to pick this up, but once I got started, I found it a plodding read. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Z Hayes
I didn't think I would like this book at first...but I ended up falling in love with it. The story is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. The writing is is almost poetic. Read morePublished 10 days ago by J. Cavin
Seriously, the most beautifully heartbreaking book I have ever read. Every word was poetry. Even the most devastating scenes were lyrically pleasurable. Wow.Published 13 days ago by Jennifer R. Riordan
This book was a pleasure from cover to cover. It is exceptionally done and covers multiple generations with ease- which is not an easy task to accomplish-. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Penguin Chick
That's all. Not much more to say. Really enjoyed the distraction from a busy week. Good entertainment. Will gift it to others.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you're familiar with Madeleine L'Engle's writing, you'll notice similarities in this book. Both are so beautiful, wise, and require an investment from you to get through the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by SAlaska
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 24 days ago by Sweet Caroline