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Where Bluebirds Fly (Synesthesia-Shift Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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A blend of science and compassion, I came to really care for these characters and their plight. There's also rich connections to other literary masterpieces, which added to the enjoyment of the book. I found the story gripping, and I rooted for this couple to find their happily-ever-after. I loved that the ending opens the door for future books, and that the misfits come to understand themselves and their world a bit more.
The story centers on Verity who was orphaned with her brother John, both of whom become servants for a prominent family in Salem - the Putnam’s. John is described like someone with Asperger's Syndrome (think Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory), and Verity sees auras (colors and geometric patterns). Our hero Truman also suffers from a condition that gives him the ability to tell if someone is lying. Truman lives in present-day Pennsylvania helping his best friend run an orphanage for special children with “gifts” similar to what Verity and John experience.
Truman and Verity meet with the assistance of a magical corn maze. Apparently, the maze is on a type of wormhole that periodically opens a time portal to Salem. The basic theme in the story is that true love heals all wounds - and may even transcend time.
Karen Krause did an excellent job narrating the story. She gives each character their own distinct voice and seamlessly switches between genders and characters with ease.
Written by: Brynn Chapman
Narrated by: Karen Krause
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Series: Synesthesia Shift, Book 1
Verity Montague is a servant in 1692 Salem. Her flaming red hair and mismatched eyes make her a prime target for accusation of witchcraft. Orphaned during the Indian raids, she and her brother with Asperger's Syndrome come to live with the key historical figures of the trials - The Putnams. They keep their synesthesia secret - that days, months and years appear as color in Verity's mind, and for John, that symphonies play in a Fantasia-style performance of colors and geometric patterns. Truman Johnstone 's ability to discern people's expressions, and decipher if they were lying - made him an outspoken child. Being different kept him from being adopted till he was fourteen. He now runs an orphanage for problem youths, and is a feeding therapist in his desire to help children deal with their peculiarities. To give them the childhood he never had. The harvest festival corn maze Truman creates every year has an unwelcome visitor. Children hear disembodied voices skipping through the corn maze amid the backdrop of eerie orchestral music. In every year of the calendar, intermittent doors of time swing open and closed, so long as the cornfield stands. In societies set on sameness - all are outsiders. They learn the traits that make us outcasts, may be the very ones that make us great, and that true love may heal all, and even transcend time.
©2012 Ronna Hochbein (P)2014 Ronna Hochbein
A well written tale by an author who is obviously very knowledgable about Aspergergers and it's manifestations.Read more ›
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During the 1692, mass hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials a young woman is accused of being a witch. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Annie Katz
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This book is a good one but different from what I read usually. It will make you think. So I recommend it. Get it and enjoy reading.Published 18 months ago by Kindle Customer
Writing with such a creative flair as to near-seamlessly meld the 1600 and the 21st century. Relevant issues of discrimination, acceptance, and genuine compassion throughout.Published 19 months ago by Sarah E Johnson