Sparrow Alone on the Housetop Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I cannot put this book down. like I said i just started a few days ago and when i finish i plan to write a full review.
I love reading books from Mary James & Jean James. They write with such passion.This i thank you both for sharing and letting us readers enjoy your work.
I am finished reading the book. I must say it was a good one. Kept me on my toes and i really didnt want to put it down..Anne was a true hero in this book. Like i stated before. Jim who also a hero where he helped Anne. I will read this again..
I started to read this book a few hours before my eye exam, and didn't want to put it down. It was so interesting that when I returned home with my eyes dilated, I picked it up, set the font size as large as it would go, and continued reading. If I could give this book a higher rating than 5-stars, I would.
The story begins at a remote village in Mexico where, Ann, the daughter of a mega rich chemical company owner, is doing volunteer missionary work. When some of the villagers fall victim to a strange illness and begin to die, their families are told it is due to a flu outbreak. Ann is not so sure they are being told the truth, and her suspicions are confirmed when she starts experiencing the same symptoms as the villagers.
As her illness progresses and her condition worsens, Ann focuses her remaining strength on finding the cause of the epidemic that is taking the lives of her beloved villagers, and may soon take hers as well.
Sparrow Alone takes the reader on a journey from the remote villages of Mexico to the Texas centers of corporate power and greed. The authors did their homework, and do a great job transitioning the reader from the innocent world of the Mexican village, to the money-worshiping world of corporate America.
I first became aware of the authors, Jean and Mary James, when I read their novel Sea Red, Sea Blue. I was impressed by their writing then, and I am equally impressed with the way they have written Sparrow Alone. I am sure that once you read any of their books you will become a fan just as I have.
adventure, romance, mystery and even an appropriate spiritual message. I found my
interest was captured from the start, and I didn't want to put it down.
The characters were assigned very believable personalities, with human flaws and quirks
that the reader could relate to on a genuine level. The storyline as well, portrays
believable circumstances and problems, and addresses issues that are relevant to modern
times. The author does a good job transitioning from the slightly uncivilized nature of a
simple life of a Mexican Village to its complete opposite in a high society, power and
money driven world, bringing these two together in a climactic conclusion.
The heroine, Ann Sumner, despite a mysterious and worsening medical condition,
dedicates all her strength and energy into helping the people she has come to know and
love, by fighting her most fierce adversary - her own father. She manages to maneuver
her way between these two worlds and little by little, put together the pieces to a mystery
that she isn't always sure she wants to know the answers to.
I highly recommend this novel. It appeals on a variety of levels, and maintains the reader's
interest throughout, leaving you salivating for a sequel.
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