Thursday, July 23, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway--> When The Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson

Welcome to my tour stop for When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson. When the Crows Fly Low by V.J. Patterson is a historical romance and the tour runs July 13 - July 24 with reviews only. Check out the tour page for more information and the full schedule.


About the Book:
When the crows fly low…rain is coming.

At eleven-years-old, Will Lawson discovers that Hell isn’t just a place for demons. It exists on earth in an act so evil it rips away a part of his innocent soul. In its place; bitterness, hate and a vow for revenge.

Consumed by darkness, Will descends into a life of reckless living; booze and women the outlet for his guilt and despair. But meeting Sarah a beautiful young woman running from her own ghosts, changes everything. Finding his salvation in her, Will wades into the unfamiliar waters of love. Just when happiness is within his grasp, a familiar face returns to Will’s hometown of Doyle, Tennessee. A wicked twist of fate forces Will to decide between the girl he loves and his need for revenge. Is love enough to save Will from the darkness that endeavors to unravel his sanity?

In this debut romantic drama, When the Crows Fly Low weaves a story full of suspense, loss, and love. It is sure to stay with the reader long after the final page.

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Book Review
When The Crows Fly Low is the first book by the author that I have read. Right from the start this book intrigued me. The title is so unique and unconventional that had it not been recommended to me, I would never have checked this book out! I mean, what can one make out of the title?
But now that I have read the book and totally fallen in love with it that I know how apt the title is!

The blurb again is good but still doesn't catch that essence of the story and if you don't have an idea of the story beforehand, the blurb is not that appealing. The cover is intriguing but still creates a picture so different than the actual story. The true importance of the cover, title and blurb is truly understood only after you have read the story.

Having said this, I absolutely one hundred percent loved this book and think that this story is one of the best that I have read this year! The plot, settings, execution of the idea, characterization and the emotions this story managed to elicit had me feeling deeply affected and left me with a deep impression even after finishing the book. I can still feel the remnants of the intense emotions I felt while I read the book, even though I finished it days ago!

The story takes place in a small town of Doyle and manages to move from the present to the past before the Second World War. The shifts in the times is so fluid that I was easily transported to those times of army marches, flying confetti and the general simple lives of the people. Even though, I have only had experience of that era through TV and books but still I felt as if I was there and could feel the energy in the air, the fear of the losses in War, the determination of people to brave all odds and amidst all this adversity, bloomed a love story that shook me with its intensity and left me feeling as if I had borne all those hardships.

The characters are so beautifully sketched that I just could not help but fall in love with them. Sarah and Will had my heart in my mouth the whole time. I sat at the edge of my seat, praying to God that they get their happily-ever-after while tears ran freely down my cheeks. Their story is one that I know will haunt me forever and which left me feeling gratitude for all that I have in my life. The other characters are also memorable people, I will always remember because of their various sacrifices and all the lessons they taught me in one story.

The settings are beautifully described. Be it the town of Doyle which is so beautiful that it made me want to go there sometime. The contrast in the town's settings with time are also very vividly described and I could feel the sadness of the heroine as she walks along the road to see so many old, Victorian houses like hers now sitting empty and abandoned. The scenarios of the war, the hardships of the farmers waiting for rain and the joy of a romantic meeting at a secret location containing waterfalls and river banks had me sighing and smiling like a hopeless romantic that I am.

I loved the author's writing style. She made me cry, laugh, feel happy, satisfied and then forever in love in this one book. A very talented author, I will be checking out her other books and keeping a lookout for her future releases.

All in all, When The Crows Fly Low is a must must read. I don't have words to explain all that I felt while reading this book but will say this, I absolutely loved this book and think this is one of the best books that I have read this year and all my life!


5 super shiny stars to it from me and strongly recommended to everyone. Go read this beautiful romance, travel to the time of the Second World War, meet the peaceful scenery in the beautiful town of Doyle and follow Will and Sarah as they weave a love tale full of magic, passion, sacrifices and above all devotion to each other.

I received the book from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

About the Author:

V.J Patterson lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children. She grew up listening to her grandfather's stories, one of which inspired her first novel, When the Crows Fly Low.

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Giveaway:

$25 Amazon gift card (INT) and a signed copy of When the Crows Fly Low (US)
Ends 7/28
Giveaway is provided by the author, bloggers are not responsible for prizing.


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