by Amy Belding Brown
“Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America” a great and inventive story. Amy Belding Brown is the author of this novel. The author writing is superb, the characters are well-drawn, the dialogue spot on, and the plots and storylines are perfect. Each character in this story was interesting and slowly revealed to the reader as the tale unfolded. So many characters are introduced in the first chapters in this book but they all play an important role.
The storyline plays out and doesn’t just immediately wrap all the loose ends up. Each of the characters has a stake in keeping the secret, and the revelation leads to a very satisfying conclusion. No doubt it is well written and thoroughly entertaining. The way the author changes perspectives frequently, often from chapter to chapter, gradually peels away the layers of problems that each character seems to have his/her fair share of. Anyone who appreciates stories that delve into the ups and downs of many types of family relationships in a light-hearted way, and wrap them in an interesting small-town mystery that you absolutely must know the truth about, will love this book.