Book Review: On Little Wings

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Hey everyone. I still have my nephews staying with me so this is just a quick post again. I finished a book this morning on the couch since neither of them wanted to sleep past 5:40. Yeah. 5:40 A.M. That’s okay. Half of us are up then anyway. Plus, I love ’em and as they snuggled in to watch Dora, I was able to finish this book. And look, I’m ahead on my reading goal for this year so I’m excited. 

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
Rebecca has read 4 books toward her goal of 24 books.
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I’ve actually read more than four books so far, but some of them were friend’s manuscripts so I can’t count them–yet. :)

So here’s the official blurb from goodreads. 

On Little Wings
by Regina Sirois


This is a story of the countless ways we get love wrong. And why, despite every disappointment, we keep fighting to get it right. 

Jennifer must do the impossible – bring her mother home. When a family is torn apart by death, two sisters take violently divergent paths and the story of their family appears to end terribly and abruptly. Two decades later Jennifer never dreams that the photo she finds stuck between the pages of a neglected book will tear open a gaping wound to her mother’s secret past. Abandoning her comfortable life with her parents and best friend in the wheat fields of Nebraska, Jennifer’s quest for a hidden aunt leads her to the untamed coast of Maine where she struggles to understand why her mother lied to her for sixteen years. 

Across the grey, rocky cove she meets Nathan Moore, the young, reluctant genius surrounded by women who need him to be brother, father, friend, provider, protector and now, first love. The stories, varied, hilarious, and heartbreaking, unfold to paint a striking mural of the shattered past. As Jennifer seeks to piece together her mother’s story, she inadvertently writes one for herself.


My thoughts: This book was beautifully written. It really was. I fell in love with the coastal town in Maine and it’s memorable characters, especially the Jacks and Little. Very fun. I vacillated between giving this book a four or a five. A four because I wanted the romance to end with a little more promise (the romance always makes or breaks a book for me; I have issues) but I ended up giving it a 5 because of how well Regina Sirois writes. If you love words, especially when they’re put together by someone with talent, you’ll love this book! It’s something magical.

Side note: This book is not about fairies. The cover totally threw me. Plus I recently read a fairy book, so my mind was stuck in that genre. I probably should have read the synopsis beforehand, but about a hundred pages in, I was thinking, When are the fairies going to show up? So FYI, no fairies. :)

And now I get to move on to some Whitney Award finalists, which I’m very excited about. 

Have a good one!

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Author: Rebecca Belliston @rlbelliston

Hopeless romantic and author of CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND, SADIE and AUGUSTINA. Music nerd and composer of RELIGIOUS and CLASSICAL-STYLE music. I live in Michigan with my husband and five kids.

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