Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Spotlight: Flight of the Sparrow: A Novel of Early America by Amy Belding Brown + giveaway

She suspects that she has changed too much to ever fit easily into English society again. The wilderness has now become her home. She can interpret the cries of birds. She has seen vistas that have stolen away her breath. She has learned to live in a new, free way.... 

Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1676. Even before Mary Rowlandson is captured by Indians on a winter day of violence and terror, she sometimes found herself in conflict with her rigid Puritan community. Now, her home destroyed, her children lost to her, she has been sold into the service of a powerful woman tribal leader, made a pawn in the on-going bloody struggle between English settlers and native people. Battling cold, hunger, and exhaustion, Mary witnesses harrowing brutality but also unexpected kindness. To her confused surprise, she is drawn to her captors’ open and straightforward way of life, a feeling further complicated by her attraction to a generous, protective English-speaking native known as James Printer. All her life, Mary has been taught to fear God, submit to her husband, and abhor Indians. Now, having lived on the other side of the forest, she begins to question the edicts that have guided her, torn between the life she knew and the wisdom the natives have shown her.

Based on the compelling true narrative of Mary Rowlandson, Flight of the Sparrow is an evocative tale that transports the reader to a little-known time in early America and explores the real meaning of freedom, faith, and acceptance.

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Now for a giveaway!!! I have one copy of Flight of the Sparrow up for grabs. You must have a US mailing address (sorry no PO Boxes).


  1. I've never read a book like this - set in the 1600s. Sounds fabulous! And I have to mention the cover art--Gorgeous!

    1. I'm really excited to read this one, too! I love the cover!

  2. I had a whole "essay' written about the dearth of early American fiction--then it got deleted! I hate when that happens. I would love to read this book, Please enter me!