Thursday, August 12, 2010

" The Day of Small Things " by Vicki Lane

As a follower of Author Vicki Lane's blog Vicki Lane Mysteries, I have watched and waited for the birth of this book, due to be released on September 28, 2010. Even though I have the book pre ordered on Amazon I was thrilled to get a chance to read a galley of this book beforehand!


What a thrill is was too! Miss Birdie the protagonist in this book, was a much loved character I was introduced to in Vicki's wonderful Elizabeth Goodweather mystery series however this book is a stand alone novel and can be read without having read the mystery series.


It begins with the birth of a tiny girl in 1922, deep in the mountains of Marshall County, NC.



" It'll always be the least un, fer there won't be no more. Recon that'll do fer a name - call it Least"



The story of Least is a mesmerizing one. Her father and brother having just been killed in a logging accident leaving a grieving widow/mother, she being the ninth child born to a woman already bitter from the birth and loss of children, Least doesn't stand a chance of having a normal life. Her mother Fronie views her as a worry and a hindrance and labels the child as simple minded thus keeping her hid from people as was the custom in that era.



However Least is far from simple minded, in fact she is a gifted child, a descendant of Cherokee Indians who is endowed with the "power" of Cherokee Magic. At nine years old Least is blessed when her maternal grandmother comes to live with her and Fronie. Granny Beck has the
"power " too and teaches Least how to use her gifts. As we watch Least grow from a neglected, unloved child into womanhood and become Miss Birdie, we are taken on a historical journey of the mountains of Appalachia, on a spiritual journey of the differences in the beliefs of the mountain Holiness people and the Native Americans. This is a poetic tale of the strength of the spirit to survive and the battle between good and evil from two entirely different cultures..............


I could not lay it down ! It is story you will not want to miss told by a brilliant story teller....................


If you haven't yet read Vicki's Elizabeth Goodweather series you are missing a real treat!
You will fall in love with Elizabeth !

To learn all about Vicki and her great books go to this site



Have A great weekend and read a good book!!

24 comments:

T said...

Nothing I love more than a great read (and this sounds like one) except knowing the author has many books to read!

Thank you for recommendation!

Journaling Woman said...

I am ashamed that I have not read any of Vicki's books, but my sister is a huge fan.

It's time I joined her fans and read her work.

Thanks for the great review!

Teresa

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, Carol! Thanks so much for the lovely writeup! I'm so glad you enjoyed Birdie's book -- it's very close to my heart.

Pat in east TN said...

ALL of Vicki's books have been wonderful reads and ones that have stuck in my mind and come back to me from time to time, and not many books do that to me. I'm anxious to read this one and hope there will be many more to come in the future.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

T....I'd never steer you wrong!

Theresa........get to it woman! :)

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Vicki......I'm a fan forever! Keep it up woman!! :)

Arkansas Patti said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I checked and Kindle has it at a good price. Consider it bought.
I do trust and love your reviews.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Pat....you're in for a treat! :)

Patti....I will not recommend a book that I myself did not finish or enjoy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

Ninny said...

Morning coffee just isn't satisfying unless I savor it's goodness while blog-hopping. On my journey through the cyber world of personal journals today, I ran across yours and stayed long enough to finish one whole cup and two chocolate donuts. Enjoyed my visit so much I decided to click on the follow button and come back more often!

Liz (aka Ninny)

P.S. My husband has family in MIssissippi and we go every summer to your beautiful state.

Nezzy said...

You always recommend the best books. I've never read andy 'Vicki' books.

God bless and have a marvelous weekend sweetie!!!

xinex said...

The book sounds really interesting, Carol. I am very excited to meet you. Please remind me again before the time comes....Christine

jeannette said...

I have seen her profile pic many times on blogger. This sounds like you say, mesmerizing -thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend, Carol!

Roslyn said...

I am always open to book referrals I listen to lots on my iPod. I will make a note to look for this one on audiobook.

NCmountainwoman said...

I can't wait for Vicki's new book. Thanks for the preview.

Victoria said...

Carol, I saw the title of your post when I was over at Vicki's blog and I had to come see!

Thank you for this preview. I pre-ordered on Amazon, too, but I will just have to wait until it gets here. I'm anticipating reading it even more now!

Tipper said...

Oh I can't wait to read it!! Sounds like she out did herself on this one! Great review-you make me even more anxious to get my hands on it!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Carol,
I sure love to curl up with a good book and read. This book sounds really great. I'm glad you told us about it. I would like to get a copy. I'm part Cherokee, my 5th great-grandmother was a full bloodied Cherokee and daughter of Chief Richard Taylor so this is a must read book.

Glynis said...

Popped this one on my must buy list. Sounds great, thanks for sharing Carol.

Marguerite said...

Thanks for the great review, Carol! Sounds very intriguing and I will have to put this one on my wish list.

steviewren said...

I've seen Vicki around blogland, but have never read any of her books. I will be on the lookout for some of them seeing as I've enjoyed reading her posts.

xinex said...

Hi Vickie, Can you email me and tell me which day you bought tickets for the Angels on the Bluff? Dh and I are trying to purchase tickets too and would like to get them for the same day you are coming. Please respond as soon as you can cause they sell out fast. Thanks....Christine

Becca's Dirt said...

You have captured me. I must read this. I haven't read any of Vicki's books yet but I am going to. Thanks

Lady Katherine said...

Hello Carol! I missed talking with you! I took on doing a Tea Time Each week. I have been very busy, healing and making my dream of Tea Time come true. I haven't visited a lot, for sitting at the desk is hard on me. I know have a laptop and hope things to be better.
I loved reading this review! I haven't read much, but I so want to read this book very, very much! Where do I go to buy it? I you have me wanting it so much! Oh, how is your chickens? I had 23 chicks to hatch this summer. The banties are so tiny! Hope to visit more often. I feeling better from my fall.

Callie said...

I have put this on my list of books to get. Thank you.