Blackbird Fly

Blackbird Fly

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by Lise Mcclendon
     
 

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Behind the golden stone walls of a village in southwest France, American Merle Bennett finds solace from her grief while renovating her late husband's ancestral home. But things don't go as planned. Soon any calm she feels in her French summer is overshadowed by secrets from the past. A crumbling house, a deranged squatter, unfriendly and violent villagers, a surprise…  See more details below

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Behind the golden stone walls of a village in southwest France, American Merle Bennett finds solace from her grief while renovating her late husband's ancestral home. But things don't go as planned. Soon any calm she feels in her French summer is overshadowed by secrets from the past. A crumbling house, a deranged squatter, unfriendly and violent villagers, a surprise in the garden house -- it makes a girl almost wish for the sleepy suburbs. But Merle can't go home until all is resolved, one way or another.In Blackbird Fly, her first suspense novel, Lise McClendon reveals her love of both the French countryside and the intimacies and drama of family, in a book novelist Jenny Siler calls "heartbreakingly beautiful."

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ISBN-13:
9780981944272
Publisher:
Thalia Press
Publication date:
05/11/2009
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
0.65(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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Blackbird Fly 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Angelreadr More than 1 year ago
This was my first Lise McClendon book, recommended by a friend and I really enjoyed it. The threads of the story easily came together and although I had figured out some of the mysteries before they were answered, I found the storytelling to be quite pleasant and would definitely read more of Ms. McClendon's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the story. Had mystery, romance and entertainment. Would recommend it for anyone who wants to be entertained in light reading.
Tregjm More than 1 year ago
Harry Strachie dies of a heart attack in the first pages. This starts a whole series of mysteries, lies, deceits, and intrigue. His wife and son are left without much but a key, a photo, and a deed to a house in France. Merle, his wife, and Tristan, his son, travel to France to see about selling the house. There is a squatter in the house, the people in the village don't like the Americans, some even seem to hate them, but why? This is a fast moving story, with trips back in time to when Harry's parents lived in the house, and what happens then effects what is happening now. It is very well done, very well written, and the characters are very interesting, likeable, and you really care about them. There are dead bodies, lots of suspense and mystery, great characters, a bit of romance, but mostly it's just a great story! This is one of the best books I've read this year. You won't disappointed. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This my first by this author and it was easy to read...a good blend ef dialog and description...meaning that she doesn't beat you up with all the description that you forget what the paragraph was about in the first place. I empathized with the main character and was pleased at how she progressed through her grief. Not over the top, if you know what I mean. There were some moments when the author's writing was a bit clumsy or disjointed but the story was very good, holding my interest. I recommend this book.
debb855 More than 1 year ago
very cute book love it
DianeLove2020 More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read by Lise McClendon and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I cannot wait to read more from her. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It had mystery, love, a few unexpected twists, interesting characters, and a look into life abroad. I recommend it. GC
Annie950 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. This is a quick read with a lot of twists and turns. You will not want to put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept my interest. Interesting story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written with a good story line.
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