The Lyre and the Lambs

The Lyre and the Lambs

by Sydney Avey

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The Lyre and the Lambs by Sydney Avey

A feast of family can be a plate load of problems!

It’s the Sixties. Modernity and tradition clash as two newlywed couples set up house together. Dee and her daughter Valerie move with their husbands into a modern glass house Valerie built in a proudly rural Los Altos, California, neighborhood.

When their young relatives start showing up and moving in, the neighbors get suspicious. Then a body is found in the backyard and the life they are trying to build comes undone.

Father Mike is back to guide Dee through a difficult time with humor and grace, even as his own life is unraveling. Now he’s going to have to take some of his own advice about love.

The sequel to The Sheep Walker s Daughter, The Lyre and the Lambs explores the passions that draw people together and the faith it takes overcome trauma.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611532661
Publisher: Torchflame Books
Publication date: 12/12/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Sydney Avey writes about dynamic women in changing times. The Sheep Walker's Daughter will be republished by The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno in October 2017. The Lyre and the Lambs, currently out of print, remains available in audio. The Trials of Nellie Belle will be published by the Torchflame imprint of Light Messages in February 2018. Half the year, Sydney breathes fresh mountain air in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Yosemite, California. The rest of the year, she soaks up the sun in the Arizona Sonoran Desert. Her poems, short stories, and commentary have appeared in Epiphany, Foliate Oak, Forge, American Athenaeum, Unstrung, Blue Guitar Magazine, MTL Magazine and Ruminate. She has studied at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Visit her blog at

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The Lyre and the Lambs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ShoweSH More than 1 year ago
A Time of Growing and Changing Often the sequel to a book or a movie is not as good as the original.  This is not the case with The Lyre and the Lambs.  While it is the sequel to The Sheep Walker’s Daughter, I enjoyed it even more than I did the first book.  This book is a wonderful story of family, repairing and rebuilding relationships, and so much more.  This book, while being the second book in the series by Sydney Avey can be read without first reading The Sheep Walker’s Daughter, however you will better understand the relationships and family dynamics if you read the other first. I thoroughly enjoy this author’s use of colorful and descriptive language.  I found myself rereading passages just to hear the way the words blended together to paint a wonderful word picture.  Sydney Avey has a real gift for creating such wonderful imagery with her words.  Avey is also gifted in her ability to take many plot lines and weave them together into a wonderful story. The author did a good job portraying a lot of the conflict that existed in the 60’s and the stereotypes of that time period.  The characters in the story were realistic as they explored many areas of conflict. Christian values are present in the story but not stressed in a way that made it seem unrealistic.  I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.