Excerpt from The Language of Sparrows

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I just finished reading a great book. Beautiful, insightful, well-written. This is an inspirational book with a teenage protagonist, but I’m not sure I would classify it as YA fiction. It is more often told from the mother’s perspective.

God is not afraid of pain. He does not try to keep us from it. He does not avoid it for Himself. So I suppose we should not fear it either.

Rachel Phifer, The Language of Sparrows

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Brilliant and fluent in too many languages to count, 15-year-old Sierra Wright can’t seem to communicate what is important to her in any language. Though April Wright stubbornly keeps an upbeat attitude about her daughter’s future, she has let her own dreams slip away. Just across the bridge lives old Luca, scarred from his time in a Romanian gulag years before. Though he has seemingly given up on people, Sierra is drawn to him despite his prickly edges.

No one else is comfortable with the unpredictable old man spending time alone with Sierra, not even Luca’s son. Yet it is this unconventional relationship that will bring two families together to form friendships and unearth their family stories, stories that just might give them all the courage to soar on wings toward a new future.


  1. Sounds inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lovely teaser! I remember reading this book, and I enjoyed it. I hope you do too!

  3. J.E. Fountain says

    Great teaser.

  4. This does sound good. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for coming by my teaser.

  5. I think I should read this. Sounds lovely and such a wonderful teaser:)
    Thanks for visiting my tease:)

  6. That looks interesting indeed, hope you’re enjoying.

  7. This does sound like an inspiring book. I will have to add this one to my wish list.

  8. Great teaser – would definitely want to read more!

    Thanks for coming by mine today!

  9. That looks interesting! And the quote is thought provoking- I can see where this would be a touching book. Have a great Tuesday!

  10. Sounds like an inspiring story. I love the book’s cover and title.
    My Tuesday post features SERENA.

  11. Sounds fascinating. My teaser on my adult blog comes from this romantic suspense title – Hell or High Water by Julie Ann Walker. Happy reading!

  12. This does sound good! Possibly a refreshing opposite to mine for Barbara Hambly’s Fever Season at http://wp.me/pZnGI-nN

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