Posted By trish on August 31, 2015
• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (September 1, 2015)
The Sparrow Sisters are as tightly woven into the New England seaside town of Granite Point as the wild sweet peas that climb the stone walls along the harbor. Sorrel, Nettie, and Patience are as colorful as the beach plums on the dunes and as mysterious as the fog that rolls into town at dusk.
When a new doctor settles into Granite Point, he brings with him a mystery so compelling that town healer Patience is drawn to love him even as she struggles to mend him. But when Patience Sparrow’s herbs and tinctures are believed to be implicated in a local tragedy, Granite Point is consumed by a long-buried fear—and its three-hundred-year-old history resurfaces as a modern-day witch hunt threatens. The plants and flowers, fruit trees, and high hedges begin to wither and die, and the entire town begins to fail; fishermen return to the harbor empty-handed, and blight descends on the old elms that line the lanes.
It seems as if Patience and her town are lost until the women of Granite Point band together to save the Sparrows. As they gather, drawing strength from each other, will they be able to turn the tide and return life to Granite Point?
About Ellen Herrick
Ellen Herrick was a publishing professional in New York City until she and her husband moved to London for a brief stint; they returned nearly twenty years later with three children (her own, it must be said). She now divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a small town on Cape Cod very much like Granite Point.
Ellen’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, September 1st: Raven Haired Girl
Wednesday, September 2nd: Booksie’s Blog
Friday, September 4th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Monday, September 7th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, September 10th: Books Without Any Pictures
Thursday, September 10th: 5 Minutes for Books
Friday, September 11th: Broken Teepee
Monday, September 14th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, September 17th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books
Friday, September 18th: Doing Dewey