Monday, July 9, 2018

The Crying Bird by E. J. Stillings


May Johnson used to be an ordinary wife and mother. Now, she’s a middle-aged millionaire, grieving the loss of her family. The only living relative she has left is her smothering younger sister. May’s sanity is already threatened when tensions rise, so she sets out to find solitude in Florida. However, life has other plans for her. 

Animal encounters, unlikely friendships, sisterly squabbles and hilarious scenarios take May on an unforgettable journey from the depths of grief to a new life. But, will she embrace it?

My Thoughts

The Crying Bird wasn't at all what I expected, not that I can actually put into words what it was that I was expecting.  This book is about a woman whose husband and young daughter died so, of course, it had very sad parts.  However, there where times when I literally laughed out loud!

At one point while we were in the car, my husband driving, I was reading.  I read the section where 'Limpy' was giving her the snail and I busted out laughing!  I had to reread it to the carload of people!  That was a great part :)

There were a few things that I didn't love but overall this was a good book.  It kind of ended abruptly, it was almost too simple, but I still enjoyed it.  Glad that this book was sent my way!

*Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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