Now that I’m in the home stretch of my mom’s list (only 12 books left!), I envision my selection process as a bit of a pin the tail on the donkey. I more or less close my eyes and point to one of the unread titles. Then, though, I look up the descriptions on Amazon and move on to something else if it doesn’t strike my fancy. Soon there won’t be that many other titles to move on to if it doesn’t strike my fancy but that’s a problem for another day.
Today there is no problem, only a proclamation. And that proclamation is that the next book I will read from my mom’s list is Bloodroot by Amy Greene. The description is:
Myra Lamb is a wild girl with mysterious, haint blue eyes who grows up on remote Bloodroot Mountain. Her grandmother, Byrdie, protects her fiercely and passes down “the touch” that bewitches people and animals alike. But when John Odom tries to tame Myra, it sparks a shocking disaster, ripping lives apart. Bloodroot is the dark and riveting story of the legacies—of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss—that haunt one family across the generations.
I don’t have any preconceived notions about this title so I’m just jumping in. Well, I will be jumping in after I finish this other book for work that I will tell you about at a later date. All in due time.