Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Yellow-billed Magpie by Nancy Schoellkopf Review & Giveaway

Book Description for Yellow-billed Magpie:

Unlike their black-billed cousins, yellow-billed magpies are rarely found outside California’s central valley. So when they begin showing up in Samantha O’Malley’s dreams, she wonders: are they calling me home?

Disappointed by failed fertility treatments and the break-up of her marriage, Samantha returns to her home town and slips into old habits, resuming her teaching career, even hooking up with an old lover. But she also renews her friendship with Craig, the school custodian she honors as her spiritual guide. The work they do together with Samantha’s special education students will lead her to discoveries she never thought possible.

Yellow-Billed Magpie is a love story, a spiritual journey, a quest to look beyond appearances to the mystical rhythms that guide the human heart.

Buy the book:   Amazon

Author's Bio:

Nancy Schoellkopf has been telling stories and writing poems for many lifetimes. It goes without saying she’s needed a second income, so this time around she happily taught amazing children in special education classes in two urban school districts in Sacramento, California. A full time writer now, she enjoys lavishing attention on her cat, her garden and her intriguing circle of family and friends.

Connect with the author:    Website     Twitter    Facebook

My Review:

This book had a really nice ending. I was happy with how the main characters ended up, however I do want a sequel. The birds were also a nice tie-in at the end of the story. Infertility is something that a lot of women go through. It is not easy and there are a lot of reasons, some are unknown. This author not only spread awareness for how women feel, but also had a happy ending for Samantha. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.


Win 1 of 10 copies of Yellow-Billed Magpie
1 winner will also receive a Turquoise Fiesta pie plate & napkins
and 2 winners will also receive a $10 Amazon gift card (Open International)
10 winners total

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  1. Thank you so much for your positive review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the book, and grateful you featured it on your lovely website. What's more--spoiler alert--there will be a sequel!
    Thanks again--Nancy

  2. Yes, I love to bake and read, 2 of my favorite hobbies.

  3. Yes, absolutely! I really enjoy both, but I am definitely a better reader than baker lol. I am still learning the baking 101 basics, but I really love it and hopefully will be able to bake without any more fires or disasters lol.

  4. I sure do. Just made a cherry pie last night.

  5. Yes, I do! I have a pumkin cake in the oven right now!!
    Reading? Oh yes! I am on my 95th book of the year right now!