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Blackbird Fly (Bennett Sisters Book 1) by [McClendon, Lise]
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A lifelong Francophile, Lise McClendon had always wanted to write a book set in France. When a passing comment from a friend about a bicycle trip to the Dordogne sparked an interest in that region in southwest France, a mission began. Research is often the most fun part of writing a book, and when the research absolutely must be done on the ground in the wine-soaked, truffle-growing, backwoodsy province of Dordogne, fun is the word. But still there is the writing. How to take such a setting and make it come alive through the eyes of an American woman? The quest for the story through Merle Bennett, middle sister of five girls, was a delightful trip. Not all fun and games because writing, making the story work for the reader, is often fraught with landmines. Lise wanted to incorporate past stories of women who lived in the region, especially the woman who had lived in Merle's house right after World War II. A lover of family secrets, of peeling back the onion layer by layer, Lise goes deep into the past, to the desolation of the post-war era, to desperate actors, to men with nothing to lose, and women with next to nothing. The book becomes a journey of self-discovery for Merle, a driven lawyer and human rights advocate who works on housing issues for the poor. She leaves her big city life behind for the summer and finds much more than she expected: a world reborn inside her. Hope. A future without fear. Lise McClendon writes fiction from her home in Montana when not researching novels around the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 823 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Thalia Press; 2014 edition (4 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002E9IPSO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Merle Bennett, the middle sister of five daughters in a family where everyone is a lawyer, loses her husband Harry to a sudden heart attack, alone at his desk at work. As she comes to terms with this she realises things in her marriage were not quite what they seemed and her future looks very uncertain. This is quite a gloomy start that left me feeling very heavy hearted, which is not a feeling I really enjoyed, but I was intrigued to find out more and kept reading. On his death Merle inherited a house in a bastide town in Dordogne, France, which she visits during the summer with the intention of preparing it to sell, but things get rather complicated. I found that once Merle and her son arrived in France this book really came alive.

Merle was a very likable character dealing with death, deceit, decaying houses and many hidden skeletons, but she was strong, organised and very early on France seemed to grab her and not want to let her go. This book was a real mystery, an intriguing tale that kept jutting off in different directions, but always coming back and tying in nicely to the storyline. I could feel a sense of foreboding, that things would get dark, but I had no idea what would happen until it did. It was difficult to know who to trust as there were plenty of rogues who would dip in and out again, until Bam! They'd execute their deed and leave Merle to pick up the pieces.

This is the first book in a series of novels about the Bennett Sisters and I thought it set the scene perfectly and left me looking forward to reading more. Book two is The Girl in the Empty Dress (Bennett Sisters Novels).
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As soon as downloaded this book for bookclub, I looked to make sure it had downloaded, got hooked and could not put it down. Wonderful!
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An interesting plot with mystery and intrigue. A trip to France to unravel past secrets. A few twists and turns to keep you guessing
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