Thursday, February 23, 2012

Review and Giveaway: On Little Wings by Regina Sirois

Jennifer must do the impossible bring her mother home. When a family is torn apart by death, two sisters take violently divergent paths and the story of their family appears to end terribly and abruptly. Two decades later Jennifer never dreams that the photo she finds stuck between the pages of a neglected book will tear open a gaping wound to her mothers secret past. Abandoning her comfortable life with her parents and best friend in the wheat fields of Nebraska, Jennifer's quest for a hidden aunt leads her to the untamed coast of Maine where she struggles to understand why her mother lied to her for sixteen years.

Across the grey, rocky cove she meets Nathan Moore, the young, reluctant genius surrounded by women who need him to be brother, father, friend, provider, protector and now, first love. The stories, varied, hilarious, and heartbreaking, unfold to paint a striking mural of the shattered past. As Jennifer seeks to piece together her mothers story, she inadvertently writes one for herself.

A story about all the ways we get love wrong,
and why, despite every disappointment,
we keep fighting to get it right.

This book is full of human heartache that stems from the harsh realities that life brings.  The pain of loss, the loss of love, mistakes made, forgiveness withheld.  So many secrets that carry such a burden, as most secrets do.  Jennifer finds herself in the middle of all these things without fully understanding any of it.

This is what my husband would call a full-on drama.  Yes, On Little Wings was most certainly a drama.  It reminded me how fragile yet strong human emotions can be.  What a waste of time it is nursing hurts and grudges.  So many people lose out.  The writing drew me in and made me a part of every emotion surrounding Jennifer.

Jennifer's strength and determination to find answers and heal relationships is admirable.  I enjoyed the journey she went on through this book.  Every person she met played a part in her growth and learning.  Even for all the heartache that surrounded her, in every person, there was also a little hope to be found.  Thank goodness.  

I loved the coastal setting in Maine.  The descriptions were rich and filled my mind with such pretty pictures.  I'd love to travel the coast of Maine one day.

My favorite smile moment in the book was this: "I got some Baklava, if you want some.  My nephew sent it.  He gets my birthday wrong every year, poor idiot."

Content wise there is some mild swearing.

On Little Wings can be purchased in print or ebook by clicking here.
You can find out more about the author at her website.
I'm so happy to be able to host a giveaway for this book!  All you need to do is leave a comment along with your email address so I can contact you if you win.  This giveaway is for a print copy of this book, so it will be open to US only.  Giveaway ends March 8th.


  1. Aimee,
    Thank you for finding, reading and reviewing my book! I love to see how others interpret it and I am thrilled that you enjoyed Jennifer's journey. Thank you for your blog that introduces us to so many books that we wouldn't find otherwise. I can't wait to send out a signed copy.
    Best wishes!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.
    ldsmomof03 at yahoo dot com

  3. Sounds like a wonderful story!

    exlibriskate at yahoo

  4. I loved this book! It had me sucked in from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. The characters had depth and personality and the story was great. It left me wanting to know more. I wishe there had been en epiloge so I can know what happened to everyone a few years down the road. Can't wait for another book by Regina!

  5. Sounds like a great book!


  6. The premise for this book make it sound lovely!! I love it when the characters have a lot of depth. Putting this on my wishlist.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. I'd love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway. :]

    teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

  8. Would love to read this...

  9. This book sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway - this one has been added to my TBR list.


  10. I'd love to read this book, it sounds great! And the cover is very pretty. Thanks for the giveaway :)


  11. Sounds like a good book. I'd love to win!

  12. I loved your review. I've been thinking about getting this book for a few weeks. Now I know it's a must. Thanks.

  13. Thank you for taking the time to do this giveaway :)

    brittanyrose40 AT yahoo DOT com

  14. I would love to enter - Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  15. Thank you for this awesome review
    and great giveaway.
    :) Jeanne,


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