Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Whispers Through the Trees by Susan Plunkett & Krysteen Seelen

Living on an island in Puget Sound, it's difficult to find novels set in this area. A pleasant surprise, Whispers Through the Trees takes place on a fictitious island in the San Juan Islands. Successful East coast Abby comes back home to the island to help her sister Mary recuperate from an automobile accident in which Mary lost the use of her legs. Abby and Mary struggle with their relationship. Abby struggles with her successful career back east and a slower yet more rewarding opportunity on the island.
This book is a delightful read. There is nothing heavy or depressing. The readers learns the importance of embracing individuals, regardless of their appearance or abilities. One gets a sense of what island like is life (there is a different lifestyle and thinking process for islanders) in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps that explains Abby hearing God whisper to her in the quiet o the island. I highly recommend the book for light and inspirational reading.

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