Gift of the Magpie

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Amanda Larrowe's lack of trust sabotages her relationships. The English teacher and award-winning author of middle-grade adventure books for boys has shut off communication with friends and family to meet her January 2 book deadline. Now, in the deepest snow accumulation Richmond, Virginia, has experienced in years, Camden Lancaster moves in across the street. After ten years, Amanda's heart still smarts from the humiliating aftermath of their perfect high-school Valentine's Day date. Camden may have transformed into a handsome, amiable man, but his likeability doesn't instill trust in Amanda's heart. When Cam doesn't recognize her on their first two encounters, she thinks it's safe to be his fair-weather neighbor. Boy is she wrong. Gift of the Magpie by Zoe M. McCarthy


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  • 5
    Title of review 1961

    Posted by Linda on Aug 26th 2017

    This is a warm romantic story. It is entertaining and easy to read. I enjoyed the spark and conversation between the characters. It reminds us that we need to grow and get past our teenage dramas. I enjoyed reading this book it was well written and I can honestly recommend to everyone. I received a copy of this book as a gift and I voluntarily post this as my honest review.

  • 5
    Title of review 1958

    Posted by Sally Jo Pitts on Aug 17th 2017

    Grab a cup of hot chocolate and settle into your favorite chair for a cozy, fun read that will be perfect for the upcoming Christmas season. Amanda was emotionally hurt by Cam in high school. But when grown-up photographer Cam moves in across the street, will time and learning to trust heal her injured heart? Gift of the Magpie is a gift wrapped in a sweet story of faith, love and forgiveness. I received a PDF of this book, volunteered to make a review, and enjoyed the read!

  • 5
    Title of review 1957

    Posted by Katie on Aug 17th 2017

    I really enjoyed this book! It is a sweet, light romance with interesting characters and a great story line. I finished it in less than day because every time I had a moment, I picked it back up to read a few more pages, and then a few more, then a few more! I found myself not wanting it to end because I was enjoying it so much. This would especially make a great Christmas gift since it takes place at Christmastime. I received a PDF of this book and voluntarily chose to review the Gift of the Magpie.

  • 5
    Title of review 1950

    Posted by Kelly on Aug 15th 2017

    The Gift of the Magpie will leave you wanting more from this talented author. On deadline, author Amanda Larrowe plans a quiet Christmas to finish her novel. What she isn't expecting is to have the boy who broke her heart in high school, Cam Lancaster, move in across the street. Although her initial reaction is to evade him, fate has other plans and Amanda learns to forgive, and leave her past in the past. This story story is a joyful reminder that we all can move beyond what defined us in our teenage years. The playful banter between Amanda and Cam is so priceless and endearing. I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming tale of love and forgiveness and am already anticipating Ms. McCarthy's next book!

  • 5
    Title of review 1949

    Posted by Sally Shupe on Aug 15th 2017

    I loved this story by Zoe McCarthy! The characters’ dialogue zipped back and forth. It was fun and flirty with a message of faith and love. Cam has moved back to town and doesn’t recognize Amanda from high school. But she recognizes him. Right down to how her heart felt when he left. Can they get past what happened in high school and find love now? From making a snowman, to building an igloo, to spending Christmas together, Gift of the Magpie is a must read. The characters are engaging, and the theme of faith and trust drew me into the story. Do we trust God to handle the hard situations? Can we offer forgiveness as Jesus did? Gift of the Magpie - made me stop and think about my trust and faith in God, and how I need to forgive others as Jesus forgave me. As Amanda learned to let things go from her past to move forward in her present, it showed me ways I could do the same. I received a free copy in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

  • 5
    Title of review 1948

    Posted by Lani Wisner on Aug 15th 2017

    This is an easy to read and entertaining story about real life and the quirks of relationships. Amanda is a hard working teacher and budding author who just wants to have solitude in order to complete her next project deadline, new year's day. Who moves into her quiet neighborhood but the man who caused her no end of turmoil in high school. Is it possible that she will have to hide in her home for the rest of her life? A sweet story with interesting twists in discovering you CAN get over high school drama. the Magpie was an unexpected surprise. I received a PDF of this book and voluntarily chose to review the Gift of the Magpie.