Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford is one of those books that captures your heart from the first page and doesn’t let it go even after you’ve turned that last page. Set during the Depression era 1920’s and 30’s Songs of Willow Frost is a touching and emotional tale of a Chinese American young boy and his mother. It is a quietly told and beautifully written book that I won’t soon forget.
We first meet twelve year old William who is living at the Sacred Heart Orphanage for the last five years of his life. He had watched his mother being taken away and never saw her again. On their birthday the nuns take the boys to the theatre and while there William is sure that the picture of the actress Willow Frost that he sees is his mother. He runs away from the orphanage determined to find her and find out why she left him. What he learns has the power to change his life forever.
This is such a powerful novel and one that brought me to tears. As the story alternates between the 1920’s and 30’s and you learn who Willow was and why she made the choices she did you find your heart breaking. Ultimately you find that the bond between a mother and her child is truly an unbreakable one. My wonderful library had the audio of Songs of Willow Frost which is narrated by Ryan Gesell and he has a wonderfully quiet tone of voice that lent so well to the telling of this story. I truly enjoyed his narration and loved this book!
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford is on tour with TLC Book Tours so be sure and check out the other tour stops. Jamie can be found on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can purchase your own copy of Songs of Willow Frost at Amazon or Amazon Canada.
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I have one copy of Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford to share with my US readers. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Oct 25/13. Good luck!
Source: Review copy provided by Publisher however audiobook was a library copy. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.