Hello everyone! Welcome to another book review as part of a WOW! Women on Writing book tour! Up this time: Waterbury Winter by Linda Stewart Henley!
*DISCLAIMER – I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for a honest review as part of this book tour*
Genre: Friendship & Mystery
Publisher: She Writes Press
We head to New England town Waterbury where we meet Barnaby Brown, a widower who’s in a funk. The former artist who works at a hardware store, hits the drink a bit too often and swimming in bills, he’s dreaming of a new life out west with his parrot Popsicle.
After Barnaby mistakenly leaves his kitchen window open and Popsicle goes missing, Barnaby’s relatively solitary life is opened to meeting more people. He meets a social worker named Lisa, who answers a poster Barnaby put up looking for Popsicle. Through Lisa, he in reintroduced to Julia, who he knew when he was in college.
While Barnaby is trying to turn a new leaf, he finds the inspiration to start painting again, and has a friend from college who buys some of his paintings for an art gallery he curates, and the potential for a second income stream would make his life a lot easier.
This novel is one of hope, where things once lost or forgotten may not be gone forever, and maybe all you need is a New England Winter to turn life on it’s head to set you on the path you’re meant to be on now.
If you like novels about new friendships, newfound passions, New England winters, sassy parrots and a bit of mystery – Waterbury Winter is the novel for you!
About the Author:
Linda Stewart Henley is the author of Estelle: A Novel. Among other honors, it won Silver in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Historical Fiction and was a finalist for The Eric Hoffer Book Awards as well as for the 2021 Nancy Pearl Award. She lives in Anacortes, Washington, with her husband. Waterbury Winter is her second novel.
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