On May 2, 1933 Seattle is blanketed with an unexpected snow, a blackberry winter. Single mother Vera Ray rushes home from the night shift to wake three-year-old Daniel only to find him missing. She finds his teddy bear in the snow, but no clue to what happened to him or where he might be. A desperate and grieving Vera searches in vain to find her son.
Turn the calendar forward to present day Seattle. Once again on May 2nd, Seattle awakens to an unexpected heavy snowstorm. Reporter Claire Aldridge is given an assignment by her boss at the Seattle Herald to cover this blackberry winter as well as the earlier one. While investigating the earlier storm, Claire learns of Daniel’s abduction and is determined to solve this mystery. What Claire never expected to find was a connection to Vera.
The story of BLACKBERRY WINTER by Sarah Jio is well-thought out with a plot that will hold your interest from beginning to end. The present is woven intricately with the past, blending two stories into one. The characters were true-to-life. This is definitely a book for your “must read” list. It is a quick read, but don’t hurry through it. You’ll want to savor each and every page.
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