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The Lyre and the Lambs by Sydney Avey August 28, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:09 am
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It’s the Sixties. Modernity and tradition clash as two newlywed couples set up house together. Dee and her daughter Valerie move with their husbands into a modern glass house Valerie built in a proudly rural Los Altos, California neighborhood. When their young relatives start showing up and moving in, the neighbors get suspicious. Then a body is found in the backyard and the life they are trying to build comes undone.

Father Mike is back to guide Dee through a difficult time with humor and grace, even as his own life is unraveling. Now he’s going to have to take some of his own advice about love.

The Lyre and the Lambs explores the passions that draw people together and the faith it takes to overcome trauma.

My thoughts:

Sydney grabs you from the first page with a very disturbing scene. From there you just have to keep reading to see what will happen next, what is really going on?

This book covers some serious topics yet it is somewhat comical the way these people start all living together and how this house becomes a place for kids to gather and find hope.

I enjoyed seeing the passion that Roger and Dee have for each other even as they are older adults, I think sometimes we think just because someone is older they have no passion and that really isn’t the case.

This book is a second in a series, I did not read the first one. Sydney does a good job of dropping information that was probably gained in the first book and actually it whets your appetite to go and read the first book and see what happened because that one sounds very interesting.

Overall a good read for someone looking for something a bit different from your typical Christian fiction.

Visit Sydney here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore or Amazon.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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