The Hummingbird’s Cage

Book Title: The Hummingbird’s Cage

Author: Tamara Dietrich

Publisher: Orion

Publication Date: August 25th 2016

Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)

Pages: 368

Format Received: ARC (eBook)

Goodreads: A dazzling debut novel about taking chances, finding hope, and learning to stand up for your dreams…

Everyone in Wheeler, New Mexico, thinks Joanna leads the perfect life: the quiet, contented housewife of a dashing deputy sheriff, raising a beautiful young daughter, Laurel. But Joanna’s reality is nothing like her facade. Behind closed doors, she lives in constant fear of her husband. She’s been trapped for so long, escape seems impossible—until a stranger offers her the help she needs to flee….

On the run, Joanna and Laurel stumble upon the small town of Morro, a charming and magical village that seems to exist out of time and place. There a farmer and his wife offer her sanctuary, and soon, between the comfort of her new home and blossoming friendships, Joanna’s soul begins to heal, easing the wounds of a decade of abuse.

But her past—and her husband—aren’t so easy to escape. Unwilling to live in fear any longer, Joanna must summon a strength she never knew she had to fight back and forge a new life for her daughter and herself….

My Review: First and foremost I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing for allowing me the opportunity to read an ARC of this novel.

It is a great novel which I highly recommend. At times my mind did wonder, but not away from the book, it wondered in thought at questions I had raised due to the storyline.

With a mixture of love, hate, marital and domestic abuse, adventure and the supernatural, this novel was clinching and magnetic, pulling me into a story of hope overall all else.

Please note, the beginning of the book is a difficult read. With a heavy onset of marital and domestic abuse, it is heart wrenching, however keep at it, as mentioned above hope makes an appearance.

Overall, a fantastic novel.

About the Author: Tamara Dietrich was born in Germany and raised in Appalachia. She has bounced around in states as far-flung as Maryland, New Mexico, Maine, New York, Arizona and Virginia. Along the way, she has become an award-winning newspaper journalist for her news reporting, feature writing and column writing. When she s not spending every free moment working on novels, she s cycling, hiking, jogging and gardening. Travel is a particular pleasure, although she doesn’t get nearly enough of it. She s the mother of a 19-year-old son, and provides room and board and couch privileges to three cats and a dog. THE HUMMINGBIRD’S CAGE is her debut novel. For more information about Tamara Dietrich, visit her website.


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