“Let the Willows Weep” by Sherry Parnell

Reposting Let the Willows Weep by Sherry Parnell, I loved reading this book and when I saw it's available in hardcover now, I wanted to share the Books and Pens on Green Gables review again!





Let the Willows Weep by Sherry Parnell

“I want to read everything that Sherry Parnell writes. If I’m not mistaken, this is her first book. This book is up there as one of my favorites. I think it would be a great book club book, too! Five stars, this is one I will tell my friends about.”

-Books and Pens on Green Gables


Let the Willows Weep by Sherry Parnell


“Author Sherry Parnell has written a fabulous book that you won’t be able to stop reading. It is a book that touches on many topics, like growing up in poverty, verbal and emotional abuse, grief, racism, stereotyping, and love. It is a heartbreaking story, and while it is fiction, it may be more of a look at reality than many of us would like to know.”

-Books and Pens on Green Gables


Author Sherry Parnell has written a fabulous book that you won’t be able to stop reading. It is a book that touches on many topics, like growing up in poverty, verbal and emotional abuse, grief, racism, stereotyping, and love. It is a heartbreaking story, and while it is fiction, it may be more of a look at reality than many of us would like to know.


I felt so many emotions while reading Let the Willows Weep, and as a mom, it is hard for me to grasp the demeanor of Birddog’s mother. She was extremely harsh with the main character Birddog, always, with rarely a kind word, touch, or any love shown to Birddog from a very young age. Unfortunately, Birddog’s older brother, Caul, picked up on this and continued it. Brothers often tease sisters, but this teasing seems so calculated and beyond mean. 


Thankfully, Birddog did have love in her life, in the forms of her oldest brother, Denny, and her Daddy, who worked tirelessly as a miner. They were her protectors, hero’s, her friends, and honestly, the only family that loved her. 


As the reader, I felt like I knew Birddog, and I wanted to reach into the pages and help her! Birddog didn’t have an easy life. At times, she was misunderstood or not allowed to explain anything that happened. She is so likable and someone I will remember for her strength, determination, and values. Readers get to watch Birddog go from a young girl playing with bugs in the dirt to a young woman who falls in love. But, her love comes at a cost. She makes a choice, and it has many heartbreaking consequences.


And, when Birddog is going through one of the most pivotal times in her life, an unexpected person is there, who becomes her friend, takes care of her, and loves her unconditionally when everyone else is gone. 

I want to read everything that Sherry Parnell writes. If I’m not mistaken, this is her first book. This book is up there as one of my favorites. I think it would be a great book club book, too! Five stars, this is one I will tell my friends about. 

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I received this book for free to read and review. I appreciate the opportunity I was given!

Book Clubs, please look at Sherry Parnell’s website to schedule your time with her!


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