Sweet! Not what I expected but lovely nonetheless.
This gorgeous cover caught my eye when I was in Asheville NC this summer. The author lives there and this beautiful book was in all the local bookstores.
Although the book description grabbed me, I was a little underwhelmed by the story. It didn’t quite pack the punch I was hoping for, but if you’re in the mood for a sweet, somewhat magical story without a lot of angst, this might be the book for you.
There is a quite lively and diverse cast of characters inhabiting the Dellawisp apartments. Named for the (fictional) birds who flitter and fly around the property, the building almost has a life of its own. We have Zoe, a recent high school graduate who is moving into her mother’s former unit while she attends the College of Charleston. Charlotte is the bohemian neighbor who befriends Zoe. There is also Mac, a chef, the building manager and several other real and imagined characters.
Adding to all of this is Pigeon, Zoe’s imaginary pet. All of the characters are tied together at the end, which was, after all the various storylines, rather sweet and endearing. This is not a heavy or in-depth book so if you’re looking for a sweet story with lots of love and magic mixed in, you might enjoy it. Readers absolutely rave about the author’s other books so I will definitely give them a try.
About the Book:
An enchanting tale filled with magical realism and moments of pure love that won’t let you go.
Between the real and the imaginary, there are stories that take flight in the most extraordinary ways.
Right off the coast of South Carolina, on Mallow Island, The Dellawisp sits—a stunning old cobblestone building shaped like a horseshoe, and named after the tiny turquoise birds who, alongside its human tenants, inhabit an air of magical secrecy.
When Zoey comes to claim her deceased mother’s apartment on an island outside of Charleston she meets her quirky and secretive neighbors, including a girl on the run, two estranged middle-aged sisters, a lonely chef, a legendary writer, and three ghosts. Each with their own story. Each with their own longings. Each whose ending isn’t yet written.