Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leavesBaltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowedaunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishingability to sense water under the parched... show more
Heartbroken over the tragic death of her fiancé, seventeen-year-old Zora Stewart leavesBaltimore for the frontier town of West Glory, Oklahoma, to help her young widowedaunt keep her homestead going. There she discovers that she possesses the astonishingability to sense water under the parched earth. When her aunt hires her out as a“springsweet” to advise other settlers where to dig their wells, Zora feels the burden ofholding the key to something so essential to survival in this unforgiving land.Even more, she finds herself longing for love the way the prairie thirsts for water.Maybe, in the wildness of the territories, Zora can finally move beyond simply survivingand start living.
Publish date: April 17th 2012
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
Series: The Vespertine (#2)
~Will contain spoilers for The Vespertine, book 1~My first ever NetGalley eBook was The Vespertine and despite trying to get my head around the bizarre idea of being able to read books for free before the release date, I loved every page of it. In particular, I liked on Zora Stewart, a character who...
Originally published hereI was going to talk about Siobhan Vivian's The List today, and I still will because I have Thoughts, but then I read The Springsweet and I can't talk about anything else, so that's what you're getting. Because this book is fantastic. I was a bit worried, in that sequel-to-a-...
Read more reviews and follow discussions at Once Upon a Prologue!It's no secret that Saundra Mitchell's Gothic novel, The Vespertine was one of my favorite novels of 2011. I'm a romantic at heart, and drawn to all kinds of anachronisms, and to me, The Vespertine was a book that, wonderfully, and a...
You do NOT have to have read The Vespertine to read, understand, and enjoy The Springsweet.At a Glance:The Springsweet was a fantastic historical fiction novel, full of rich descriptions of the Old West, and loaded with hardships, learning, and love. Fans of The Vespertine will find something famil...
Charming historical-supernatural romance that's slow to startIn Saundra Mitchell's The Springsweet, seventeen-year-old Zora finds herself stuck in Baltimore - both emotionally and physically - as she grieves the tragic loss of her fiancé. When a rash choice provides a way out, she takes it and finds...