Review: Yellow-billed Magpie by:Nancy Schoellkopf

Yellow-billed Magpie by Nancy Schoellkopf
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Unlike their black-billed cousins, yellow-billed magpies are rarely found outside California’s central valley. So when they begin showing up in Samantha O’Malley’s dreams, she wonders: are they calling me home?

Disappointed by failed fertility treatments and the break-up of her marriage, Samantha returns to her home town and slips into old habits, resuming her teaching career, even hooking up with an old lover. But she also renews her friendship with Craig, the school custodian she honors as her spiritual guide. The work they do together with Samantha’s special education students will lead her to discoveries she never thought possible.

Yellow-Billed Magpie is a love story, a spiritual journey, a quest to look beyond appearances to the mystical rhythms that guide the human heart.

My Review:
 Samantha O’Malley seems to be having a rough go of it. So many things in her life seem to not be going the way she had planned. It has been in my experience very much the same way. Life just typically goes the opposite way we anticipate, doesn’t it? sometimes as we move towards times like these, to become centered again we have to go through extreme measures and this is exactly what Samantha has to do. She starts having odd dreams and it is only through her interpretation of these dreams she finally learns something new about herself.

 The author was able to connect with me right away. She gives the main character a very strong central role but does not overdo it. I liked Samantha right away and actually felt sorry for her. By midway of the book I’m cheering her on. Check out more reviews on this book, here. Purchase book here.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.

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