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Monday, June 2, 2014


This is one of those books which may have you questioning your own sanity as it slowly meanders it's way through the life of three very different people who all have ghosts of one sort or another in their background. It is a story of friendship, healing and what it takes to get there.

Chokecherry is a farm which as been in Dana Quinn's family for many years. Malcolm has been watching over it since the death of Dana's parents. Stu, a decorating genius has apparently given up his life to help his Mom at the end of hers and lives in the village not far from Chokecherry. Dana had been living in Queens, NY with her Aunt Irma--then Aunt Irma suddenly dies. It is her wish that Dana return to Chokecherry and write herself well once again. Chokecherry Farm has a troubled past all it's own.

Will these three friends and the mutt that Dana picks up along the way be able to restore Chokecherry farm to a place Dana can once again call home?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well written novel. There were parts that I never saw coming and was both unhappily and happily surprised. I would rate this novel a 5.


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Forty-one year old Dana Quinn, a closet writer, career waitress and three-time psych ward patient has just lost her last family member. For Dana to go on, she must create a life meaningful enough to answer her eternal question: why did she alone survive the accident that killed her family? That's a tall order for someone who's barely managed to exist. Never married, in and out of an institution where only her writing saved her, Dana works a dismal job with a few friends she's managed to keep at a safe distance.

Lost and hopeless in the weeks following Aunt Irma's unexpected death, Dana discovers a letter and takes her aunt's advice to walk away from her life in Queens and return to her family farm to write herself well one more time. For over thirty years Dana's believed the farm was sold and did her best to forget it. But what if everything in the house is frozen in time exactly the way they left it? Nothing can stop her from walking through that door.
On the road she adopts a one-eared dog and finds a new best friend in Iowan-turned-New Yorker, Stu, who's given up designing off-Broadway sets to care for his ailing mother back in his tiny hometown.

Chokecherry, her father's beloved farm, is not at all what Dana expects and far more than she bargains for. By firelight, Malcolm reveals the cryptic history buried in the tunnel, and why the big barn strikes fear in the hearts of those who enter it. Despite its tragic past, the farm also possesses an undeniable capacity to heal the broken. In fact, it seems to be a magnet for broken hearts. Just as Dana and her friends form a tight bond and rise to the challenge of helping Chokecherry realize its true potential, a supernatural ability she's failed to repress for years, nearly kills her. Dana's forced to fight for a life she wants--a life that finally answers her eternal question in ways she never could've imagined.

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About the Author


Sheri Meshal spent most of her childhood on an old farm in Iowa. She is an author by day and chauffeur by night... for a tad bit longer. She inherited her lifelong love of books from her father, who sensed she was a writer long before she did, and changed the course of her life by telling her so.  Her debut novel, Swallowtail, took over six years to write and was inspired by bizarre events which occurred shortly after her father's passing in 1998. Best friends, they'd engaged in countless conversations regarding the possibility of life after death.
A minimalist, Sheri currently lives in Chicago sans furniture with her dog, Kylee and her roommate and fellow writer, Mack Oliver. When she isn't writing, she's traveling and spending time with her nieces and nephews every chance she gets.

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Sheri's Debut Book - Swallowtail

Chicago wife, mother and finance executive Claire Cummings, arrives at work one morning to discover her friend Julia has embezzled millions and vanished. Blindsided and devastated by the betrayal, she’s sent home pending further investigation. Claire’s bizarre death the following day sends everyone reeling, guessing and looking for her in all the wrong places. In no time she's addicted to an enchanting menagerie of tricks and techniques for getting the living's attention, but most people are harder to reach than she'd ever dreamed and even harder to set free.
She was still a mother, a wife, a daughter and a friend... she'd move heaven and earth to keep it that way.

Sheri
Meshal’s Swallowtail is a haunting story about life, love, loss and just how far we’ll go to control it all.

This debut from a thought-provoking new voice in fiction begs the question… what would you do if all the rules changed, and you were suddenly bestowed powers beyond your greatest imagination?

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY


chokecherry giveaway

ONE LUCKY WINNER will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card
Open Worldwide
Ending on Sunday 6th July at 11.59pm EST

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46 comments :

Mai Tran said...

I'd choose the ability to turn back time. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kero Pinkihan said...

I once enjoyed reading supernatural stories so i might give this a try for summer read. especially that the theme friendship and forgiveness resound so much to me nowadays

DeDa Studios said...

This looks like a good read. I have got to take time adn read more this summer.

Sharon Martin said...

I enjoyed this one too reading how they all grow together. xx

Shannon said...

I would have to say time travel abilities. Thank you for this chance to win.

Diane Estrella said...

Not a usual book I would pick, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for spotlighting this book.

Kristy Figueroa said...

Sounds like a fantastic summer read!!

Dede said...

Your reviews are always so thorough. I'm an avid reader but like to invest time in books I know I'll like.....thanks for sharing your thoughts.

theroadtodomestication.com said...

Ooo, this sounds like a really great one! I'd love to have a farm - I might live vicariously through this book LOL

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I love the mystical vibe of the book cover! Good luck to those joining the giveaway!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

entered the giveaway--the book looks like one I'd like to add to my summer reading list.

becca said...

I'm all about the unusual and this sounds like it meets that topic.As usual you have a great review.

Touristmeetstraveler said...

Your reviews on books are always very in depth, they really let me know what I'm getting into if I decide to read the book; thank you.

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like a really great read! Thanks for the great review.

Rebecca Swenor said...

If I would have a supernatural power I would choose it to be for strenght. :)

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a great read. Awesome giveaway too!

Michelle F.

Jenn said...

I love the cover, it is very pretty! Thanks for a great giveaway too, I love Amazon.

Natalie said...

If I had a supernatural power I would love to be able to fly. I hate commuting everywhere and have always dreamed of flying.

Lisa Weidknecht said...

This sounds like a great book. I hope I win so I can buy it!

JessyPooh87 said...

I would want to read minds.

Renald said...

I would like to be a fly on the wall and spy on people.Deb P

April Mims said...

You always review such interesting books! Thanks for the giveaway!

Healy Harpster said...

What a wonderful story to read! I really like the cover and the intriguing title.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Sounds very tragic. I want to read this and learn how she managed to survived those hard times.

Amanda McMahon said...

Oh wow... I am not sure how I feel. Seems conflictING yet intriguing

April McGregor said...

The book Swallow Tail caught my attention. Would love to read it.

Lawna Noe said...

I am going on a camping trip soon and I bet these would be great titles to take along. I could picture myself relaxing with a nice book like these.

Travel Quest said...

Very interesting book I miss reading ... thanks for the giveaway.

mail4rosey said...

I just entered the giveaway and I tweeted it out. Thanks for sharing!

Daniel M said...

healing (like wolverine) - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

bn100 said...

to fly

Claire said...

I would either like to be invisible or live forever.

Edmond Leung said...

the ability to turn back time & change things. SOS. Help. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the $10 paypal to shop & eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! THe ability to fly maybe. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would want to fly.
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Michelle said...

I would want to be invisible

anne marie Carter said...

I would chose the ability to go back in time because I would love to go back and have one more hug from my favorite great aunt.

Allison said...

I would want to be able to will things to happen.

Julie Waldron said...

I would either like to time travel, will things to happen or be invisible.

Unknown said...

Go back and forth in time!

Hanna Lei said...

Reading minds! -Hanna Lei

katieoscarlet said...

my supernatural ability would be reading minds so I can tell when I'm being lied to

Pixel Berry Pie said...

Well, I'd love the time travel ability. But, since many people have already chosen that... I'd also like invisibility. :-)

John Lamano said...

Invisibility or mind reading

KasadiaIsBeauty said...

I cant choose between the ability to stop time or read minds.

Debra Holloway said...

I would want to be able to fly.

 
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