Book Review: A Bird on a Windowsill by Laura Miller

front cover 5.26.16Genre: Small-town, second-chance romance (contemporary new adult)
Pages: 285
Release Date: June 20, 2016
ARC given for an honest review


“Who do you choose, Vannah?” 

She’s standing at the door, her dark green eyes slicing open the distance between her gaze and mine. And I’m just staring back at her. And three thoughts are all that are on my mind:
I love this girl.
I love this girl.
I love this girl.
She takes a breath. I hold mine. And with that, a silent thought slips into my cadence.
I love this girl.
I love this girl.
I love this girl.
Choose me.

Choose me.

Salem and Savannah have known each other since childhood, and nearly every memory they each hold, they share together. But when Savannah tells Salem that her family is moving to South Carolina only days into their sophomore year of high school, Salem is devastated.

They vow to spend the rest of Savannah’s time in their small hometown, together, rewinding the last ten years of their young lives, until one day, Salem wakes up, and Savannah’s gone.

But that’s not the last time their paths cross. In fact, life continues to intertwine their stories, until one sunny afternoon, Salem walks into their hometown’s newspaper office and looks up to a familiar face. It’s Savannah, and she’s just the same as the last time he saw her. The only problem is, he’s not.

Based in small-town Missouri, A Bird on a Windowsill tells the story of a boy and a girl who share one past. And now, at twenty-three, having spent the last six years apart, they both must navigate the delicate line of loving and letting go, until they’re each faced with a choice that could change their future—and their story.


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My Review:

Oh my heart! This book had the sweetest and most precious love story. Young love at it finest and the kind of ending we all dream about. Things weren’t always all rainbows and butterflies though.

Salem and Savannah have been best friends their whole lives. They loved each other from day one but as were growing up they didn’t realize what it was as their feelings transformed. Not only could they not place what exactly it was what they were feeling but then they also had to figure out how to let each other know and what to do from there. Unfortunately by the time they bare their souls its too late. Savannah moves away and the only moments they have left are when the starts happen to align and bring them back for the summer. Years and years later Savannah comes back to town but everything that she thought would still be waiting for her didn’t turn out that way. The town and everyone in it had moved on. Now she has to find her place again but how can she move on when Salem reminds her of everything they once had.

I can’t tell you how much I loved Salem. I’m so happy that he didn’t just wait for her forever. I mean he did but he dated as it made it less pathetic haha. When Savannah came back to town, I was so happy that she wasn’t the same selfish girl that she was growing up. She had this power over Salem and I swear she would just trample his heart after piecing it together.

I really did love this book. Laura Miller is one of my favorite authors. She writes such great love stories that you can put yourself into the characters shoes and feel the emotions and ride the roller coaster with them. This book lived up to her reputation. I couldn’t put it down and there was a moment I had to walk away to control all the feels. Trust me you will all love it. Plus you guys know how much I love dual POV.

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About The Author:
PictureLaura Miller was born in the Missouri River Bottoms in Berger, Mo., but grew up in New Haven, Mo., and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou). While in college, Laura was a 400-meter and 600-yard runner on the University’s track and field team. She later graduated from Mizzou with a degree in newsprint journalism and spent some years as a newspaper reporter, covering government and business news, prior to writing fiction.
Laura spent some time in San Diego, Calif., and Charleston, S.C., before moving back to the Midwest in 2011. She now lives in Kansas City, Mo., with her husband, a TV meteorologist.
Laura’s debut novel, Butterfly Weeds, hit the Amazon Best-Seller’s List in October 2012, while its sequel, My Butterfly, released in June 2013. Her third novel, For All You Have Left, released in February 2014, and By Way of Accident followed, debuting in October 2014. In July 2015, When Cicadas Cry released. And her newest novel, A Bird on a Windowsill, has a scheduled release date of Summer 2016. When she’s not working on her next book, Laura can be found chasing after her niece and nephews or lost in a reality cooking show.

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