The title does not connect very well with Appalachian literature, but this actually is a sequel to the more appropriately titled Sons of Blackbird Mountain. It continues the story of Aven Norgaard, an Irish immigrant to the Virginia mountains after the Civil War who weds a deaf Norwegian immigrant but whose life is complicated by the strengths and weaknesses of his younger brother. Joanne Bischof is a prolific and distinguished author of Christian historical romances who lives in Southern California. She won the San Diego Christian Writers Guild Novel of the Year Award in 2014.
Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2019. 351 pages. Trade paperback.