Loss, secrets, history, meaning, and spirituality. The Sheep Walker’s Daughter intertwines Basque history, the landscape of Northern and Central California, and the Basque region of Spain.
Sydney Avey weaves gold and silver threads of mothers and daughters into a family tree, a tapestry of the Tree of Life.
Dee seemed to be on auto-pilot until her mother died and new people entered her life. With the new relationships, came questions about Dee’s choices, her mother’s choices, and her daughter’s choices.
As I read this book, I thought about the secrets still existing in my family history. I thought of the choices I have made, the choices my mother made, the choices her mother made, and how those choices influenced our families, our history.
With loss, comes reflection,
“The things we leave behind aren’t important. What’s important are the memories we carry forward and what we do because of them.”
With the revealing of the secrets, comes a blossoming of opportunities, freedom, and reflection.
“What are you waiting for? An invitation? What am I waiting for? I’m waiting for something.”
The Sheep Walker’s Daughter is a great read that can be read for sheer enjoyment, AND it can catapult the reader into examining the choices she has made, the relationships she has nurtured, and the relationship she has with God.
I highly recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from HopeSprings Books, an imprint of Chalfont House Publishing, in exchange for my honest review.
My prayer for you:
Father, thank You for Sydney Avey and her thoughtful reflection upon the choices women make and how they impact our relationships with others and with You. May the readers of The Sheep Walker’s Daughter reflect upon their choices and be blessed.
May the Lord bless you and reveal the secrets of your family history and unfold the rich tapestry that you have woven.