Yellow-Billed Magpie - Nancy Schoellkopf

Title: Yellow-Billed Magpie
Author: Nancy Schoellkopf
Pages: 216
Published: 2015
Challenges: None
Genre: Romance
Edition: Paperback
Source: ARC; I received this book for an honest review from iRead Book Tours

Description: 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. (via Publisher)

Thoughts: While I try to avoid cliched romance books, this book seemed to unlike others, but I was hoping for more to the book and felt that the book was fairly simple. I liked how the author made Sam a character that was flawed but could also could be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I wished that the book was a little longer, as I think that the characters, especially Sam, could have been fleshed out better than they were.

Bottom line: It was a nice, quick read, easily something that most readers would be able to complete in a day or two and its characters were people that could one could easily relate to. Recommended.

Rating: 3.8/5

Buy the book:   Amazon

Author's Bio:

Nancy Schoellkopf has been telling stories and writing poems for many lifetimes. It goes without saying she’s needed a second income, so this time around she happily taught amazing children in special education classes in two urban school districts in Sacramento, California. A full time writer now, she enjoys lavishing attention on her cat, her garden and her intriguing circle of family and friends.

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