A Review: Winter Shadows

Winter ShadowsWinter Shadows by Margaret Buffie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It is not often that I give a novel, 5/5 stars. Margaret Buffie is at the top of her craft with her latest novel, Winter Shadows. Two teens, 150 years apart, are connected through tragedy and time one Christmas Season. The trick about writing a novel in two different first person points of view is to make their voices distinct and compelling. Both Cass and Beatrice have their subtle nuances in speech that make them quite different and interesting. Teens will appreciate the struggle both have to contend with to fight and figure out what they want in two very different worlds. Her subtle touches of character descriptions, simple metaphors and setting made me feel like I was still in winter under a blanket of snow, instead of the stifling heat of a summer’s day in June.

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About Melanie J. Fishbane

My novel, MAUD: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery was published in 2017 through Penguin Random House on April 25, 2017. I hold an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Here I talk about my writing process, things I love, and creative people who inspire me.
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