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Author: Ellen Herrick Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9780062424877
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With echoes of the alchemy of Practical Magic, the lushness of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, and the darkly joyful wickedness of the Witches of East End, Ellen Herrick’s debut novel spins an enchanting love story about a place where magic whispers just beneath the surface, and almost anything is possible—if you aren’t afraid to listen.

The Sparrow sisters are as tightly woven into the seaside New England town of Granite Point as the wild sweet peas that climb the stone walls along the harbor. Sorrel, Nettie, and Patience are as colorful as the beach plums on the dunes and as mysterious as the fog that rolls into town at dusk.

Patience is the town healer, and when a new doctor settles into Granite Point, he brings with him a mystery so compelling that Patience is drawn to love him, even as she struggles to mend him. But when Patience Sparrow’s herbs and tinctures are believed to be implicated in a local tragedy, Granite Point is consumed by a long-buried fear—and its three-hundred-year-old history resurfaces as a modern-day witch hunt threatens. The plants and flowers, fruit trees, and high hedges begin to wither and die, and the entire town begins to fail; fishermen return to the harbor empty-handed, and blight descends on the old elms that line the lanes.

It seems as if Patience and her town are lost, until the women of Granite Point band together to save the Sparrow. As they gather, drawing strength from each other, will they be able to turn the tide and return life to Granite Point?

The Sparrow Sisters is a beautiful, haunting, and thoroughly mesmerizing novel that will capture your imagination.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you’re looking for a read ala Elin Hilderbrand with a touch of magic, look no further than The Sparrow Sisters, Ellen Herrick’s wicked and romantic debut.”

    Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of

  • “A haunting, magical, modern-day fairy tale. A feast for the senses.”

    Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Readers looking for a charming, romantic tale with just the right amount of magical elements will enjoy this book.”

    Library Journal

  • “Cassandra Campbell’s enchanting cadence…brings Patience Sparrow and her sisters, Nettie and Sorrel, to life with her steady narration and gives the lovestruck doctor, Henry, additional credibility.”


  • “A delightfully intriguing debut, gracefully paced and skillfully crafted. Ellen Herrick’s attention to sensory detail is magical and moving. Evocative to the last page.”

    Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life

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About the Author

Ellen Herrick was director of publicity at Warner Books (before it became Grand Central), making bestsellers out of many titles in many genres. She splits her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a small town on Cape Cod very much like Granite Point.