Book Review: The Mourning Dove and His Snow Sparrow by Eve Healy

Callum's mother died years ago, and now he lives alone in their cabin in the woods. But one snowy day he rescues an injured sparrow, who turns into a winged man, and both find themselves falling for each other.

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Title: The Mourning Dove and His Snow Sparrow
Pages: 148
My Rating: 3 Stars
More Info: Goodreads // Amazon


*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*

This was sweet. The romance was sweet, and I felt some feelings for the characters. Bad for them when they were grieving or worried or suffering. Happy for them when they started falling for each other and realizing they didn’t have to be alone and could have love.

Also bird man! Well, a bird turned into a man, and he still had wings. That was fun. A little more interesting in some ways than a typical shifter, since he was still sort of learning how to be human. And who doesn’t love wings?

My biggest issue was that most of the romance was sort of skipped over, except the sex. Even the hurt/comfort you don’t see very much of. (To be fair, there were at least a few non-sex scenes we got to see.) So although I know they spent a lot of time together, just the two of them, in an isolated cabin, I didn’t quite feel the extent of the feelings between them. But I felt some.

You also have to suspend a lot of disbelief, and I’m not even talking about the bird man. Things like Callum riding piggyback on Aurear’s back while Aurear flew with his wings… which were on his back. And Callum being seemingly deathly ill, but going out into the snow the next day.

But overall, this was a sweet and cozy romance story that doesn’t take long to read and will leave you with some nice feelings!

*Rating: 3 Stars // Read Date: 2023 // Format: Ebook via TTS*


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