Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Book of Sylvia by Michael Scott Miller

A whispered name to James' casual friend as he was yanked out of the police cruiser and as she was yanked out of the other door turned out to be Sylvia's quest for finding Richard Witherspoon.  Sylvia wasn’t sure what the significance of the name was or if it was a puzzle for her to solve, but she definitely was going to find out.

After Sylvia left the prison and was free to go, she ventured on her own back to London, but during the return trip, she noticed a church and decided to stop. Aren't churches supposed to help the weary and down trodden? 

At the church, she found Father Christopher and his five-parishioner church to be inviting, and so she boldly asked if she could stay in the rectory.  Much to his own surprise, he said yes.  

Sylvia’s stay definitely livened things up as she tried to solve the puzzle of the name Richard Witherspoon.  As time went on, Sylvia and the priest realized they were good for each other....two lonely souls helping each other and becoming friends with Sylvia leading the way and helping Father Christopher to get his parish back and she trying to solve the mystery of the whispered name.

The book's characters were delightful.  The priest was funny, lonely, and questioning his fit as a priest.  Sylvia was inquisitive, determined, and quirky.  Father Christopher’s cook was definitely stuffy.  

If you need a break from serious, this is the book you will want to read.  It is quite enjoyable in terms of characters and plot….something different.  It will also remind the reader about the human traits of caring and concern.    

ENJOY!!!  I definitely did. 5/5

This book was given to me free of charge by the author in return for an honest review.


  1. It is something different and as I mentioned, it gives you a break from serious.


  2. Thanks for sharing your review from this genre!

    Happy Reading!