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NIGHTINGALE’S NEST by Nikki Loftin (WoW #144)

Posted by on June 26, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

Nightingale's Nest

Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or Little John” as he’s always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain of Texas dollar stores, when he hears a beautiful song that transfixes him. He follows the melody and finds, not a bird, but a young girl sitting in the branches of a tall sycamore tree.

There’s something magical about this girl, Gayle, especially her soaring singing voice, and Little John’s friendship with Gayle quickly becomes the one bright spot in his life, for his home is dominated by sorrow over his sister’s death and his parents’ ever-tightening financial difficulties.

But then Mr. King draws Little John into an impossible choice—forced to choose between his family’s survival and a betrayal of Gayle that puts her future in jeopardy.

Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen story, Nightingale’s Nest is an unforgettable novel about a boy with the weight of the world on his shoulders and a girl with the gift of healing in her voice

NIGHTINGALE’S NEST will be released February 20th 2014 from Razorbill/Penguin.

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  1. This sounds great, thanks for bringing it to my attention!! I still want to read Nikki Loftin's release from either end of last year or beginning of this year (i think), The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy. I've heard great things about her writing. Thanks :)

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