Blackbird Fly

Blackbird Fly

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Lise McClendon By LiseMcClendon Completed

In Blackbird Fly a house in France connects three women together -- the woman who owns the house, the woman who lives in the house, and the woman who died there sixty years before. Merle Bennett inherits the house of her late husband, in a small village in the Dordogne. But when she arrives a deranged squatter won't let her inside.

Secrets from the post-war period, when southwest France was left to wither by Nazi occupation, and secrets of a newer kind, occupy what should be a fine French summer for Merle. With her teenage son in tow, a sexy roofer in her kitchen, and a nasty discovery in the pissoir, there is plenty to keep her mind off her endless to-do list. A story of murder, self-discovery, and family, deep in the heart of France.

In her first stand-alone suspense novel, Lise McClendon reaches deep into the past to find a France untouched by the outside world of tourism and fashion. Writing in a "lyrical, often humorous style," she brings both the pain and rewards of rebirth and the rich French countryside to life.

  • fiction
  • france
  • mystery
  • self-discovery
  • suspense
  • thriller
  • wattys2014
  • womens
  • womensfiction
dionneeckstein dionneeckstein Jun 04, 2017
This is written soooo beautifullyyyyy even if it was dark and about death
Merleintje Merleintje Nov 18, 2015
Lol i was like: oh lets search the meaning of my name on wattpad. 
                              This story shows up
                              My name is a person
                              Hi my name is merle
HeidiJoSwain HeidiJoSwain Aug 01, 2014
I have a feeling this is the beginning of a rather special Wattpad discovery...
lovelifesneha lovelifesneha Jun 19, 2014
My mom had a narrow escape from a heart attack day before yesterday,which the doctors say could have been otherwise fatal coz she was attended timely.
                              i felt goosebumps while reading this chapter and worrying about my mum.
Dejamequetecuente Dejamequetecuente Jun 16, 2014
I've only read the first chapter and I think it's brilliant!
                              Congratulations :)
Addictedtonovels1256 Addictedtonovels1256 Jun 06, 2014
Your writing is so powerful and it makes you want to keep reading! The atmosphere which is created in chapter one is so moving and the storyline is unique and engaging :)
                              Do you know any website to create book covers?(as I'm writing a book and I can't find any good software,thank you)