|Reviews of The Rosewood
“The author reserves her most persuasive voice for the old stories that she digs out of these ancient hills, haunting tales of wandering ghosts and guardian angels, of Daniel Boone and his fellow pioneers, of missing children and uneasy spirits, and the old, old story of the land itself.”
- New York Times
“A tale artfully crafted, a novel written as folk art. With fluid writing and sensitive telling, McCrumb presents her Appalachian series as perfectly as dogwood in the spring.”
- Houston Chronicle
“What a voice this writer has. What a mind for plotting. And what an eye for the telling detail that makes people or places come alive. She is superb at telling tales . as sweet as wild honey and as special as the changing colors of the leaves."
-The Washington Times
"Grave, poignant, and altogether magical."
"Sharyn McCrumb deftly manipulates reality and fantasy here by fusing fact with the rich lore of rural mysticism. She crystallizes Appalachian vernacular around a fascinating plot."
“This mystical book is a must-read for anyone who believes that the spirit of the pioneer should not disappear from the land - a wonderful book.”
-The Washington Post
“An original storyteller, plying surprises and twists throughout."
-The Denver Post
“The lyric writing pulls the reader from page to page. There also are the colors of the South that McCrumb stitches so masterfully into this hauntingly beautiful quilt. This book should be on everyone's summer reading list."
“In her Ballad novels, author Sharyn McCrumb, creator of Nora Bonesteel, lays down a theme track, scores it with fascinating characters, and repeats the melody through subplot after subplot until readers are bewitched. So it is with The Rosewood Casket."
-Spartanburg Herald Journal
“…The Rosewood Casket proves once again that Sharyn McCrumb is an author extraordinaire. Her characterizations of the Stargill brothers . are touching and beautiful. Highly recommended."
-Affaire de Coeur
“What a rich and hearty Appalachian stew McCrumb has cooked up this time – and how satisfying to body and soul, especially for those of us who love these hallowed hills of which she writes."
-Jerry Bledsoe, author of Before She Wakes
The Ballad Novels • Words & Music Performances • Signings & Appearances • Marketplace
Newsletter • Home • For Educators • Author Biography • For Book Groups • Reviews
Themes • About the Author & Her Novels • Keepers of the Legends • St. Dale
Press Releases & Photographs • Interviews • Contact the Author • Shopping Cart
|Sharyn McCrumb. All Rights Reserved. Web Site Services by Service First Webmasters, Inc.|