➵ Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2) Read ➼ Author Patricia A. McKillip – Anguillais.us

Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2) When Bookstore Owner Sylvia Lynn Hears Her Grandmother S Voice On The Phone, She Knows She Must Finally Return To Her Childhood Home In Upstate New York Her Beloved Grandfather Has Died, And Though She Has Put A Country Between Her And The Past, The Time Has Come For Sylvia To Face The Grandmother Who Raised Her And The Woods Which So Beguiled And Frightened Her Though Lynn Hall Is Nearly Ramshackle, Sylvia S Grandmother Is Just As Spry As Ever There Is No Escaping Her Scrutiny And Sylvia Has Something To Hide But It S Not Until She Meets The Fiber Guild A Group Of Local Women Who Meet To Knit, Embroider, And Sew That Sylvia Learns Why Her Grandmother Watches Her A Primitive Power Exists In The Forest, A Force The Fiber Guild Seeks To Bind In Its Stitches And Weavings And Sylvia Is No Stranger To The Woods.

➵ Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2)  Read ➼ Author Patricia A. McKillip – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 278 pages
  • Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2)
  • Patricia A. McKillip
  • English
  • 12 November 2018
  • 044101366X

    10 thoughts on “➵ Solstice Wood (Winter Rose, #2) Read ➼ Author Patricia A. McKillip – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    Well, this was a lovely book Standing on the fine line between our world and the land of faerie, a home and its guardians sew confines on all the potential crossing points, expecting protection but actually walling themselves in as well as the enchantment out A story of family and magic and hot fae in the woods.It was optimistic and soothing and full of fiber arts, a particular love of mine Crocheting spells to weave magic boundaries A coven built on yarn and fellowship Yes, please and than Well, this was a lovely book Standing on the fine line between our world and the land of faerie, a home and its guardians sew confines on all the potential crossing points, expecting protection but actually walling themselves in as well as the enchantment out A story of family and magic and hot fae in the woods.It was optimistic and soothing and full of fiber arts, a particular love of mine Croc...


  2. says:

    The one where Sylvia s grandfather dies and her grandmother calls her home to a house that s a gate between two worlds.There s the germ of something wonderful here, and it all clusters around Iris, the grandmother, and her Fiber Guild Everything in Iris POV, everything about the Fiber Guild, I loved The changeling was also wonderful, with a truly alien mind But I can t recommend this one.Part of the problem was the plot s dependence on things I just didn t believe The human antagonist was c The one where Sylvia s grandfather dies and her grandmother calls her home to a house that s a gate between two worlds.There s the germ of something wonderful here, and it all clusters...


  3. says:

    This is my second time reading this, which is a sequel to Winter Rose The first time, I hadn t read Winter Rose in a couple of years and so couldn t directly compare them, and I felt as though Solstice Wood stood up reasonably well.This time, I read them back to back, and oh dear, I thought Winter Rose was much better and didn t like Solstice Wood as much.The problem, I think, is the disjunct between the styles and the settings They re both first person, but Winter Rose has only one narrator, This is my second time reading this, which is a sequel to Winter Rose The first time, I hadn t read Winter Rose in a couple of years and so couldn t directly compare them, and I felt as though Solstice Wood stood up reasonably well.This time, I read them back to back, and oh dear, I thought Winter Rose was much better and didn t like Solstice Wood as much.The problem, I think, is the disjunct between the styles and the settings They re both first person, but Winter Rose has only one narrator, while Solstice Wood has five McKillip distinguishes their voices well, so I never lost track of who was speaking, but at the same time, I never got to know any of them as well as I did Rois in Winter Rose Winter Rose feels as though it s very much not set in our world, but in a fantasy world McKillip has created Solstice Wood is very firmly set in upstate New York, and so reading it back to back made the setting not work for me at all I just co...


  4. says:

    As you can see by the star rating, this book did not impress me much Which is pretty sad, considering that it s the sequel to Winter Rose, my favorite book for years and years It was in fact the book I read out loud to my husband when we were first married so that he could truly understand me I m not the only one who does this, right I mean, it s the obvious next step in a relationship after thoroughly perusing one another s bookshelves Unfortunately, where Winter Rose is subtle, poetic, a As you can see by the star rating, this book did not impress me much Which is pretty sad, considering that it s the sequel to Winter Rose, my favorite book ...


  5. says:

    Here s my review from June 2007 Bookshop owner Sylvia returns to the family home she s avoided since she was a teen Confronted with her loving family once , Sylvia begins to realize that her grandmother is muchthan she seems and that the local sewing circle is farpowerful than she ever dreamed Their stitches protect the human world from encroachment by the faery world But when Sylvia s cousin is kidnapped by the fey, she is forced to confront her own prejudices This is a mu Here s my review from June 2007 Bookshop owner Sylvia returns to the family home she s avoided since she was a teen Confronted with her loving family once , Sylvia begins to realize that her grandmother is muchthan she seems and that the local sewing circle is farpowerful than she ever dreamed Their stitches protect the human world from encroach...


  6. says:

    What a beautiful, lovely book Solstice Wood is a wonderful blend of the mundane and the mystical, all tied up through misunderstanding.Two worlds collided badly in McKillip s Winter Rose and in this book, generations later the reverberations of that are still present After Rois Melior won Corbett Lynn back from the queen of the winter wood, spells ...


  7. says:

    The multiple 1st person POV was done very poorly in this book The characters voices all sounded the same yes, several of them are related to each other, so this could be understandable , so I would have trouble remembering whose chapter I was on if I stopped reading in the middle of it.


  8. says:

    This book was a very enjoyable read It would be better appreciated by first reading Winter Rose Set in contemporary times, Sylvia Lynn, the great, great,great granddaughter of Winter Rose s protagonist Rois Melior returns to her childhood home, Lynn Hall after living away for many years Lynn Hall still is a portal to Faerie and the woods surrounding it are still inhabited by mysterious forces Since the time of Rois Melior, the local women have learned to bind the forces and close the portals This book was a very enjoyable read It would be better appreciated by first reading Winter Rose Set in contemporary times, Sylvia Lynn, the great, great,great granddaughter of Winter Rose s protagonist Rois Melior returns to her childhood home, Lynn Hall after living away for many years Lynn Hall still is a portal to Faerie and the woods surrounding it are still inhabited by mysterious forces Since the time of Rois Melior, the local women have learned to bind the forces and close the portals by knitting, embroidering and weaving in a secretive group called the Fiber Guild.Sylvia must confront her past and find out where she stands in all this.Where as there were parts in Winter Rose that were too repetitive, in Solstice Wo...


  9. says:

    Solstice Wood is a loose sequel to Winter Rose, set a few generations later in the same place That gives it a really weird feel, because it s very much rooted in place and time, while Winter Rose could be almost anywhere, anywhen I don t really remember the same concrete sense of place about Winter Rose at all perhaps because half of it was spent in the other world, but still That felt untethered in time, and this really isn t planes, phones, worrying about reception It feels realistic, a Solstice Wood is a loose sequel to Winter Rose, set a few generations later in the same place That gives it a really weird feel, because it s very much rooted in place and time, while Winter Rose could be almost anywhere, anywhen I don t really remember the same concrete sense of place about Winter Rose at all perhaps because half of it was spent in the other world, but still That felt untethered in time, and this really isn t planes, phones, worrying about reception It feels realistic, and that s odd compared to the narrator of Winter Rose and her unconcern for the barriers between what s real and what isn t.Oddly enough, although I understood it better, I think I liked it less than Wi...


  10. says:

    Solstice Wood is the sequal of sorts to Winter Rose, published ten years before Rois and Corbet Lynn s decendants still live in Lynn Hall, and have taken upon themselves to block off the gateways between the human and faerie worlds, to keep the malicious Queen of the Wood from ensnaring and destroying anypeople But when Liam Lynn dies,...

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