Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Review of WINTER SPARROW by Estevan Vega

Rating: 5 out of 5

After what would seem to be a fairytale romance, Joshua and Mary are on the verge of starting their new life together. But Mary is struggling to believe in the love they share together. A nagging sense that this life they’re creating together will inevitably fail to satisfy pulls on her more and more. Though she’s an artist, Mary finds it difficult to visualize the potential beauty of the run-down mansion that Joshua’s father left them. Fortunately, the mansion includes a stunning garden that take’s Mary’s breath away. Though Joshua genuinely seems to love her dearly, a tragedy strikes shortly after they’re married that causes Mary’s heart to grow cold to him. Mary is rescued by a mysterious stranger after a car accident, and her whole world is turned upside down. Suddenly, the life she knew with Joshua seems like a distant dream. Did Joshua ever really exist? Did their love exist, and could she ever get it back? Would she even want to? Who is this mysterious stranger who has claimed her heart and promised her life?

Estevan Vega’s upcoming short story WINTER SPARROW is an eerie tale of loss and betrayal, love and hope, and scandalous redemption. Vega has a knack for complex characters with deep personal struggles. He really makes you feel what the characters are feeling. Furthermore, WINTER SPARROW is a powerfully redemptive story that gets to the heart of the human condition and the hope of a relentlessly loving savior. People will surely see themselves in the character of Mary, and the very last page will leave you desperate for the hope the story betrays, especially when that hope is cast against the bleak landscape that Vega portrays.

WINTER SPARROW had me thinking about its powerful theme for days, which is surely a sign of a truly great story. WINTER SPARROW is set to release this fall. For more information, check out Estevan Vega’s website at or follow him on Twitter at

I received this story for free for review from the author

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