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About The Book
More than two decades ago, Olivia Lovett left her old life behind in the red dirt of Oklahoma and forged a career in Nashville as a country music star. Now her voice is failing, forcing her to find a new dream just as the secrets of her past come knocking at the door. Long-time friend Andrew Grant agrees to partner in a new business venture—but would he stick around if he knew her whole story?
After the tragic loss of her father, twenty-one-year-old Ellie Evans headed to Nashville seeking more than just fame. For two years, she’s waitressed, strummed, and sung her way to what may finally be her big break when Olivia offers to sign her to the budding record label. More than anything, Ellie just wants to be seen: by her future fans, by Nick Perry—a fellow musician with a killer smile and kind eyes—and above all else, by the mother who abandoned her. If the spotlight never shines on her, will Ellie ever feel whole?
One More Song to Sing is a romantic drama about the power of forgiveness, second chances, and a God who never fails to see us.
About the Author
Lindsay Harrel is a lifelong book nerd with a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in English. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her young family, and two golden retrievers in serious need of training. Lindsay has held a variety of jobs, including curriculum editor for two universities, medical and business writer, and copywriter for a digital marketing agency. Now she juggles stay-at-home mommyhood with working freelance jobs, teaching college English courses online, and-of course-writing novels. When she actually has time to do other things, she loves to sing, read, and sip passion iced teas from Starbucks. She loves to watch God work in ordinary lives to create something extraordinary, and she writes to bring hope to those who may have lost it along the way. Connect with her at www.LindsayHarrel.com and any other place she hangs out online, including Facebook and Twitter.
I read this book a month ago. I would've reviewed it earlier, but I had several books on the docket. I don't have enough time to share all the things I loved about Lindsay Harrel's debut novel. I loved the characters. Ellie and Olivia are both battling internal lies and struggling to find their way. They are so relatable that you just want to reach into the pages of the book and hug them both.
Add in their love interests. While romance was not the focal point of the story, there are several heart-melting moments for both Ellie and Olivia. This is a beautiful story of forgiveness and grace. Lindsay nailed it while dealing with difficult circumstances. There is one scene at the end of the book that I keep opening my Kindle to just to read it again because it is just so sweet and cute and hilarious that I can't get it out of my mind.
In my opinion, a good book is one that sticks with you once you've put it down. Since it's a month later, and I'm still reliving moments with Ellie and Olivia. I think this book fit the bill.
The one thing that threw me a little was the first and third person usage. There are a few scenes sprinkled throughout in first person, but the rest of the book is in third person. This was a unique way to show Olivia's past--and I was surprised by how much I loved it. It's a tricky thing to pull off, but Lindsay did so successfully.
I can't wait to read more books by Lindsay Harrel! This book was released in December 2016 so it's a waiting game for the next one. I give this a five-star review. In fact, I think I might go read it again.
I voluntarily reviewed this book from my personal library.