Tuesday, October 15, 2013

(52) Janes Melody: a novel

Title: Jane's Melody: A Novel by Ryan Winfield
Publisher: Atria books
337 pages
Genre: Romance

Synopsis: That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter's death—only to find herself falling for him.

Review: I needed something light after reading my last book.  I kept seeing ads for this book on facebook (so their advertising worked on me!) so I thought I would check it out.  I was pleasantly surprised.  While there were a few things that didn't suspend my disbelief overall I found the book to be entertaining and fun.

Drug addiction, alcohol addiction and grief all play big roles in this book and while that may seem heavy it didn't weigh the story down.  Unfortunately I know a few people who have lost their children to drugs and the grief experienced is twice as raw and three times as painful as what is portrayed in this story but I will let that go since its supposed to be a romance novel and there is always some disbelief in those.

Learning to let go and move forward is a big part of this story.  I enjoyed it and thought it was well done.  It had the usual romantic sap but it wasn't too over the top.  Highly enjoyable fun.

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