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This Week's Favorite Read: How Sweet the Sound by Amy Sorrells

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This week my favorite read is one I've been reviewing for Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.

I don't always like reading a very introspective book. Sometimes the depth, the drama seems too much; and the book is just "heavy." How Sweet the Sound is definitely an introspective book as well as being a coming of age story. But it was hauntingly beautiful, and I loved it.


I found myself drawn in by the characters. The book alternates first person narrators. And both of them drew me in and made me want to know them more. It was one of those books I was so taken by that I found myself thinking of the characters even when I wasn't reading.

Amy Sorrells is a new to me author, but I'll be looking for more of her work. I give this one 5 stars and a PG-13 for content matter.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.



This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
How Sweet the Sound
David C. Cook (March 1, 2014)
by
Amy K. Sorrells


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

An Indianapolis native and graduate of DePauw University, Amy lives with her husband, three boys and a gaggle of golden retrievers in central Indiana. After writing and editing for her college newspaper, she combined a nursing degree with journalism and creative writing, which led to publishing and editing a wide array of medical and nursing writing and multimedia projects over the past 21 years, a position as director of communications of her church’s children’s ministry, as well as a weekly column for a local newspaper which ran from 2009-2012. She has been a two-time semi-finalist for the ACFW Genesis awards, and was the winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest.

When she’s not reading or writing, Amy loves spending time with her three sons; spicy lunches and art gallery walks with her husband; digging in her garden sans gloves; walking her dogs; up-cycling old furniture and junk; photography; and friends.



ABOUT THE BOOK

From a distance, the Harlans appear to be the perfect Southern family. Wealth and local fame mask the drama and dysfunction swirling through their family line. But as the summer heats up, a flood tide of long hidden secrets surface.

Devastation from a rape followed by the murder of two family members brings three generations of the Harlans together on their pecan plantation in Bay Spring, Alabama. Chief among them is Anniston, who by the time she turned thirteen thought she’d seen it all. But as her heart awakens to the possibility of love, she begins to deal with her loneliness and grief.

This tender coming-of-age tale, inspired by the story of Tamar in 2 Samuel 13, shows how true healing and hope comes only from God. Though our earthly family can wound and disappoint, our heavenly Father brings freedom to those long held captive through His mercy and grace.

If you would like to read the first chapter of How Sweet the Sound, go HERE.

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