Friday, November 16, 2018

Return of the Song by Phyllis Clark Nichols Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Return of the Song by Phyllis Clark Nichols, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

return of the songTitle: Return of the Song
Series: The Rockwater Suite #1
Author: Phyllis Clark Nichols
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
When Caroline lost her love, she lost the music too.
Caroline Carlyle’s dreams were crushed when her fiancĂ© died six weeks before their wedding. For years she wrestled with aching loss and shattered faith, struggling to find the inspiration that once came so easily. Abandoning her half-finished piano compositions, Caroline trades her old ambitions for the comfort and familiarity of life as the town’s piano teacher.
But Caroline’s world turns upside down when a mysterious stranger enters her life. Filled with courage and fresh purpose, Caroline embarks on a quest to track down the beloved, rare piano she played as a child. Her search leads her to Rockwater, the Kentucky estate of a wealthy gentleman, where Caroline finds her heart may be composing a surprising new song.
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My Thoughts:
Return of The Song is a wonderful story about a woman named Caroline who lives in a small Georgia town. She is a piano teacher and a professional musician who does different events for a living. (Funerals, weddings, parties, etc) She has experienced a significant loss, but Caroline is bound and determined to use her gift of music for something good. 
Caroline discovers that she will do anything to help Bella and she is amazed at the musical gift that Bella has. While this book has it's up and downs, it definitely has emotional moments too. 
The author knows the power of music and uses that to drive home that theme in this book. As a reader,  got to the end of the book and discovered that I was left with excitement, hope and some frustration as everything is left up in the air. We do not have resolution in this book, but just wait, book two will be release next year! I highly anticipate the next book in this series and recommend that it will be a great book. If you are looking for a book that has a little bit of romance, with clean reading and the passion of music behind it, look no further. This is a great fiction novel you will enjoy! 
Phyllis Clark Nichols’s character-driven Southern fiction explores profound human questions using the imagined residents of small town communities you just know you’ve visited before. With a strong faith and a love for nature, art, music, and ordinary people, she tells redemptive tales of loss and recovery, estrangement and connection, longing and fulfillment . . . often through surprisingly serendipitous events.
Phyllis grew up in the deep shade of magnolia trees in South Georgia. Born during a hurricane, she is no stranger to the winds of change: In addition to her life as a novelist, Phyllis is a seminary graduate, concert pianist, and cofounder of a national cable network with health- and disability-related programming. Regardless of the role she’s playing, Phyllis brings creativity and compelling storytelling.
She frequently appears at conventions, conferences, civic groups, and churches, performing half-hour musical monologues that express her faith, joy, and thoughts about life—all with the homespun humor and gentility of a true Southern woman.
Phyllis currently serves on several nonprofit boards. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her portrait-artist husband.
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return of the song blog giveaway

(1) winner will receive (US only)
  • a print copy of Christmas at Grey Sage
  • a print copy of Return of the Song
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 12, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 19, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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1 comment:

Sonnetta Jones said...

It is amazing how much is revealed and lost while grieving.