What’s a girl to do when her life sounds ripped from the lyrics of a country music song?
Charlotte Van Cleave’s hissy-fit reaction to her husband’s infidelity sours her world like a pot of boiled chitlins. She’s left with no husband, no job, and no home—well, besides the dilapidated farmhouse inherited from her nana.
But Charlie learned early that southern girls dig deep when things go sideways. She’d climbed out of the mire when her missionary parents were killed in Congo, endured two late-term miscarriages, and survived the death of her nana and papaw. Too poor to paint and too proud to whitewash, Charlie follows a new path with her interior design skills.
Derek Daniels spent his life serving his country until a helicopter accident ended his military career. Now back home on the family farm, he’s stuck between his philandering brother, Nicky, and the only girl he’s ever loved—sweet Charlie Van Cleave. Unwilling to cross a line, he vows to keep his feelings to himself. Easier said than done when Charlie discovers a mystery surrounding her parents’ death and asks him to help investigate.
What’ll Charlie and Derek have to do to turn those lyrics into a country hit?
My thoughts: I enjoyed this story when I read it a while back, so it was nice to have the chance to revisit it through the audio book! I thought that Christa DelSorbo does a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. I love how audiobooks can give me a chance to look at a story again, sometimes in a slightly different light, depending how the actress or actor portrays characters. I loved the layers of this story. The message of faith and forgiveness are a powerful one!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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About the Author
Jennifer Sienes holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education, but discovered life-experience is the best teacher. She loves Jesus, romance and writing—and puts it altogether in inspirational contemporary fiction. Her daughter’s TBI and brother’s suicide inspired two of her three novels. Although fiction writing is her real love, she’s had several non-fiction pieces published in anthologies—two in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has two grown children and one very spoiled Maltese. California born and raised, she recently took a step of faith with her real-life hero and relocated to Tennessee.
About the Narrator
Speaking Life into Story
Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *
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Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 30
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 1
Simple Harvest Reads, October 2 (Guest Review from Anne Rightler)
Sodbuster Living, October 3
For Him and My Family, October 4
Hallie Reads, October 5
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 6
To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a code for the audiobook!!
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Thank you so much for listening to Night Songs, especially since you'd already read it! I appreciate the time you took to do so, and for your thoughtful review.ReplyDelete
I like the way Christa reads a book!ReplyDelete
This sounds really good.ReplyDelete
Night Songs sounds like a great read and I am looking forward to listening to Charlie and Derek's story, thanks for shairng it with me!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Inklings and Notions, for sharing your thoughts!
Have a marvelous day!
Love the title and so excited to read!ReplyDelete