Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Songbird's Call - #TheFriday56 and #BookBeginnings on Friday

    If you're in the mood for a contemporary romance with a small-town California setting, you'll definitely enjoy The Songbird's Call. In this story, Rachael Herron creates likable, believable characters with real life problems. Molly, the protagonist, has ongoing issues with her weight. She's "the fat one" of the three sisters, and she's recovering from a bad relationship, one in which she suffered from verbal abuse. 
    This is Book 2 in the trilogy, but it stands alone. However, I'm looking forward to reading Books 1 and 3 so I can learn more about Molly's two sisters, who are an important part of this book.
FYI: The book contains a couple of scenes of explicit sex, but they are between loving adults and not gratuitous. The whole book is nicely written.

Book Beginning:
    At one time in her life, Molly had liked a good old-fashioned country dive bar as much as the next singer-songwriter. Every honky-tonk smelled a little different, but they shared the same notes of pine dust and good tequila, of cowboy aftershave made of bay run and cloves mixed with the scent of bitters and quinine. Each bar sounded the same, too - bottle caps snapping off, Hank Williams wailing on the jukebox, balls clacking on the pool table, men trying to impress women who were laughing and pretending to pay no attention. 
    Molly inhaled deeply and then wished she was back on the cruise ship.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
The band broke up shortly thereafter when their father died. They'd all lost their voices, and their way. Molly took away one thing: she wouldn't be forced into situations. 

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length: 297 Pages
Amazon Link: The Songbird's Call (Book 2 in the Songbirds Trilogy)
Author Website: Rachael Herron

Synopsis from Amazon:
    Once Adele, Molly and Lana were The Darling Songbirds, a world-famous country band. Now they're just three sisters who barely speak. But that's about to change. 
    Middle sister Molly arrives in town, and is immediately drawn to the neglected little café where she worked as a teenager. Could she dare to bring it back to life? As lead singer, Molly had always been the voice of the band. But caught between controlling big sister Adele and demanding baby sister Lana, she never felt heard. If she's going to reopen the café, she'll do it on her own terms, no more being bossed. 
    So the last person she should fall for is the handsome Sheriff Colin McMurty - the man whose job it is to tell people exactly what to do. 


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  1. Lovely! I like the excerpts a lot. Thanks for sharing. Here's my Friday Book.

  2. I like the beginning and 56 for this one. It sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for mentioning it.

  3. Honky tonks and cruises...hmmm. Sounds like there is so much more to the story, though.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. I like the feel of the settings and the writer's voice3...I think I've been in that dive bar! lol.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “A MAP OF THE WORLD”

  5. I don't know why the number 3 showed up after "voice"

  6. This sounds good! I love books about families especially ones where characters have lost their way and are finding it again.

  7. I LOVE the title and excerpts.

    Sounds like a wonderful read.

    ENJOY, and have a great weekend.

  8. Sounds like an enjoyable read--nice that it's part of a trilogy.

  9. Sounds good. I like contemporary romances once in a while. This week I have Death Among Rubies by R. J. Koreto - a historical mystery. Happy reading!

  10. Sounds like this father was the glue that kept everyone together. Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  11. This sounds like a book that would be worth a look inside. My Friday Quotes

  12. I loved both excerpts! This sounds like book I would really enjoy reading - great choice! Here's my Friday meme

  13. I don't read romance, but the title is cool!

  14. Hi Sandra,

    I'm not too sure that this is one for me, however I do like the excerpts you have shared. It sounds as though Molly has become stronger on her own, although I'm not sure that she should have ventured back to her home town.

    This is the second time in a week I have come across the term 'dive bar', which it turns out has an almost identical definition to somewhere, which over here, we would typically just refer to as a dive, although it would not necessarily be a bar.

    I had cause to research the term after spotting an article on the BBC entertainment page, where it is reported that 'Lady Gaga' is going to perform live at a series of dive bars, the concerts being streamed live on Facebook.

    I'm not that keen on Lady Gaga's music either, but thanks for sharing your book and I hope that you get to catch up with the series :)


  15. I'm not a big fan of country music, but I like country settings. Sounds like a lovely book. Happy weekend!

  16. Not my usual genre, but it sounds good and you can't go wrong with Hank Williams. :)

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