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Review of A Song for Julia

A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters) by Charles Sheehan-Miles Narrated by Jack Wallen, Alana Rader

I discovered Charles Sheehan-Miles through an author Takeover on Facebook. I’m so glad I did, A Song for Julia was a remarkable young adult romance. Crank and Julia seem like a typical opposites-attract romance, but as we learn more about the characters, we see they complete each other. The two are strong and independent even though they are broken, they are doing just fine alone. Okay, maybe not fine but they are surviving. Survival isn’t the same as living and coming alive is what happens when two people who belong together, find each other. Burdened by their individual pasts, these two battle their attraction with passion, clashing and attracting each other in equal measures. As their friendship and romance grows these two very unique characters give each other the tools needed to fight their own demons. A true team, this young couple become partners and together, share a strength not often seen for years. Their desire to put each other’s needs and desires above their own is a love marked by maturity that unfortunately often only comes after having heart ache.

A young adult romance with the addition of other relationships and how the impact their lives. The differences between their two sets of parents, their interaction with their siblings, and their friendships with others all play a part in this dynamic love story.

If you love music, romance and hope after tragedy A Song for Julia is a great choice.

The narrators did an awesome job portraying the characters and adding another element to the story. My love for audiobooks continues.

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Borrowed Things By: Doris Schneider

Reading Borrowed Things was like finding a new friend and getting to know her. Anne Gray, the main character, is stronger than she realizes. She is a woman of strong passions, a sense of humor, courage, honor and grit. She is a true southern lady, with a preference for black pearls who is not afraid to get a little dirt on her hands.
Anne has made mistakes that have left her vulnerable and afraid but determined. After two failed marriages, Anne sells her home and stories to the CEO of the publishing that once rejected her book, in a last chance effort to give his dying wife a reason to live.
Anne finds her way back to herself in her new home on the coast with the help of these unlikely friends: a handsome Hispanic priest, a lonely eccentric widow and the vulnerable CEO.
What can memories shared with strangers do? Heal. The very thing that she believes is her weakness becomes her greatest strength and asset—Love.
This book is about healing— broken hearts and wounded spirits. It is about bringing families, friends and communities together. It is a love story in every sense of the word, for it’s the meaning of love that is revealed on these pages.
Borrowed Things is a beautiful story of the silliness and softness, of what it is to be a woman. It made my laugh, it made me cry, it made me want to read more.