Jed King’s life has been shaped by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Haunted by the scars inflicted by his broken family, Jed’s dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach . . . until he meets Rose.As romance quickly blooms, Jed pens a new song and suddenly finds himself catapulted into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago.Set in the fertile mid-South, this quest for success leads Jed and Rose on a journey that will force them to deal with the pain of loss, failure, and the desire to be who God created them to be.Lyrical and deeply honest, “The Song” asks the hard questions of love and forgiveness. When even the wisest of men are fools in love, can true love persevere?
After previously reading and reviewing Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry, and loving it, I was very anxious to read this book, that somewhat reminded me of a movie called Grace Unplugged. As expected, this book was beautifully written and engaging. The plot was well thought out and the characters real (and the cover gorgeous!). But this book was sad watching Jed go through all he went through to acquire fame and fortune and I can only imagine how much more powerful with it being a film. But, I have to say that I stopped reading it because it seemed a little too old for me. There wasn’t necessarily anything terrible in it, I just felt like I could engage with it better when I am older. So it is definitely a book that I will keep on my shelves, but probably will plan on picking it up in the far future.
But, I rate it 4 out of 5 stars for the writing, story and characters. And I cation younger readers to attempt reading the book before you watch the movie that is now in theaters, as it is rated PG-13 for the romance and I honestly have no interest in watching it as I’ve heard it’s not as good as the book.
“I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my.”
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