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Book Review - Jane’s Melody –Ryan Winfield

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I first heard of this book on Facebook and then I got an email on top of it. I entered the giveaway for this book but I decided to go and see what it was about—guess who was hooked and purchased it along with his book The Park Service Trilogy (which I haven’t read yet but I will). This was another one of the books I included in the 7 I read in 3 days as part of the challenge.

This book really will pull at your heart strings as a woman slowly attempts to live her life after the death of her daughter. The young man and all the other’s who help her to re find herself are totally believable characters. There is nothing in this book that you could not see actually happening in real life—the goat and the crotchety old woman will make you smile (I actually giggled)—The song the young man wrote for Jane will make tears fall from your eyes.

Please go and pick up a copy of this book—I know you will love it. There is a definite reason why this book is on the USA Best Seller's List!!



About the book (from Amazon)

USA TODAY Best-Seller

What boundaries would you cross for love?
That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician to learn about her daughter's death and finds herself falling for him. A touching love story that will have you equally tantalized and in tears, Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.

Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no age.

Jane's Melody may not be suitable for younger readers due to sexual content.

This book can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author
(from Amazon in his OWN words)


Hi, I'm Ryan Winfield. I'm a 38-year-old writer living in Seattle. Author of "South of Bixby Bridge" and "The Park Service Trilogy". My latest title, "Jane's Melody", releases everywhere on June 18. If your book club is reading one of my books and you would like me to attend your next get together, either in person or via Skype, please don't hesitate to message me. I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you at facebook.com/ryanwinfield.

I've been asked why I write. I write because I remember.

I remember waking up to snow. Great buckets of it poured from the gray skies and blanketing everything in quiet white. I remember racing to dress, struggling with my boots. "Here, don't forget your mittens." I remember the soft thump of that first footstep in the cold and virgin powder, the tracks looking back, foghorns blowing on the mist-covered bay. I feel the canvas paper bag cutting into my shoulders, the weight of Sunday's headlines heavy on my mind. I see the trees bowed with armloads of white, as if to curtsey my passing. I remember rubber bands and ink stained hands. A car spun sideways in a ditch. Always a car. Then barking dogs, a distant chainsaw. Freckles throwing fastballs that hurt for the cold of them on my neck. I remember snowmen, and igloos, and icy trails through the white and wondrous woods. And I remember sweet Mrs. Johnson waiting at her door. The smell of Avon powder, her thin smile, an envelope pressed into my palm--ten dollars and a peppermint candy cane thank you. Evening now. I remember running downtown--Salvation Army bells, white lights strung in sidewalk trees, bundled shoppers bent against the wind. I remember the heavy door, the warmth, the wood. The bookstore! Smells of paper and leather and ink. Walls of worlds bound and waiting for me to read.

Nothing has affected me as much as reading has. Dickens, Tolkien, and Lewis raised me. And while I've walked through my own hell, made my own mistakes, and found my own redemption, always there have been books. Books to help me escape, books to teach me when to stay and fight, books to help me see where I've been wrong and where I've been right.

I write because I remember. And I write because I still dream.

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23 comments :

Athena Nagel said...

What a sad story - I have 3 sons and 2 daughters and cannot imagine having to rebuild my life after the loss of any of them.

Corinne Schmitt said...

It sounds like I will need to keep a box of tissues nearby for this one. The author is a cutie! Just might push this one on my book club and see if I can get him to skype with us. :-)

Victoria said...

This sounds like a book my mom would like. I will have to tell her about this. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This sounds like a book that could evoke many emotions. I shall have to try and look out for it thank you :) x

Deanna said...

Sounds like a good book. I will have to add it to my list of books to read! Thanks for sharing.

Ang MomSpot said...

Sounds like another book to add to my "to read" list! Thanks for a great review.

becca said...

sounds like an amazing book to read

Christy Maurer said...

I can't even imagine functioning if I lost a child. This sounds like a really touching book.

Loreina said...

ANOTHER great book recommendation. This sounds like something I would really enjoy reading! Thanks for sharing!

Tess said...

Great book recommendation!

Kelli Avery said...

Sounds like a deeply emotional book. Old ladies with their no care attitude always make me giggle too because they can get away with it. The thought of losing a child is so scary to me I would not even be able to read this book as intriguing as it sounds.

Savingwith Saveone said...

I like stories with good true to life characters. Stories you can relate to and see happening in real life, those are the most gripping ones.

Healy Harpster said...

I don't want to cry but yet I want to read the whole story.

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

Oh no
I am almost at years reading the review
Will skip this one

Lexie Lane said...

This sounds like a book that would get me into tears! It's interesting that it's written by a man also. Makes me want to read it even more!

Cyndie said...

I could not read it. My children lost their father before they even started school.

amiablea my said...

I always admire the minds of authors. They are genius in their own right. To write in detail is a gift that is why; I am so envious of their talents and wit.

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like one of those books that is hard to put down. I would love to read it as well as check out the trilogy. There is something about trilogies that I really prefer when it comes to books.

nova hedges said...

The book is so great, this is awesome.

Mel Cole said...

always nice to read a book like that to lift your spirits up especially of losing a child.

April M. said...

sounds inspiring. as a mom, i don't know if i could ever get over a heartbreak over losing a child. God forbid it won't happen to me.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Anything related to love are stories that I want reading. I am currently on the second book for my reading challenge..

Fina Jenny said...

i just came back from my cousins burial.. and I feel something about this post, about moving on and rebuilding your life after a loose of someone dear let alone a daughter... my uncle have to bury two of his son one was murdered one was stroke.. and he bury them year after another. and this post makes me wonder how can they manage to live after what happen.. I don't know but one thing is for sure.. they need to move on, rebuild the shattered life.

 
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