BOOK REVIEW & $25 AMAZON GC GIVEAWAY: DAVID’S SONG by A.R. TALLEY

 

David’s Song 

Taken from the book cover: 

Annie only ever really loved two men in her life. One broke her heart, the other married her. Four children and fifteen years later, Annie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Money is tight and her husband questions the very foundation of their relationship. When Annie is unexpectedly given the opportunity to see the young man who broke her heart — a man who is now a megastar in the music industry — Annie is faced with choices. Choices that will determine what is of more value — a second chance at lost love and unfulfilled dreams or commitment, trust, and love built on years of experience. A psychologically subtle, yet compelling tale about how the instinct and need for love overcomes self-doubt and personal inadequacy.

   

Author A.R. Talley 

April R Talley was born and raised in the Rubber City, Akron, Ohio in 1959.  She is the youngest of six children.  She attended Brigham Young University for a time, but withdrew to work fulltime for Osmond Productions in Orem, Utah as a member of The Osmond production staff.  After a brief stint working in television, she returned to Akron to finish her education.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media Communications in 1981.   April later worked as vice president and part owner of a dance and sportswear boutique.  Married in 1982, she is the proud mother of seven children and is deeply involved in volunteer work for her church.  April spends her time working on future projects, caring for home and family, and traveling.  David’s Song is her debut novel and the first of a trilogy.

  Praise from reviews on Goodreads.com
“Not just your typical romance novel”  - Tracy Williams
 ”David’s Song is great read that leaves you thinking about the story and pondering your own relationships”.  - Anna Pavkov
“Sucked me in from the 1st page”  - Jill Walker
 ”Loved this book . . . could not put it down!”  - Dana Vieira  

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Reader review . . . 

After fifteen years of marriage, Annie is heading for a girls’ getaway in Vegas, in part because her husband Jeremy believes a few days apart will be good for them.  As the plane takes her to her destination, she remembers their college years when she first met Jeremy…and David.
Annie’s past story is in flashbacks, told in the first person.  Her conflicting feelings for two young men are a universal story known by many.  Jeremy is perhaps the most sympathetic character, with David being the most complex.  His motivations are slower to emerge than the others.  
A story of love, marriage, and the choices we all face in life, this is a clean romance novel that will be enjoyed by many.
4 stars
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review.