Book: A Reluctant Melody - Will she risk losing everything ... including her heart? by Sandra Ardoincategories: Book, Mystery, Faith, Christian Fiction, Suspense, Unwed Pregnancy, Alcoholism, Physical Abuse, Redemption, North Carolina, Historical Romance
Sandra Ardoinabout this book: For such a complex novel filled with twists and turns, the story line of A Reluctant Melody remains clear, easy to follow, and captures your attention throughout. ~~ 5-Star Review
The novel A Reluctant Melody came about during the writing of my Christmas novella The Yuletide Angel. I needed a problem for the hero of the novella to overcome, so I created a brother and a rift between them that started over a woman. While writing, I knew I must tell Kit's story and bring him together with Joanna once more.
This is a book of romance renewed, secrets kept, murder, mystery, jealousy, and second chances. It asks the question "Can past mistakes take you beyond redemption?"
In A Reluctant Melody, I bring two people with a shared and tragic past together again. Kit Barnes' drinking led to Joanna Stewart's ruin. Now, he claims he's reformed, but when threats are made against her, will Joanna be able to trust Kit with her life as well as her heart?
We all have those mistakes in our pasts that can keep us from becoming the person we're meant to be. Joanna can't let go of hers because she doesn't believe she's worthy of happiness or anyone's love, especially God's. Kit receives the unwelcome responsibility of showing her that people can change.
I've been thrilled by the reception the story has received. As one reviewer wrote: "This story drew me closer to the Lord, and as an author made me wish I had written this book!" Wow! Because I write for the Christian market, I consider what I do both a business and a ministry, so those words are humbling and encouraging.
Thank you for your interest in A Reluctant Melody. If you choose to read Kit's and Joanna's story, let me know your thoughts. I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, or through my website.
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