Monday, July 29, 2019

Book review: Sing a New Song by Candee Fick

About the Book:

The pampered diva is about to meet her match.

Songbird Gloria Houghton has always wanted to be the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame and a fresh start, she finds a new stage in Branson, Missouri…only to risk being replaced by a manipulative rival. If Gloria can’t be the star, who is she?

Jack-of-all-trades Nick Sherwood is just one leaf on a vast family tree that includes restaurant chefs, hotel owners, and even the headline act at a family-owned theater. He’s seen how fame can blind a person with jealousy and is more-than-content to stay in the background, thank you very much. If only he wasn’t so fascinated—and irritated—by the newest addition to the staff.

After a disaster of a first impression and financial difficulties land Gloria in the humblest of jobs—with Nick as her boss—it might be time for her to learn to sing a new song.

If you like strong families, country music, and redeemed villains, then you’ll love this next chapter in The Wardrobe series by Candee Fick. Pick up Sing a New Song and step into the spotlight for yourself.

You can purchase your copy here.

My Review:

I met Gloria in the first book of The Wardrobe series, and I did not like her.  Not.  One.  Bit.  I didn't like her in Book Two, either.  So now she gets her own book?  What's up with that?

What's up with that is that when Gloria made the move from Colorado to Branson, Missouri, she got a look in the mirror at her behavior, in the form of a new ensemble member, Brittany.  Brittany did everything against Gloria that Gloria had done to her previous co-stars.

What's up with that is that Gloria had to deal with some struggles in her new locale.  In a new theater, she didn't have a history to solidify her place.  She had financial struggles that forced her to work hard to provide for herself.  And the disappointing relationship that she had with her family turned her heart to people who would be caring and supportive of her.

What's up with that is that those struggles brought her to a relationship with God.  Gloria experienced His forgiveness, His love, and His provision for her.  The change that took place in Gloria was quick.

This was a great book, and I recommend it for romance fans.  Anyone can pick this up and thoroughly enjoy it as a stand-alone.  However, as part of the series, I think Gloria got off easy.  She was written as a very likable character.

I received an e-ARC of this book from the author for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author:

Candee Fick is a multi-published award-winning author. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy writing, editing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

In addition to writing clean faith-based romance novels and inspirational non-fiction, Candee coaches other authors with their marketing plans and offers content editing to aspiring novelists. She is a member of both American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. Her fiction has semi-finaled, finaled, and won the ACFW Genesis Contest and Selah Awards.

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