Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jane's Melody Reviews...

--New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street JournalBestseller-- 

What boundaries would you cross for true love? 

That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter's death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both 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 limits.


Reviewed by Kayla:

“Don’t let fear have any place in your life. Not even a corner.”
“Death is just the moment that your hourglass runs out of sand. That’s it. It happens to everyone eventually. All any of us gets to decide is where the sand falls.”
"Live for today. Just be right here, right now, because the present is always enough."
I really enjoyed Jane’s Melody. It was such a beautiful story. Jane has just lost her daughter. She sees a man at her daughter’s grave. She sees him again in Seattle. He runs from her. She finds Caleb after he’s been beat up. Jane takes him home and cleans him up and offers him a place to stay and a job taking care of her backyard. Caleb is a sexy and hardworking and a musician. Jane and Caleb have a connection. Jane feels like she is too old for Caleb. Caleb loves her. But Jane doesn’t feel like she is good enough for Caleb so she lets him go. This book was a wonderful read and it made me feel several different emotions. I loved the emotional ride and I highly recommend this book. Jane’s Melody was amazing, go get it now! I give it 5 out of 5 stars!

Reviewed by Erycka:

This book…astonished is a word that comes to mind. The entire time I read this love story set in Seattle; it rained. I thought, “How fitting?” The rain matched the mood of this book in so many ways. At times, the sun would shine through the thick blanket of clouds and brighten everything. Just like when the sun shined in Jane’s life.

“I didn’t cause it, I couldn’t control it, I didn’t cause it, I couldn’t control it, I didn’t cause it, I couldn’t control it.”

Jane’s life hasn’t been easy. She has suffered great pains, the greatest of which is the death of her daughter Melody. Through the help of her friends at Al-Anon, particularly her friend Grace, she finds strength to live another day. Melody struggled much of her life with alcohol and drugs. Finally, the poison strikes it final cord and Melody dies from an overdose. After sitting in the rain awhile watching her daughter’s grave, saying goodbye, Jane notices an unfamiliar man standing at Melody’s grave. She watches as he places a silver coin at the foot of her headstone. As he turns, they meet eyes and before Jane can get out of her car, the unfamiliar man is gone. She rushes to her daughter’s grave to retrieve the coin. Looking around, she doesn’t see him anywhere. Getting back into her car she drives the lonely roads that lead back to her home. Not wanting to go on another day, Jane finds herself in her garage with the door closed and the car running. As if reading her mind, Grace calls breaking Jane from her attempt at joining her daughter. She convinces Grace that she’s fine, but Grace knows the true meaning of that word.

“F*ucked up, insecure, neurotic and emotional.”

Determined to find out more about her daughter, her death, and the mysterious man Jane heads to the mainland to ask questions. Finding Melody’s old place, Jane is directed by her roommate to the place where Melody worked. On her was back to her car after not getting much info from Melody’s former co-worker, Jane spots the mystery man. Only he’s not much help to her either.

After not get the answers she so desperately wants, Jane makes a second trip into the city. This time when she runs across the unknown man, she doesn’t let him get away….and starts to really live her life.

“Don’t let fear have any place in your life. Not even a corner.”

The emotion in this book is so real one can almost reach out and touch it. I appreciate books like this. I recommend books like this. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Winfield. Until then….I give this 4 fearless hearts!!