Publisher: HGA Publishing
Publication Date: August 29, 2016
If you are a romance reader, you may have encountered this situation. You are reading a fairly good book and then the heroine becomes clingy or indecisive or allows their self-perception to be formed by everyone around them or wallows in self-pity and what had been a good read suddenly becomes interminable.
The Songbird’s Call is not that book.
Molly Darling is the middle sister of what had once been the Songbird Darlings, a country music group made up of her, her older sister, Adele (whose story was told in Book 1 of the series, The Darling Songbirds; and yes, I’ve done it to us again. I’ve started in the middle of the series. Rest assured I am so going to read The Darling Songbirds!), and younger sister, Lana. Molly is returning to Darling Bay for Christmas and to visit her sister, Adele, after quitting her job onboard a cruise ship as its nutrition specialist. She doesn’t know what she’s going to do, but figures she has two weeks to decide her options.
Life has a way of taking over for you and soon Molly finds herself attracted to the Sheriff, Colin McMurty, a man she had almost run over with her car when she was 16 and he was 17. The attraction is mutual. Molly also decides that she is going to renovate the cafe that her Uncle ran for many years.
Years ago when the Judds still performed, you would hear Wynonna referred to as “the fat one” even when she was not really fat. This is what Molly has gone through with two svelte sisters. The media refers to her as “the fat one” and doesn’t hesitate to ask how much she weighs. But they aren’t the only ones. Her well-meaning father once suggested she should lose weight. Her ex-boyfriend didn’t hesitate to embarrass her because her stomach jiggled.
And, Molly really, really hates to be bossed around. It makes her hackles rise. It makes her obstinate.
Molly is a thoughtful, optimistic heroine who you will be rooting for the entire way through The Songbird’s Call. She doesn’t do everything right nor does she do everything wrong. She’s kickass when she needs to be and totally capable of standing on her own two feet–and does.
Sparks fly between Molly and Colin. Their connection is positively hot!
Add in humor, some definitely laugh-out-loud moments, an orphaned kitty, and music and what more could a romance reader want? Brave beautiful heroine. Check. Hunky sheriff. Check. Fun. Check. Romance. Check. Music. Check. Swoon. Check, check, check.
There are some serious moments dealing with a serious topic and that’s extremely well dealt with.
The writing is great.
I have just read such really good books lately and I’m so happy to be able to share them with you!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and HGA Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
rating: (5 out of 5 butterflies!)