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Monday, October 28, 2019

Comfort Songs by Kimberly Fish- Feature and Review + Giveaway



COMFORT SONGS


a companion novel to Comfort Plans


by

KIMBERLY FISH


Genre: Contemporary Romance / Women's Fiction
Publisher: Fish Tales, LLC 
Date of Publication: September 19, 2019
Number of Pages: 348
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Award-winning author of Comfort Plans, Kimberly Fish, delivers a novel about family, forgiveness, and the seeds of second chances. Eight years ago, Autumn Joy Worthington, still reeling from the bitter divorce of her Grammy-Award-winning parents, endured the betrayal of a man who’d promised her a wedding. Running from pain seemed the logical response. Reinventing herself in Comfort, Texas, as a lavender grower, she creates a wildly successful gardening haven that draws in tourists and establishes an identity far removed from her parents’ fame. Her mother’s retirement from stardom inspires AJ to offer her refuge and nurse the dream that they could move past old hurts and the tarnish of the music industry to find friendship. A grandmother in the early stages of dementia and the return of AJ’s father complicate the recovery, but nothing sets the fragile reality spinning like the arrival of Nashville music executive, Luke English. 
As Alzheimer’s slowly knocks away the filters of their family, AJ comes to appreciate the true meanings of love and forgiveness -- and that the power of redemption can generate from the most unlikely sources. When AJ uncovers the grit to make hard choices, she also discovers that the flowers that bloom the brightest can have the most tangled roots.












Comfort Songs 

Comfort Songs by Kimberly Fish is a 2019 Fish Tales publication.

An all around great story!

We are often a product of our past and AJ’s hasn’t exactly been a bed of roses-

AJ’s parents were country music legends. They reached the pinnacle of success, but their marriage didn’t survive. Her parent’s lifestyle, and the betrayal by the man who promised to marry her, left AJ irreparably changed. She fled the music scene and now owns a highly successful lavender field that attracts tourists from all over.

Eventually, falling prey to the perils of life on the road, AJ’s mother has retired and moved in with her daughter. AJ is relieved to have her mother home, away from Nashville, and on the road to recovery. She’s hoping that at long last she can forge a bond with her mother. But her grandmother is exhibiting the hallmark symptoms of Alzheimer’s and AJ is worried, but also living in denial.

Then handsome Luke English, a music executive from Nashville, shows up unannounced, promising to revive her mother’s career. Suddenly, all of AJ’s hopes and plans go up in smoke, as she desperately tries to protect her mother from the perils of the music business.

If that weren’t enough stress to contend with, her father decides to join in the fun, showing up out of the blue to further complicate matters. As much as AJ wants to despise Luke for interfering in her life, she’s inexplicably drawn to him.

Meanwhile, Luke realizes he’s stirred up a hornet’s nest and will have to rethink his strategy- which now includes trying to win AJ’s heart….

This is a wonderful family drama with all the elements a good story should have. Every character in the book is carrying a burden, a heartache, or is flawed in one way or another. Years of pent up resentments bubble to the surface as AJ grapples with the sudden changes thrust upon her, which force her to take a good long look at herself and the person she’s become.
The scenery is another plus, as one can imagine the beauty of the lavender fields and the peace and comfort AJ finds in her work.

AJ’s journey is difficult, and I understood her wariness, her mistrust of Luke, and why she felt and thought the way she did. She fought change, refused to look at the big picture or see things from a different perspective, and couldn’t bring herself to fully trust Luke.

But in the end, I loved how everyone came together, admitting past mistakes and expressing deep regret. Forgiveness and compromise, letting go of past hurts, learning to love and trust, as well as understanding and acceptance, bring together a broken family, as well as two people who both deserve a long overdue chance at love and happiness.

Overall, this is a great story with a unique plot, filled with interesting, complex characters and situations. Once I started reading the book, I didn’t want to put it down, and found myself thinking about the characters and their lives quite often.

A strong family drama, with a sweet love story- what’s not to love?

5 stars!









Kimberly Fish is a professional writer with almost thirty years of media experience. She's been telling stories far longer. She published her first novel, a WWII historical fiction novel, because of a true story in her adopted hometown that was too good to ignore.  She quickly followed that success with a sequel. Since then, she's continued writing fiction and added a contemporary second-chance romance series set in Comfort, Texas, to her list of fun, fast-paced novels. Kimberly lives with her family in East Texas.
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1 comment:

  1. A unique plot is hard to come by -- especially when you read a ton of books. Makes me psyched to read the book. Thanks for the review & post!

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