Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Aileen's Song

Author: Marianne Evans
Publisher: White Rose
August 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance

Aileen, Siobhan, Kassidy and Maeve–long ago they made a purity pledge to God and a friendship vow to one another. Now this quartet is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime...

All her life, Aileen Brewer has dreamed of singing on stage and winning the heart of Liam Douglas. When she sings, she exudes confidence and charm. Away from the spotlight, she's the shy, curvaceous woman who has always tried to maintain a sweet, Godly spirit despite her radical upbringing and a sense that she's not quite good enough.

During a music festival at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Aileen takes the stage with her three best friends, and Sisters in Spirit is born.

Liam, a Christian record producer, is captivated by the wallflower of his youth who has blossomed into a magnetic performer. He champions a record deal, and a quest for Aileen's heart begins, but can she find confidence enough to take command of the group...and accept Liam's love? Can Liam help her see the beauty of the woman she has become?

Dreams just might come true in ways only God could orchestrate...

AILEEN’S SONG is the first book in the Sisters in Spirit series by Ms. Evans.  I enjoyed getting to know Aileen and her three besties… And the boy Aileen has had a crush on forever.

I have read one of Ms. Evan’s previous books By Appointment Only and loved it, so when I was offered the opportunity to review AILEEN’S SONG I jumped at the chance.

This book seems a little more young adult than the previous book I read. The characters were more immature and talked like high schoolers even though they were college graduates and holding down teaching jobs or owned their own studio.

There are things I’m not fond of in this book. The faith message is weak. Yes, they are devote Catholics. Yes, they sing Christian songs. Yes, they pray together. But you could take out the few prayers, the Catholicism and the names of the song and have an ABA novel. There is no growth.

I give this story 3.5 stars. Available in ebook only.

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