About the book: The pampered diva is about to meet her match.
Songbird Gloria Houghton has always needed 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 a restaurant chef, 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.
Publication Date: May 1, 2019
Publisher: Bling! Romance
Series: Wardrobe Series, #3
My thoughts: The mark of a good author is when they can take one of their characters that was not very likable and turn them into someone that, as a reader, you want to be friends with. That is exactly what Candee Fick has done with Gloria, the main character in Sing a New Song. A character I loathed is now one of my favorites.
In the first two books in the series, I thought Gloria was a spoiled rotten brat. (And that’s putting it nicely!) But in Sing a New Song readers are introduced to another side of Gloria. A more vulnerable, down-on-her-luck side. Nothing is going right for Gloria and I think that’s why I liked her so much. So was very relatable in this book. I also liked that she began to see how bad her old self was and wanted to make changes. Her relationship with Nick was very organic and led to the believability of the story.
This book, as are the others in the series, is a good wholesome read that readers of every age can enjoy. This story has a bit of a young adult feel to it but that didn’t bother me at all. I enjoyed the story and all the characters, as well as the behind the scenes look at running a theater.
I recommend this book to readers of all ages. I think it would be a great book to be shared across generations as it would spark discussions on many topics. I do believe this was the final book in the series and so now I must await what other stories the author has to tell. I’m sure they will be just as well-written and interesting as Sing a New Song.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.
About the author: Author of inspirational romance, non-fiction, and devotionals. Candee is married to a high school football coach and is the mother of three, including a child with special needs (thus providing inspiration for her first two non-fiction titles).
In addition to her non-fiction devotionals, she writes faith-based romance novels for the Bling! Romance imprint. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a Double Finalist/Winner in the 2014 ACFW Genesis contest in the short novel category.
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