Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Review of A Simple Song

Review of A Simple Song

by Melody Carlson

A Simple Song

Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina’s best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father’s health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents’ wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?
Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it’s over?

What a wonderful book!  I love the connection to music as I also find great joy and stress-relief from singing!   Amish do not encourage singing English songs or singing with instruments or even with "great joy and feeling".   I can not imagine singing any other way and so I can see how it was so difficult for Katrina.   This book was a fun, light read and gave me a good deal to smile about!   
I received a free copy of this book from Revell Publishing in a giveaway.   Thank you so much!

About the Author:
Melody Carlson
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus. 

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. 

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.
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