Have you ever played an instrument?
There’s something special about a book that gives you the feeling that it’s not only wrapping it’s pages around you in warmth, but speaking directly TO you, and settling into your soul – right where it belongs. You almost wonder where it’s been all this time.
Every Thing You Are gave me those feelings. It resonated so deeply with me. It connected so resolutely to me. And it most certainly spoke to me in several languages.
This story tells the heartbreaking tale of a family who appears to be ‘cursed’ by a cello. Sounds weird right? It’s the most beautiful type of weird one could fathom.
Is the curse preventing Brandon from playing? Did it drive him to alcoholism? Did it cause the accident that killed his wife and son and leave his daughter Allie alone – hating him?
And Phee, who “cares” for these haunted instruments – is struggling to keep her word, and and also trying to save the owners from them. Or is it really from themselves?
I loved the way you could almost hear the bewitching music throughout the story – it’s language telling the story of sadness and sorrow. I adored the quirky cast of characters, who banded together because of awful things – but found joy in unconventional ways. And I relished in a story of forgiveness and family – with just a touch of peculiar, but delightful magic.
I used to play the cello for years. I loved it, and I was pretty darn good. And I miss it. And I’ve also experienced first hand how alcoholism can tear apart a family. But I also know how music can bring one together.
Maybe that’s why this book inched it’s way inside of me? I felt it take hold from its roots very early on, and it slowly bloomed throughout me like the gorgeous flowers on its cover, filling my soul with the invigorating and restorative power of music.
Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours, Amazon Publishing, Lake Union Publishing and Kerry Anne King for this exquisite story.
It’s available tomorrow! Tuesday October 1, 2019. You can grab it here!
- Paperback: 335 pages
- Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (October 1, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1542041961
- ISBN-13: 978-1542041966
About the book:
From the bestselling author of Whisper Me This comes a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.
One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years.
When his ex-wife and son are killed in a car accident, Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?
Ophelia “Phee” MacPhee, granddaughter of the eccentric old man who sold Braden his cello, believes the curse is real. She swore an oath to her dying grandfather that she would ensure Braden plays the cello as long as he lives. But he can’t play, and as the shadows deepen and Phee finds herself falling for Braden, she’ll do anything to save him. It will take a miracle of forgiveness and love to bring all three of them back to the healing power of music.
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