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This reminds me of stuff like Begin Again but with a sad twist. Still, it sounds like a beautiful read imbued with the power of music.
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This sounds like an engaging and beautiful book. I can be iffy on books that flip-flop between narrators, but that's only because I think it's a difficult art for authors to master, and they aren't always done well. It sounds like that's not the case here. I'm definitely adding this one to my list. Thanks for the great review!

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You certainly didn't have to tell us that you spent a long time "digesting" this book because it is very evident from your review. You have a wisdom regarding the characters that is quite rare.

I came across this book at Amazon a couple hours ago and rejected it. It sounded like a plain romance and they are often written without much depth of character. But I accidentally stumbled on your review and after reading it I am thinking I was too hasty in my judgment.

Thanks for the recommendation and a review worthy of the book it's analysing. (And then some)

Sincerely, LLR
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spencermack wrote:
27 Nov 2019, 11:46
Can't wait to pick this up. By your review, it sounds amazing!
You won't be disappointed! Thanks.

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Wyland wrote:
28 Nov 2019, 05:42
I like the power of spontaneity, like the way Sarah and Mike meet. It's also good that their meeting helps improve their individual lives. Thanks for the great review.
Thanks for your thoughtful comment!

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Nisha Ward wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 18:18
This reminds me of stuff like Begin Again but with a sad twist. Still, it sounds like a beautiful read imbued with the power of music.
It really captured my attention and my heart. Thanks for your comment!

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Mallory Whitaker wrote:
01 Dec 2019, 02:39
This sounds like an engaging and beautiful book. I can be iffy on books that flip-flop between narrators, but that's only because I think it's a difficult art for authors to master, and they aren't always done well. It sounds like that's not the case here. I'm definitely adding this one to my list. Thanks for the great review!
I am also hesitant to choose books with alternating narrators, but this one did not disappoint! Thanks for your comment.

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LauraLeeWasHere wrote:
01 Dec 2019, 02:58
You certainly didn't have to tell us that you spent a long time "digesting" this book because it is very evident from your review. You have a wisdom regarding the characters that is quite rare.

I came across this book at Amazon a couple hours ago and rejected it. It sounded like a plain romance and they are often written without much depth of character. But I accidentally stumbled on your review and after reading it I am thinking I was too hasty in my judgment.

Thanks for the recommendation and a review worthy of the book it's analysing. (And then some)

Sincerely, LLR
I am glad that my review helped change your mind; this book is beautifully written! Thanks for your comment.

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Your comments about the author's descriptive ability are fascinating! Your depiction of the relationship between Sarah and Mike tugs at the heart strings. This is a very persuasive review. Thanks for the amazing recommendation!

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Thanks for the review, but I don't care for romance novels, and this tale of two artists struggling to realize their dreams won't be the exception.

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For those that love books that immerse the reader into the plot, this sounds excellent. You are transported to the busy streets of New York City, where you take in all of the sights and sounds and sit beside the main characters as they compose beautifully.

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I love love stories and I hope Sarah recovers since I don’t like anybody to die in a Romance. Thanks for your review!

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Shamefully, I know what it feels like to fall in love with someone by hearing their voice and sharing their passion. :oops: How connected you think you are...it's as if you're alive for the first time.
This sounds like a wonderful story.

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Readers who are fans of character-driven stories will fall in love with Mike and Sarah. If you possess a strong passion for the arts, this book should be on your list!
You're pretty much describing me.
I love the way you depicted the powerful characters and how even supporting ones (and dead ones, for that matter) like Grandma Mae are beautifully developed.
It seems like a must-read for me!
Thank you for your enthusiastic review!

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