Book Review: The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

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Title: The Ballad of Perilous Graves Author: Alex Jennings Publisher: Redhook Publication date: June 21, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: Charged by the magical Doctor Professor to find some songs that escaped from his piano, Perry Graves, his younger sister Brendy, and their friend Peaches get more than they bargained for as the Storm is … Continue reading Book Review: The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings

Book Review: Piano Zen by Thomas Rheingans

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Title: Piano Zen Author: Thomas Rheingans Publisher: Self-published Publication date: February 7, 2022 Genre: Fantasy One Sentence Summary: When eleven-year-old William Longfellow Emerson starts piano lessons with a reclusive pianist who instructs using an equally mysterious Piano Zen method, William not only learns how to play exceptionally well, but travels to a dream land to study … Continue reading Book Review: Piano Zen by Thomas Rheingans

Book Review: Billy Bean’s Ghost by John York

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Title: Billy Bean's Ghost Author: John York Publisher: John R. York Publication date: November 17, 2021 Genre: Mystery One Sentence Summary: While house-sitting, Billy Bean comes across a beautiful piano, but, when he starts playing it, he hears the voice of a ghost. Overall Billy Bean's Ghost is a murder mystery involving a ghost and a … Continue reading Book Review: Billy Bean’s Ghost by John York

Book Review: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

Book Review for The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

Title: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes Author: Xio Axelrod Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publication date: May 4, 2021 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance One Sentence Summary: Toni Bennette (yeah, she's heard it all) wants nothing more than to work in music production with Richie, but doesn't have the money to put in to become his business partner, until an offer to … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

Book Review: The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

Book Review: The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

Title: The Lost Love Song Author: Minnie Darke Publisher: Ballantine Books - Random House Publishing Group Publication date: October 13, 2020 Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance One Sentence Summary: Diana may be gone, but her love song lives on, and will do anything to work it's magic to bring happiness back into the lives of those it touches, especially that of her … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Love Song by Minnie Darke

The Power of a Lullaby

Growing Up With Music Growing up, music was important to my family. My siblings and I were forced into piano lessons, which we took for a varying number of years. But we also independently chose violin, guitar, clarinet, flute, and harp. Not that any of us claim any proficiency anymore. But, before we even began … Continue reading The Power of a Lullaby

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge – Day 3 (3rd time)

Thank you so much to Stephen T of Armageddon Cafe for the nomination! Be sure to check out his fantastic blog and give him a follow! Ah, the cares of tomorrow can wait 'til this day is done. -Come by the Hills by W. Gordon Smith I sang mostly children's rhymes to my son at … Continue reading 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge – Day 3 (3rd time)

Dancing Queen

My dancing queen, soon you will be one. For 8 months, I knew almost nothing about you. I knew you were going to be daddy's princess at 16 weeks. I knew you liked to have hiccups at some of the most irritating times (please, let mommy sleep). I knew you were getting ready to come … Continue reading Dancing Queen