Saturday, January 15, 2011

Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin TOUR & GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the blog tour of Meg's Melody!

She paced the small confines of her bathroom as she waited the obligatory two minutes for the result. Yet, part of her sensed the truth. Not only did Austin take her self-esteem and plans for happiness, but he also took her get-out-of-this-marriage-free card.

The plus sign glared at Meg from the white plastic frame of the pregnancy test. The test fell from her hands and clattered into the bathtub as Meg’s back slid against the wall until she reached the floor.

“I’m pregnant,” she said into the quiet.

Meg never imagined she'd end up like this. With nowhere else to turn, she's forced to rely on the family she pushed away, the church she abandoned, and an unexpected friendship to help her find her forgotten melody. Meanwhile Matt is still mourning the loss of his wife. But determined to keep things together for his daughter's sake, he decides starting over in a new place might be just what his family needs.

This touching story combines romance with redemption and real conflict to remind you it's never too late to find joy. Kaylee Baldwin's capable hand renders a sincere, heartfelt story of rediscovery and hope. Perfect for romantics of all ages, this book will captivate your heart and rekindle your belief in the magic of music.

I received this book to review it and I'm glad I got it. Meg's Melody is a good, clean, LDS book with many themes woven throughout. Grief, repentance, forgiveness, finding yourself, love and family are a few themes I found.
Meg's marriage was a sham and she was divorced in less than a year. In the meantime, she has pushed her family and church away from her life. She feels she has to find her path alone, that her family couldn't forgive her. Then she finds out she's pregnant and her lonely, bumpy path just took a sharp turn. She has to learn to trust again, in herself mostly, as new people come into her life. Meg's family loves her and they close ranks around her, giving the support she needs.
The characters and relationships develop through the story. I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't preachy either. It was funny at times, sad, moving and fulfilling.
Good job Ms. Baldwin!

Now for the giveaway:
Leave a comment at any one of these blogs on their blog post about Meg's Melody and you will be entered into a drawing to win Meg's Melody. You can leave comments on multiple blogs for multiple entries.
Kaylee will also give you another entry if you become a follower of her blog!

I'm going to give away my (gently read) copy too! So just leave a comment about music. Anything music. And your email.
I thought about keeping my copy but I wanted to pay forward all the goodness that has happened ot me in the last month.

January 10th

Shanda at LDSWBR

January 11th
Tristi Pinkston

January 12th
Jolene Perry

January 13th
Shaunna Gonzales

January 15th
Taffy Lowell

January 17th
Heather at Fire and Ice

January 18th
Marsha Ward

January 19th
Alison Palmer

January 20th
I am a Reader Not a Writer

January 21st
Rebecca Talley

The contest will run until January 22nd.


Lisa said...

Oh I am first! I hope that means positive things. I am so impressed with people who are musical inclined. I AM NOT! But both of my boys are. Playing sax and violin.

Joan Sowards said...

I'd love to win a copy of Meg's Melody.

xlacrimax said...

Anything music? Oh, I have never been good at performing it, but I love listening to it. All kinds of it, really. One of my favorites - "The Scientist" by Coldplay. The lines "Nobody said it was easy,
No one ever said it would be this hard Oh take me back to the start" are just a beautiful song. Music is my friend, definitely. :)

Stephanie Humphreys said...

I'm listening to the new Josh Groban cd and feeling happy that I treated myself. I always need to have good music playing.

Sarita said...

This book looks like a great one! I'd love a chance to win. Also, love to listen to some relaxing classic music now and again!

Shari said...

I can't tell you how much I would love to win a copy of this book. Music is a very important part of my life. It was especially important to me as a teenager. Whenever I was down, I would sit at the piano and play until my heart felt at peace.

Shari said...

I forgot to leave my e-mail!


Anonymous said...

I'm very lucky that music was a HUGE part of my life growing up. To this day I can't do heavy-duty cleaning without wanting to listen to something Broadway and fantastic—like Les Misèrables. My brothers and sister and I all sing, and I love it when we're able to sing together... less likely to happen now that we all live far away, but still!

IdentitySeeker said...

Great giveaway and the review of this book has me excited to read it! Thanks for the giveaway:)

mariska said...

This book sounds great !
when i was pregnant, i listened to Mozart and some other classical musics. it made me relax

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Gail said...

As I was walking today I was listening to my usual blood pumping pretty close to devil music(if you ask my mom) and suddenly Praise to the Man came on. My whole walk changed and I felt such peace. I love what Music can do for us. And I would love a copy of this book.

Joan of Ark said...

Music is so healing and powerful on a spiritual level. I am thrilled that my oldest just graduated and is teaching middle school band. Well gotta get busy, clean house, give a piano lesson, etc. Meg's Melody sounds like a great read!
Vickie Smith
The Quiet Doll Queen :)

Jane Isfeld Still said...

I am NOT musical. I barely had enough rythm to play drums. I CANNOT sing but I have to sing everyday in Seminary. Wehv t sng accapella because when I sing to the MoTab chior I REALLY sound bad.
I plan on singing with the angles one day :)Jane Stll

Taffy said...

Great comments ladies. Thank you for sharing. Its amazing how music moves each person.

Mattie said...

I feel moved after the special musical numbers in sacrament meeting. It feels like a shame when the speaker gets up and begins talking. Music truly is a prayer.

Linda said...

My two favorite calming devices: listening to music and swishing in water.