About the Book
Kaylee McGrurd feels like life has left her behind. Her best friends have all moved out, married, or are in the process of matrimony. Meanwhile, she’s lost another job, and her daily diet consists of noodles that are better suited to packing material.
Then Kaylee’s ex, Gabe Sanders, enters the equation.
Gabe walked out on Kaylee without warning or explanation nine years earlier, but now he’s been brought back to the area for the unforeseeable future. And he’s in need of a new lead vocalist for his wedding band.
A dwindling account balance calls for desperate measures, and Kaylee reluctantly accepts Gabe’s offer. While the former couple works together in the midst of happy marriages and heartfelt melodies, secrets and the need for forgiveness highlight the strife between them…and the hope that maybe God’s rewriting the conclusion to their story.
In My Opinion
Pop culture, music, romance, and life lessons come together in Marriage, Melodies, and Rewritten Conclusions and create a memorable tale of God’s grace, the power of forgiveness, and the pain and joy that life brings.
V. Joy Palmer’s unique author voice is one I enjoy (which I’m reminded of every time I pick up her newest release). But she’s also brave enough to listen to God’s prompting and write about the hard stuff—the chains of guilt and shame that tie us down and the roots of bitterness that detour us from God’s best in our lives. It’s also a reminder that God is the God of second (and more) chances.
As I read this book, I ran the gamut of emotions from laughing at Kaylee’s LOTR nerdiness and her references to Friends and The Gilmore Girls as well as some of the situations she lands in to heartbreaking moments of sadness at Gabe’s conviction of unworthiness. Plus, with all the songs, there were a few earworms thrown into the mix.
Marriage, Melodies, and Rewritten Conclusions exceeded my expectation.
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