Tuesday, 11 March 2014

How Sweet the Sound ~ Review

I LOVED this book, "How Sweet the Sound." It was one of those books that has your emotions just about everywhere! I cried, I cheered, and I even got so mad I wanted to scream!!

How Sweet the Sound is the story of Anniston and her family. Anniston is just precious and has experienced some very difficult things at her age, but she is a fighter! Her family it would seem begins to unravel and with each new layer of pain comes yet a new level of hope and healing!

This was the debut novel from Amy Sorrells and it is one you definitely want to add to your reading list!

Thank you CFBA for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest opinion!

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

How Sweet the Sound

David C. Cook (March 1, 2014)


Amy K. Sorrells


An Indianapolis native and graduate of DePauw University, Amy lives with her husband, three boys and a gaggle of golden retrievers in central Indiana. After writing and editing for her college newspaper, she combined a nursing degree with journalism and creative writing, which led to publishing and editing a wide array of medical and nursing writing and multimedia projects over the past 21 years, a position as director of communications of her church’s children’s ministry, as well as a weekly column for a local newspaper which ran from 2009-2012.  She has been a two-time semi-finalist for the ACFW Genesis awards, and was the winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest.

When she’s not reading or writing, Amy loves spending time with her three sons; spicy lunches and art gallery walks with her  husband; digging in her garden sans gloves; walking her dogs; up-cycling old furniture and junk; photography; and friends.


From a distance, the Harlans appear to be the perfect Southern family. Wealth and local fame mask the drama and dysfunction swirling through their family line. But as the summer heats up, a flood tide of long hidden secrets surface.

Devastation from a rape followed by the murder of two family members brings three generations of the Harlans together on their pecan plantation in Bay Spring, Alabama. Chief among them is Anniston, who by the time she turned thirteen thought she’d seen it all. But as her heart awakens to the possibility of love, she begins to deal with her loneliness and grief.

This tender coming-of-age tale, inspired by the story of Tamar in 2 Samuel 13, shows how true healing and hope comes only from God. Though our earthly family can wound and disappoint, our heavenly Father brings freedom to those long held captive through His mercy and grace.

If you would like to read the first chapter of How Sweet the Sound, go HERE.


Amy K. Sorrells said...

Thank you so much for your kind review and for having me on your blog today! Grace and blessings!

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