Saturday, September 29, 2012

Twang by Julie Cannon (Review)

  • Paperback: 336 pages

  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1426714702
    About the book:
    Twenty-three-year-old Jennifer Clodfelter believes she is destined to be a country music star.  When her passion, determination and homemade demo tape were rejected by every music label in Nashville, she refused to give up.  In just three years, a combination of guts and raw talent have propelled her on a journey of fame beyond her best dream.   

    Now Jennifer has all she ever wanted, only to discover that there is a dark side to the glitz and number one hits.  She will have to decide whether to sing her pain to a loving audience or find the courage to face the music in the private studio of her heart.
    My Review:
    Overall I liked this book. The plot and characters were interesting. It was very repetitious with descriptions. It is told mostly from Jennifer's point of view and I felt horrible for the things she had to go through as a child that no child should ever have to go through. I liked the relationship she developed with her hairdresser. She was willing to get real with her and tell her the truth and she was a strong Christian. Jennifer ends up spending a lot of time with her and her family and they end up helping her alot. It is a story of forgiveness and redemption. Country music plays a big part obviously so its helpful if you like it. Recommended for certain audiences.
    About the author:
    Julie L. Cannon's roots go deep in the South's red clay. She is the author of the award-winning Homegrown Series, published by Simon & Schuster and described as "Jan Karon crossed with Fannie Flagg." Her novel, The Romance Readers' Book Club, Penguin, was named a Target Breakout Book. I'll Be Home for Christmas, Summerside Press, made Nielsen's Bestseller list, and was also named a CBA Bestseller. Her novel Twang will be released in Aug.'12 from Abingdon Press. Julie's novels explore the transcendent, the supernatural, and the irrational - where God redeems the seemingly unredeemable. Julie lives in Watkinsville, Georgia. Visit her website at for more info.
    P.S. Beware - there is another author by the name of Julie Cannon, which causes a great deal of confusion because the two authors have vastly different subject matters and readerships.

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