Book Title: David’s Song
Author: A.R. Talley
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction,
About David’s Song:
Annie only ever really loved two men in her life. One broke her heart, the other married her. Four children and fifteen years later, Annie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Money is tight and her husband questions the very foundation of their relationship. When Annie is unexpectedly given the opportunity to see the young man who broke her heart — a man who is now a megastar in the music industry — Annie is faced with choices. Choices that will determine what is of more value — a second chance at lost love and unfulfilled dreams or commitment, trust, and love built on years of experience.
A psychologically subtle, yet compelling tale about how the instinct and need for love overcomes self-doubt and personal inadequacy.
Wow. Finally a fiction novel that doesn’t skirt around the issues, pretending life is full of rainbows and butterflies. I love that Annie is aware that she is having troubles in her relationship, but she is hopeful and optimistic about them. I think a part, whether openly or subconsciously, wonders what would happen if the past would have happened differently. I know many people who keep track of ex’s and see what their lives turned out to be, as we look on with relief (or in this case, NOT) that we have the lives that we have.
I love a happy ending. When it comes to books, and sometimes movies, I find that life is depressing enough as it is, and I want the happy ending and to be entertained. There is also sometimes the frustration that nobody deals with real issues, or everything turns up hunky dory. I don’t know why, but I love the way this story unfolded. It was so real life. I cannot wait to read the other books in the series, once they are written!
My only complaint about David’s Song would be the confusion about the religious issue. The characters attend BYU, and details about campus are given, which is great for the LDS readers. However, no other mention of the culture is brought up, especially when morals and life decisions are brought up. I don’t expect it to be all church talk, but it almost would be easier to understand if the university they attended wasn’t a church school. It also might appeal to larger audiences outside the LDS readers?
I highly recommend this book, and hope you all go out and read it, so we can discuss! I have lots of thoughts to share.