* I received a free ebook of Jane’s Melody from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
About the Book
WHAT BOUNDARIES WOULD YOU CROSS FOR TRUE LOVE?
That’s the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter’s death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane’s Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.
Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it’s too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits.
Review of Jane’s Melody
This was my first Ryan Winfield book, and I can definitely say I understand why Ryan is the next Nicholas Sparks. This novel was full of romance (loved that it was a nontraditional May-Decemberish type relationship as I approach 40), heartache, good solid prose, and some steamy scenes sprinkled throughout. From a male author, I think he did a pretty good job of getting in Jane’s mind and giving us her point of view in a non-male slanted way. I also enjoyed the conflict throughout the book with Jane and her family as they struggle through addiction issues. I thought this was an interesting twist to the novels that was connected well with Jane’s self-doubt as she pursues a relationship with Caleb.
The only thing that I wasn’t a huge fan of was the resolution of the “relationship” between Caleb and Jane’s daughter. It allowed the book to move on, but I felt that it was sort of summarily dismissed in a relatively easy fashion. I would have liked it to be a little more complicated than it ended up being.
All in all, I loved this book, and I will definitely be reading the sequel!
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