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September 25, 2014

SONG FROM THE ASHES by Megan Whitson Lee

Pump Up Your Book Presents Song From the Ashes Virtual Book Publicity Tour
Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Megan Whitson Lee’s SONG FROM THE ASHES virtual book tour September 2 – 26!                                      

Megan Whitson Lee

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Megan Whitson Lee grew up in Tennessee but moved to the
Her latest book is the Christian fiction, Song From the Ashes.

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Washington, D.C. area as a teenager.  She worked for criminal attorneys before earning her master’s degree from George Mason University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Previously she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music followed by a year-long residence in London where she worked as a Literary Assistant. Her self-published first novel All That is Right and Holy won second place in the 2009 Christian Choice Book Awards. Megan teaches high school English in Fairfax County, Virginia where she lives with her husband and two Greyhounds.
PUYB Inside the Book
Attorney Landon Kingsley craves order and normalcy, and aside from his well-hidden vice of smoking, he lives the life that everyone expects from him in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee. Recently engaged to beautiful nursing student, April May, Landon’s new fiancée is everything he could want in a wife. She is devoted to her faith and family and truly loves him.

April’s cousin, Ella Casey, has returned to Kingsport after ten years of pursuing a career as a country music singer in Nashville. Ella’s failed career and affair with a married music producer scandalizes her in the eyes of the town, but her legal troubles drive her to Landon for help. Landon finds himself increasingly attracted to Ella and more discontent than ever with the path he has chosen for his life. Amid a firestorm of family and town gossip, Landon is tormented by his past and the complicated decision of whether to listen to God’s voice or follow his own desires.

SONG FROM THE ASHES, a modern retelling of the classic Edith Wharton novel The Age of Innocence, explores the dilemma between the pursuit of dreams and personal happiness versus contentment in God’s plan for marriage and love.
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Title: Song From the Ashes
Author: Megan Whitson Lee
Publisher: eLectio Publishers
Pages: 350
Genre: Christian Fiction
Format: Paperback/Kindle


I found this book to be an easy to read, well written book.  The cover was interesting and intriguing.  The author wrote a re-telling of "THE AGE OF INNOCENCE" by Edith Wharton.  I haven't read Edith Wharton's novel but I hope to soon just as a comparison. I felt so sad for Landon and his doubts on staying with April, his wife, or leaving her for her cousin, Ella.  Temptations are always there and Landon knew what was right in the eyes of God.  A baby born to April and Landon had a genetic condition called Trisomy 18.  This whole scene will bring tears to your eyes, just knowing that there are parents out there suffering through this same terrible times. I had never heard of Trisomy 18 until I read this book which helps tell about Trisomy 18 and getting readers out there to know what this is.  It's devastating, not only to the child but to everyone who loves that child.  The author described the characters and scenes in great detail.  He reminds us that God's plans are there for us as he instills them into our lives.

This is one book you won't want to miss.  It's sad, yes, but it is informative and interesting.  Don't miss out on a wonderful read.

I was given a complimentary copy of SONG FROM THE ASHES from the author Megan Whitson Lee and Pump Up Your Book for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

1 comment:

Megan Whitson Lee said...

Thanks for hosting me!