Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sing - A Review

Can you run far enough to outdistance truth?
A story of prodigals chasing their dreams. Will they turn toward home before it’s too late?

How much are your dreams worth? Can wealth and fame satisfy your heart as deeply as family and faith? Award-winning author Lisa Bergren’s latest novel, Sing, explores the lives of two prodigals who must decide if they are willing to pay the price their dreams demand. Moira and Nic St. Clair have both defied their father’s desires for them and instead travel to the edge of their dreams and find themselves standing upon the precipice of decisions that will alter their lives forever.

Bergren first introduced the St. Clair family in the novel Breathe. Maintaining her strong and well-researched story line in Sing, she immediately transports readers to the end of the 19th century and weaves the plot amid scenes from Europe, Brazil and Colorado. Moira St. Clair takes center stage in this dramatic saga, as the reader follows her on a treacherous journey across the Atlantic into a lifestyle that proves to be even riskier and more daring than her life upon the stage of the European opera. Believing the promise that she could become “the perfect specimen of modern womanhood,” Moira travels farther and farther away from her family’s heritage of faith. When she encounters a deadly nemesis from her past, she must quickly decide what she values most in her life, before it’s too late.

Bergren takes the reader on a suspense-filled and arduous spiritual journey as she weaves the lives of the three St. Clair children into an unforgettable prodigal story. Her award-winning prose is a strong voice showcasing God’s mercy and grace in the lives of defiant believers, and her characters and their trials will be remembered long after the final pages. Sing is a brilliant addition to Bergren’s Homeward Trilogy, and fans will be eager to learn what comes next in the lives of the St. Clair family.

Sing by Lisa Bergren (Book Two in the Homeward Trilogy)
David C Cook/April 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6707-3/400 pages/softcover/$14.99 ~

What did I think?  This was an enjoyable book.  It is the second book of the Homeward Trilogy and I did not read the first one.  It took me about 100 pages to really get into the characters because I didn't know them and the author jumped from character to character quite a bit.  Once I really started to get the know the characters, it was a little easier to read.  The ending left it wide open for the final book in the series, Claim, which I would be happy to read when it comes out.

* I was given this book by David C Cook in exchange for a impartial review.

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