The Songbird's Call
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Relationships are at the heart of women's fiction, and Herron could teach a master class on creating them. Chicklit Central
Rachael Herron seamlessly blends romance, friendship, and laughter. – Barbara Bretton, USA Today Bestselling Author
From international bestseller Rachael Herron, comes a book too delightful to put down:
Once Adele, Molly and Lana were The Darling Songbirds, a world-famous country band. Now they're just three sisters who barely speak. But that’s about to change.
Middle sister Molly arrives in town, and is immediately drawn to the neglected little café where she worked as a teenager. Could she dare to bring it back to life? As lead singer, Molly had always been the voice of the band. But caught between controlling big sister Adele and demanding baby sister Lana, she never felt heard. If she's going to reopen the café, she'll do it on her own terms, no more being bossed. So the last person she should fall for is the handsome Sheriff Colin McMurty – the man whose job it is to tell people exactly what to do . . .
Want to move to Darling Bay!
I received an early release copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was the first book I’ve read of the Songbird series (there is a book one.) I have read the Cypress Hollow series. What can I say? I love Rachael Herron’s books. I am not a huge “romance” reader, but her books focus on more than just romance. Rachael writes in a way that challenges you, as the reader, to put the book down. I end up reading far past when I should, often falling asleep while still trying to get through another chapter.
The Songbird series is based on three sisters who were once a rather popular country group, the Darling Songbirds. This book focuses on Molly, and her return to her “hometown” of Darling Bay. All three sisters have gone their separate ways and started leading their own adult lives. Molly returns home to visit her sister and try to find her way.
There are revelations and topics in this book that are so timely. Rachael doesn’t shy away from talking about subjects that are sometimes kept in the shadows. Her characters learn so much about themselves throughout the novel. They find their inner strength and character. Molly comes to Darling Bay fairly broken, though she thinks she’s conquered her demons. It takes a few side battles for her to learn who she really is. I loved that Molly wasn’t perfect, nor was any other character in this book. They are real people.
Rachael’s female characters are strong women who sometimes don’t realize their own strength. They are fighting similar battles to the battles we fight every day. I always find a character that I can relate to in each of her books. Rachael’s writing is strong - you can visualize very easily where you are and who these people are. That is one of the joys in reading her novels. There is definitely some good, hot romance, but nothing over the top. For those who love a good love story, you won’t be disappointed.
Now that I’ve read book two of this series, I am definitely going to go back to book one. I want to learn everything I can about Adele, Molly and Lana Darling, and anxiously await the next book in the series.
So Much More Than a Love Story
Great story! Much more than just a love story, it's the story of the strength of women and the courage to make a change. Molly and Colin are great characters - both wanted to do the right thing, both a bit afraid. Although it can be read as a stand alone, I read book 1 first (The Darling Songbirds) - it was good having the back story of Adele and Nick, and the Darling Songbirds. I loved the book and look forward to Lana's story.
The Songbird’s Call
Absolutely loved this book.
Molly Darling returns to her only real home ,"Darling Bay“after 6 years working on cruise ships to visit her eldest sister Adele, whom she has not seen since their famous family band,"The Darling Sisters' split up.
Having hit rock bottom with her job and her love life Molly decides to extend her stay in Darling Bay and fix up the Golden Spike Cafe that she was left as an inheritance from her late Uncle Hugh.
(Adele was left the saloon and the hotel went to Lana)
A midnight run in at the cafe with the local hunky heartthrob Sheriff Colin, sets off a chain of events that leads Molly to re-evaluate her life choices ,past and present.
Although part of a mini series, (this is book 2) this book can be read independently, (which I did) and still flow.
Previous characters stories such as Adele and Nate,are picked up easily and intertwine with current character’s.
Having read all of the Cypress Hollow novels by Rachel I was delighted to discover the Darling Bay series, and I can’t wait for the 3rd installment to come out.