Return of the Song
By Phyllis Clark Nichols
Gilead Publishing, September 2018
Caroline Carlyle’s dreams were crushed when her fiancé died six weeks before their wedding. For years she wrestled with aching loss and shattered faith, struggling to find the inspiration that once came so easily. Abandoning her half-finished piano compositions, Caroline trades her old ambitions for the comfort and familiarity of life as the town’s piano teacher.
But Caroline’s world turns upside down when a mysterious stranger enters her life. Filled with courage and fresh purpose, Caroline embarks on a quest to track down the beloved, rare piano she played as a child. Her search leads her to Rockwater, the Kentucky estate of a wealthy gentleman, where Caroline finds her heart may be composing a surprising new song.
Reminiscent of Jan Karon’s Mitford series, Phyllis Clark Nichols has woven a beautiful story with remarkable depth, gorgeous scenery and food description, and a small town filled with lovable, zany characters. While there is a romantic thread throughout the story, the main focus is the character development and the issues that Caroline deals with in the small town of Moss Point, Georgia.
I would greatly recommend this book for readers of the Mitford series, as well as readers of Debbie Macomber and Southern fiction.
Please note, I received an ARC of this book and was not required to leave a positive review.