Songbird by Julia Bell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book 56 of my Goodreads Challenge 2019
I cannot believe it has taken me so long to get around to reading this story. It has been on my kindle since 2016. I found it to be a truly compelling story, one I found difficult to put down once I had begun reading it. I was forever striving to find out what was going to happen at the next turn of the page.
Carmen is the first opera I was really introduced to, and the mention of different opera’s within this story had me looking into booking more visits to the theatre. You would not believe the different opera’s I have been sampling over on YouTube.
This is a tragically beautiful story, with strong characters. Isabelle is such a powerful lead, although I did think I might be shocked after reading the opening line.
‘I was twenty-one years old when I sold my baby.’
My reason for giving this book just four stars was because the cover did not grab me, if it had then I am sure I would have read this several times by now.
This is a truly mesmerising, addictive and compelling read and one thing I take from this is ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’
I’ve written stories all my life, but I started to write seriously over twenty years ago and now I have ten novels online. I always advertise my stories as romances with attitude, that is, they have a twist in them that often takes a reader by surprise. My romances aren’t fluffy although they have the strong, independent heroine and attractive hero. This is a summary of my novels.
Deceit of Angels – set at the end of the twentieth century.
To Guide Her Home – time travel romance
If Birds Fly Low – supernatural.
Nyssa’s Promise – paranormal.
A Pearl Comb for a Lady – a three-in-one story which follows three very unique women through two centuries of love and betrayal.
Songbird & A Tangle of Echoes – a two-book story that follows the life of an ambitious woman who commits a heartbreaking act that haunts her for many years to come.
The Wild Poppy, Broken Blossoms and When Lucy Ceased to Be – historical romances with a family theme.
Just a little about myself. I’m a member of Goodreads and ALLi and for four years I was a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. I’ve lived in Yorkshire, England, for most of my life although I have lived in other parts of the UK too i.e. Devon, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. I have two grown children, and five grandchildren. I do hope you enjoy my novels and can spare the time to leave a review on Amazon.
Thank You for Visiting