Skip to main content

A Meloday for James by Hallee Bridgeman

Title:  A Melody for James (Part 1 of the Song of Suspense Series)
Author:  Hallee Bridgeman
Pages:  328
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Olivia Kimbrell Press
                If you know anything about Hallee it is that not only does she write, but her other passion is homemaking.  Some of her recipes are simple and enticing; others have more ingredients that also sound delicious.  When reading her A Melody for James, I couldn’t help but see her ability to bring a variety of additives to the story, turning out a perfectly delicious offering that entices the reader to keep reading late into the night.
                A Melody for James brings together characters from totally different professions with different gifts that make them successful in their field.  While it can create some friction, these gifts can also complement or complete the makeup of another player.  Here, a woman named Melody suffers from heartache and so does James, but neither know about the other at the time of the pain.  Through a “chance” meeting, their lives touch each other’s soul and heart, but not all is happiness for either of them at first.
                Through a maze of life’s occurrences, they are separated from each other for some time.  During that time, each change in what some would consider 180 degrees, which makes the likelihood of meeting each other in the future unfavorable.  Or does it?  Kurt, James’ business partner, falls in love with a woman who loves to entertain and decorate.  When roses and threatening notes are left for Melody in various places and times, the police are finding it hard to discover the one meant to bring deadly harm to the successful singer.
                With mystery, romances, along with faith are just a few of the elements that are brought to the book that will captivate the mind and race the heart of readers.  However, because of the brilliant mind of the author, this plot is more than just a “whodunit” type of adventure.  As I kept reading, I knew that something was cooking underneath all of the action and adventure.  With such real lifelike drama, I am sure you will come to the conclusion and discover what is being presented to her audience.
                Here is one of those novels I didn’t want to rush through or get to the end as I enjoy a great conclusion I feel a letdown.  Immediately I start thinking or looking for what is coming next by the same author and how soon or I look at my stack to read with overflowing choices.  Have you heard the statement “all good things must come to an end”?  Do they?  Yes, in that a book is finished; no, because there are more books to read and discoveries to be made simply by turning the cover to page one.  Kudos Hallee!  Keep those stories coming!
                My rating is 5+ stars!
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…


Title:  Fugitive Trackdown (Love Inspired Suspense)
Author:  Sandra Robbins
Pages:  224
Year:  Feb 2015
Publisher:  Love Inspired
My rating is 5 stars.
Claire Walker begins tracking down a fugitive after her father’s passing and learning the amount of debt owed by the business by bail jumpers.  Claire is very much living unprepared in her new though temporary life as her education as a librarian gives her little real life experience.  Claire’s best friend, Jessica, is a former police officer with her family’s fugitive recovery company a wonderful fit, but Claire just can’t ask her friend to help for reasons readers will discover.
The tracking down of a fugitive leads to a lost romance memory when she is aided unwillingly by Adam, Jessica’s brother.  Adam, a former soldier, has the training and knowledge he uses for the family business, but where has Adam’s faith gone since he last spoke to Claire?  When Claire and Adam are facing a life threatening experience their hearts, hurts and spirit…