Monday, May 10, 2010

Sing by Lisa T. Bergren

Sing by Lisa T. Bergren is the second book in The Homeward Trilogy. It is not one that I would have picked up to read but I am glad that I had the chance to read it. Sing follows the stories of three siblings through the 1880's in three separate parts of the globe. Odessa is still in Colorado, Moira is in Europe and Domenic is at sea. The villain from the first book revisits in this volume and stirs things up again as he insists there is gold to be found on the land that Odessa and her husband own.

Sing is very well-written and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. Lisa addresses some issues with her characters that would be controversial in today's world, let alone back in the late 1800's. I really enjoyed how Moira always felt the pull of God in her heart, no matter how far away from Him she wandered.

About the book:

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.

Visit Lisa at her website to learn more about her and her other books.

This book was provided for review by The B&B Media Group and can be purchased here.

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