I chose to read this short book as a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team and I was sent a copy by the author. This does not alter my review in any way.
I should say at the beginning that I read the kindle version of this book but it features eleven original songs and one adaptation of a public domain folk song. To hear them played and sung you can get the full cast audiobook of Songwriter Night: a musical romance from Audible or wherever you like to get your audiobooks and podcasts.
This story is set in Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of the world. Two songwriters, hoping to make it big one day meet in a coffee house. Lyle is struggling to stay focused on his writing because of Trish who he’s struggling to keep his eyes off of from across the room. He buys her a drink and they get talking. She’s new in town and has few contacts so eventually Lyle invites her to come along to one of his songwriter nights that he hosts a couple of times a month.
The majority of this book is taken up with the events at the songwriter night, and it’s really entertaining. Only a few people attend but it’s clear they know each other well and get along. However, someone from the past turns up on this particularly evening and rocks the boat with their forthright opinions. Trish appears drawn to this character though and Lyle fears it’s not him she’s interested in after all.
The lyrics for the songs are throughout the book and I think it would have been really entertaining to have listened to the audio version of this. It’s a really great idea for a book and I thoroughly enjoyed it, even without the music.
Highly recommended for all those who love music and romance.
Great concept for a book! Have you managed to listen to any of the songs?
It is, Barb, but no I haven’t, I didn’t get the audio book, although it was offered, because I don’t find them easy to fit into my life but I would recommend it to anyone else on the team
Thank you Georgia.
You’re welcome, Rosie.
It sounds like a good idea to include the songs as you listen to the audiobook. I love audiobooks, some narrators just draw you in, of course the writing and story have to be good in the first place. It took me a while to get used to audiobooks and to find the right moment and place to listen.
I think it’s all about having the right time and place to listen to them. Years ago, when I had a commute, I would have listened to them in the car, had they been so prolific, but I don’t have that kind of ‘unused’ space in my life at the moment.
I saw this a few weeks ago and it looked so unique and intriguing. On my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your take on it.
Thanks, Sarah. I have no idea if anyone else is doing this but if you have the skills I think it’s terrific. Like you say, unique. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it.
Thank you so much for the lovely review of my book Songwriter Night, I really appreciate it. For anyone who wants to read the book as opposed to listening to the audiobook, we did make just the songs available as an “original cast album” so you can hear what they sound like. You can find them on youtube, spotify, itunes, and amazon music.
You’re welcome, Donna, and thank you for the additional information on where to listen to the music. 😀