Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Janice Hanna Thompson's Love Me Tender ~ Reviewed
Love Me Tender
by Janice Hanna Thompson
Summerside Press (September 1, 2010)
As "Love Me Tender" plays in the background, Debbie Carmichael determines to salvage her family's restaurant, Sweet Sal's Soda Shoppe, when her father's health fails. Teen heartthrob Bobby Conrad agrees to perform at a fundraiser concert. But just two weeks before the highly publicized event, Bobby backs out of the benefit. Enter Johnny Hartman, a young, unknown singer to take Conrad's place.
Debbie soon realizes the twists and turns leading up to the concert are divinely orchestrated. And it isn't dreamy Bobby Conrad who has stolen her heart - but the tender love of Johnny Hartman.
I decided to read a few pages to get the feel of this one since I am so behind on several books. But I'm stuck in the story, I cannot put it down! Chapters are flying by and the characters are such a dream. I can hear the music and giggles and cannot wait to hear more. Each chapter begins with a clip from the Heartthrob that really sets the beat and draws an image. Janice is doing it again, winning me as a 100% fan.
What I love about Janice's books that no other author does is have more than one couple fall perfectly in love. It's just blissful. :)
*Thanks to Summerside Press for providing a copy for review through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.*
Reviewed by: Margaret Chind
Get ready for a journey of nostalgia, complete with bebop, poodle skirts, and surfers, as Hanna dishes up a delightful story set in the 1957. I love the way each chapter starts out with a news article from a teen magazine, with columnists like Cinema Cindy and Hepcat Harry. Hanna stays true to the era and delivers a rollicking good love story set to the beat of rock 'n' roll. Novel Journey and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan, editor