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Song from the Ashes

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Attorney Landon Kingsley never fails to meet expectations or fulfill responsibilities, living a well-ordered life in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee. Recently engaged to the beautiful nursing student, April May, Landon's new fiancee is everything he could want in a wife. She is devoted to her faith and family and truly loves him.

April's cousin, Ella Casey, has returne
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Paperback, 284 pages
Published August 2nd 2014 by Electio Publishing (first published July 31st 2014)
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Milka Bago
Sep 03, 2014 Milka Bago rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really don’t know how to start this review because the ending didn’t sit well with me. I’m torn between what I want and what I believed in. It is the story of Langdon Kingsley, a 37 year old lawyer in their town, who fell in love with April May, who was 12 years younger than him. People in their town expect them to end up together. Landon was actually hoping he’d marry her. But their stability was tested when the alluring and charming country singer, Ella, came home after her stint in ...more
Celia Kennedy
Sep 03, 2014 Celia Kennedy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This contemporary novel is a well crafted adaptation of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.

Author Megan Whitson Lee, introduces us to thirty-seven year old Landon Kingsley, a practicing lawyer in a small town in Tennessee. He has captured the affections of twenty-five year old Miss April May, the eldest daughter of an affluent family, who attends his church.

In this adaptation of Ms. Wharton's book, Ms. Lee's Christian faith plays an integral part in the evolution of the characters persona's a
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Kathleen
Sep 26, 2014 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Song From The Ashes is a compelling story about one man's struggle with the dilemma to do the right thing, when he is faced with choices in his life. Author Megan Whitson Lee weaves a wonderful modern adaptation of the classic Edith Wharton novel, The Age of Innocence.

Set in Kingston, Tennessee, the reader follows the riveting story of thirty-seven year old attorney Landon Kingsley, who marries twenty-five year old April May. It is a marriage that is seen as ideal by their families and local tow
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J.B (Debbie)
Aug 27, 2014 J.B (Debbie) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that I was a little worried about reading this book at first given that the main characters have a strong Christian faith, which is quite important to the plot. I am not remotely religious yet I found this book a compelling read. It is in essence the story of a man who is torn between what he should do and what he wants to do. A battle between the head and the heart. A story of desire, betrayal and guilt.

Landon, the main character in the book has finally turned his life around.
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Hannah Ward
Aug 14, 2014 Hannah Ward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a story that I found really engrossing. I think many people can relate to the Landon and April storyline, whether he should stay with his wife or leave her for her cousin, I think it is an issue that Megan has researched well. Megan also covers the heart-wrenching part in the book when they have a baby who has a genetic condition called Trisomy 18, I had never heard of this condition before reading this book and really want people to read it and become aware of it and try to understand ...more
Stephanie Faris
Jun 16, 2015 Stephanie Faris rated it it was amazing
Song from the Ashes tells the story of a man who is torn between the woman he feels obligated to marry and the woman who has captured his heart. It has a Christian undertone to it, which makes the main character's struggle all the more compelling. The characters and their stories are so realistic, you'll feel like you know them.
Peggy
Sep 18, 2014 Peggy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Well worth the read! A twist in this book that you may not see coming. A book you don't want to miss out on! Well written, easy to follow and will keep you interested from the start!
Polly
Aug 04, 2014 Polly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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April and Landon’s relationship comes into question in Song from the Ashes by Megan Whitson Lee. Landon is engaged to April the woman of his dreams. April is a woman of God, believes in family and truly loves Landon. As a lawyer, Landon knows he will be able to provide for his soon to be wife. However, when April’s cousin, Ella comes into town she brings confusion with her.

Ella Casey left her hometown to pursue her music career. The industry had its good and bad and now Ella returns home in nee
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Megan Whitson Lee grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee, before moving to Northern Virginia at the age of thirteen. She studied music and vocal performance and earned a Bachelor in Music before hearing ancestral voices calling her to England. In London, Megan interned as a literary assistant for Soho Theatre Company and worked odd jobs through a temp agency before returning to America where she received ...more
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