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A woman discovers she is pregnant shortly after her husband leaves her. She gives birth to a little girl, Melody, and finds comfort in her music and in the friendship of a tender-hearted gynecologist.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published December 8th 2010 by Bonneville (first published December 1st 2010)
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Jaimeel
Sep 30, 2010 Jaimeel rated it it was amazing
Love it!! It's so good!!
Heather
Dec 20, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing
I recieved a copy of this book from the author for review and finished it all in one sitting. Kaylee Baldwin tackles grief, divorce, and the power of change. Meg's Melody begins as young Meg Sanders finds a note in her apartment from her husband Austin, stating no more than "I'm Sorry." His clothes are packed and gone...after eight months of marriage she is alone and left to pick up the pieces. Factor in that her pregnancy test comes back positive and her ex-husband remarried in a flash. Meg is ...more
Ranee Clark
May 18, 2013 Ranee Clark rated it really liked it
Audience: Adult (clean)
Genre: Romance, LDS Romance

Length: 256 pgs

Rating: ****

Review: Kaylee always tells me, "Show me how they connect," and she practices what she preaches. I love the build-up of Meg and Matt's friendship. I love how they unfold for each other and for us, layer by layer. I love Matt as a dad--I'm a sucker for a good dad character. It melts my heart. I love Meg's sister Missy because, I think, that might be a teensy bit me. (Although, cross my heart, I don't tell people my famil
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Marsha Ward
Jan 18, 2011 Marsha Ward rated it it was amazing
Talk about knowing how to tug on your heartstrings! Meg Sanders's short marriage has fallen apart, she's discovered she's pregnant, and she feels like she is alone in the world. She has nowhere to turn but back to her roots, and the faith that she left behind to marry. Kaylee Baldwin really knows how to put her protagonist up a tree and throw rocks at her. Meg's journey through rejection and pain and into joy and redemption is a well-crafted read, suitable for lovers of clean romance, whether th ...more
Kathryn
Oct 22, 2014 Kathryn rated it really liked it
Trials always make one reflect and build strength to endure Meg's trials help her to find her strength in family and unlikely friends.

Spoiler:
Meg sanders finds out her husband of a couple months is leaving her for another woman. Then after the divorce is final, she discovers she's pregnant and her ex has changed his number. Communication between lawyers is that he'll send $ for an abortion.
Even though she'll be a single mom, that isn't even a choice for Meg. She left the church for this man sh
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Torri Rhayne
Jul 07, 2016 Torri Rhayne rated it it was amazing
This story was SO good! I stayed up all night reading this beauty. I was so enthralled with it that I read it in a matter of hours. That’s not normal for me. I loved the theme of gaining forgiveness and strength from the Savior. I loved that music to Meg was a part of that forgiveness. That was really sweet.
I fell in love with Matt and his little girl Lilia. He was so nice and fun and she was just the cutest thing ever. Who wouldn’t want that? I also loved Meg’s sweet family and how real they we
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Trish
Apr 07, 2015 Trish rated it did not like it
Mormon romance (didn't realize that)

Widowed single dad and newly divorced single mom. Hmmm, wonder where this could go?

Just too many things that fell flat with this story, including unnecessary details. Meg goes shopping for maternity clothes. At the mall. And moans about budget. (Why didn't she hit a thrift shop or consignment store, or ask at church?) What's up with Lilia's desire to change clothes every time she splashes water on herself (this is mentioned twice, and I guess the author is try
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The Sweet Bookshelf
Jan 06, 2013 The Sweet Bookshelf rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I thought this sounded really good, but I was worried it would be too heavy for me. Maybe too dramatic or something. It wasn't. I loved it! It was all believable and actually quite beautiful. It was predictable, in a good way. I wanted it to happen. I was willing it too. And it did. I enjoyed the characters. Even with their pain and situations, I could tell what kind of people they were and I knew I wanted to get to know them better. I wanted to see good things happen for Meg and Matt. They dese ...more
Katie W
Mar 25, 2011 Katie W rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this debut novel by Kaylee Baldwin!! She did a terrific job with the characters.

Meg is a newlywed, but finds herself slapped with a divorce, only a few months after the wedding. Soon after that, she discovers that she's pregnant and faces the future as a single mom. I really liked that Meg wasn't perfect--she seemed so real to me: insecure, struggling with herself and the expectations she placed upon herself, and trying to figure out who she really is.

I loved the journey that sh
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Diana
Dec 29, 2015 Diana rated it it was amazing
I literally could not put this book down. It was just one of those books that grabbed me from page one. It's a great story about a woman who is forced to make a new start because her husband divorces her out of the blue. She learns a lot about herself and the Atonement and how it applies to her own life. It's about being true to who you really are and finding the peace we all deserve. I loved this book, even with all the emotional ups and downs it took me on. Great story-telling!
Inspired Kathy
Jan 19, 2011 Inspired Kathy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
Well done! Giveaway coming 1/20

I've been so impressed with the LDS Fiction I have read recently. There are some amazing new LDS authors and Kaylee Baldwin is one of them. This is a fabulous debut and I certainly hope we see more great things from Kaylee in the near future.

I really enjoy LDS fiction that has flawed characters that struggle with their faith. Meg's Melody has a great story that explores faith, family relationships, divorce, pregnancy, trials, love and loss without being cheesy or p
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Alicia
Feb 20, 2011 Alicia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For being a book so outside my preferred genre (I'm a non-fiction junkie) this book wasn't too bad. It wasn't miserable to read and I wasn't rolling my eyes the whole time. However, I don't believe the reason the main character gave for just up and walking away from the church after 23 years of being a faithful attendee. Just because some guy said hello to her and paid her attention? I have found that maybe that is the FINAL straw for someone, but usually they have years of doubt and fear and re ...more
Rachel
Jan 27, 2011 Rachel rated it really liked it
I read this for Kaylee two summers ago and was thrilled to get to read this again. I was eager to see the changes she made and see what kinds of things she kept the same. I was very impressed all around! Kaylee's characters are realistic, and it was fun getting to know them. I LOVE the romance in this book. Not because of all the kissing (although there's some of that too) but because of the journeys the characters take to get them to where they care for each other. It is very sweet.

So basicall
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Susan
Mar 30, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
If you find yourself in a failed marriage after only eight months, and find out you're pregnant, the only thing to do is choose an OB that is not only handsome, just moved into your ward, but is available too! Was it by coincidence that Meg meets Matthew just as she chooses to become active in church, and he happens to be the "Gospel Principles" teacher? I don't think so! Some things are just meant to be.
Maggie Fechner
Feb 22, 2011 Maggie Fechner rated it really liked it
Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin is a delightful new LDS romance novel. The book's characters are amazingly relatable; the flow is easy and quick-paced; and the conclusion is one you'll wait anxiously for on the edge of your seat.

This book pulled me in from the start. Meg seems to be left behind again and again in her life, and I think that is something we can all relate to at one point or another. She is jealous of her sister's marriage, her mother's and sister's close relationship, and everyone
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Annalisa
Apr 30, 2011 Annalisa rated it really liked it
This is a modern lds fiction that is on the Whitney Award finalist list. I found myself getting caught up in the story. It held an interesting twist with the main characters pregnancy and how her relationship developed with Matt Wilkes. I enjoyed her own self discovery of her true worth. Dr. Wilkes was a delightful love interest character with his own stage of developments to go through as well.

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It's only after her husband leaves that Meg finds out she's pregnant. Now f
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Jenn
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Jennifer
Sep 02, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lds-fiction
The fact that I couldn't put this book down and finished it in less than a week should say something. From start to finish, this book was am amazing.

I know I have mentioned this before, but I am one of those that tire of the formulated LDS novels. I often look for something a little different, and this is one of them. Kaylee Baldwin writes a unique story that still has the good feeling that you find in LDS literature, but steps away from the formula.

My copy had several questions in the back, ma
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Melody Workman
Jul 03, 2014 Melody Workman rated it it was amazing
I loved it! (And not just because my name is Melody...) It was one of the first Romance books I read. It is very sweet. I read it five times and enjoyed reading it every time.
Jamie
Aug 20, 2015 Jamie rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. From the very first page it kept me wanting to read it. I couldn't put it down and read it in two days.
Julie
Feb 05, 2014 Julie rated it liked it
I liked this book. It was a sweet story and interesting to see it from the typical point of view these stories come in a lot.
Darla
Mar 07, 2011 Darla rated it liked it
(Genre:LDS fiction/romance) Good LDS girl Meg, drifts away from her family and values while away at college and ends up marrying a nonmember. The marriage doesn't last long (he cheats on her) and this book starts with her realizing that he has left her and filed for divorce. A month later she is officially single again but then realizes that she is pregnant. Meg struggles to come to grips with her mistakes and find a way back spiritually, while dealing with the consequences of her choices.
This
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Michelle Llewellyn
May 04, 2011 Michelle Llewellyn rated it did not like it
Pixar is not just for kids their motto-"Story is King" applies to writers of ALL genres. A well written story is what makes Stephanie Meyer a rock star while the rest of us can only keep trying.
I tried to sympathize with Meg but too many details were glaringly absent starting with the characters psyche. People just don't act like this IRL. How many divorcee's in YOUR home ward wouldn't be trampling poor Meg into the ground just to get a piece of Matt or Johnny-the last two single men left on ear
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Christine Jensen
Feb 09, 2011 Christine Jensen rated it really liked it
A sweet book telling a story of love, loss, and hope in the future. Meg came home from work to find a note from her husband that simply said, "I'm sorry." And just like that her world turned upside down. A divorce, followed shortly by the discovery that she was pregnant with her ex-husband's baby, are the just beginning. Worse are her feelings of low self-worth. She gave up so much for her ex (particularly her activity in the church), and now she is climbing her way back to who she really is ins ...more
Paige
Jun 29, 2014 Paige rated it really liked it
I really liked the characters in this book. It was a sweet story about change, finding yourself and forgiveness.
Cynthia
Dec 01, 2015 Cynthia rated it it was amazing
what a way to tell a story. love it
Mary Davis
Sep 24, 2014 Mary Davis rated it really liked it
Fun read, really enjoyed it!
Jennifer Griffith
Dec 12, 2010 Jennifer Griffith rated it it was amazing
I recently read this fine book by exciting new author Kaylee Baldwin. Kaylee has drawn such real characters and made their situations full of tension and tenderness. I enjoyed the story, and sometimes I find myself wondering how those people are doing now...like they were real. It's a good, clean LDS read, and has an interesting twist: girl, pregnant, gets dumped by husband and must face pregnancy alone, but meets interesting new OB-GYN... The joy is in the journey of Meg's life.
Maralee
Jan 26, 2013 Maralee rated it liked it
2.5 stars. I wanted to like this one after reading all the gushing reviews but it fell flat for me. I think the main problem I had was not connecting with the characters--I couldn't like them enough to care about them. Meg was not that nice and her family seemed shallow. And the story seemed to follow a strict outline full of stereotypes. I felt a good story was there--it just got lost in the writing.
Heather
Mar 03, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
Shelves: lds-fiction
I was close to giving this book 4 stars, but I really wanted to see more of Meg's musical view of the world come into play. Her mother's "melody" is only mentioned once. It was a really cool and unique concept but is only touched upon once more when Matt pries it from her. This characterization was a fabulous idea and would have made the story richer, but for some reason was glossed over. Interesting plot overall.
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