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David's Song

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Taken from the book cover: Annie only ever really loved two men in her life. One broke her heart, the other married her. Four children and fifteen years later, Annie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Money is tight and her husband questions the very foundation of their relationship. When Annie is unexpectedly given the opportunity to see the young man who broke her heart — a man ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 15th 2013 by Author House (first published November 23rd 2010)
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
I'm not really sure exactly what to say about this book or how to say it. I'm sort of at a loss. I talked to my husband about this book after I read it because I was feeling so out of sorts.

This book definitely evokes emotions. I felt for Annie but mostly I felt guilty for Annie. She didn't seem to feel much of that for herself, but I sure did. I felt guilty and disloyal and dirty even. On her behalf.

I think all marriages have rough patches. It's working through those that makes you stronger.
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Inga
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
My review:

David's Song is a book about marriage, choices, lost love, pain, happiness, cheating, finding your path. It was well written and definitely thought awakening.

The story takes you into a fifteen years old marriage. Annie, who is the heroine in this wonderful contemporary romance, is having some severe issues in her marriage with Jeremy. When she is going to a college reunion, she meets with David Andrews - a man whom she loved and who broke her heart. Since Annie's marriage is on a low
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Laurie Carlson
This book pulled me in from the very beginning. This story was amazing! I was glued to the page! The story flowed very well, and I enjoyed it immensely. The book is written beautifully and extremely well written.
Annie is not happy with her marriage to Jeremy, and it just so happens she is headed off to Las Vegas with her girlfriends for a week long vacation. One of the nights they will be there they will be seeing a pianist by the name of David, which takes her back to her college days at BYU (B
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Ruth Hill
Apr 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, romance
What an unbelievable romance! I loved it from the beginning through the very end, and I know I just have to read the next book in the series! I honestly don't know where to start except to say that while contemporary romances don't usually resonate with me, this one does. It is an LDS fiction book, but don't let that put you off. It is is never preachy. There are no sex scenes, and there is only one minor "swear" word. Morals are stressed throughout, and I honestly was not certain how the book w ...more
Elizabeth
Apr 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great book to read on vacation: not too heavy, but still gets you thinking about interesting things---particularly issues involving choices and consequences.

I liked the way the story flowed.
I liked the way the timeline was handled.
I liked the fact that even though the reader knows a good deal about Annie's choices in college after the very first page, the backstory is not unnecessary or boring. It is intriguing to find out how everything happened.
I liked that no one was made the vi
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Jody
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was different than a lot of "love stories", it was more realistic than fantasy which was a nice change. Sometimes I felt that Annie was being a real *itch to her husband; but it is the way people act in real life instead of characters in a book. Her "dream man" was such a momma's boy and even though he was a gorgeous celebrity and I wanted to root for him, I felt that her husband was a better choice.

This is the first of a trilogy, but it ended in a way that didn't leave you hanging, w
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Jennifer Lea
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I am generally a big fan of fantasy, science fiction, horror and psychological thrillers, so you can imagine I was sceptical to try something so out of my domain. I won this book in the 'giveaways' and guess what, I loved it. I loved the memoir vs. reality feel and the whole possibility of second chances and what I would do if I were in the same situation. The characters were so real and the story so poignant, I would truly recommend this read. I can't say I would have handled it any better than ...more
Tracy
Jan 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great read! Not just your typical "romance" novel. It was believable and kept you wondering what choice Annie would make. The characters seemed genuine and you could really sympathize with them. I think a lot of us wonder what would happen if we had a "second chance" with our first love. Unlike many of us, Annie had the chance to face the man that broke her heart and work through it. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book!
Jill
Feb 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
What a great read! Sucked me in from the first page, and I found that it held my interest so well I couldn't put it down. Not many books out there I can say that about. The story is believable and intriguing enough to want to find out what happens next.
Patricia
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book from the beginning!!! Something very refreshing! And gives you a lot to think about when you read it! :)
Pattisue
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found David’s Song to be an interesting exploration of good vs. evil, wisdom vs. temptation. As a college student, Annie Stevens is regularly comparing herself to others and falling short. Her lack of confidence in herself, her husband, her marriage, and his love for her overshadow the happiness she could be enjoying in her life. She falls into the trap of appearances versus reality. She is blinded by the sparkle and glamour of David Andrews. Is she in love with the man or the memory? This gol ...more
Amber Jones
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Oh my lordy this is one powerful novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat.This author writes these characters so strongly that you get attached and their emotions take you over. I kept crying all throughout this emotional book.

I just loved it.

Annie what a lovely character. So much like myself in her demeaner and personality and this she goes through with family, men and her work. I could definitely relate to her character.

David oh David. This is one of those guys you want to hate but hes so
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Nydia Burdick
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in return for a review. I don't normally read a lot of romances, but I needed a change of pace so I agreed to read this one. Glad I did it's somewhat of a morality tale about temptation. Annie, the main character, is having difficulties with her marriage. While on vacation in Vegas she runs into her college heart throb who is now a famous singer/songwriter. She is sorely tempted to escape her marriage and go with David. This is well written and enjoyable. I was a little off ...more
Nicole
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Annie goes on a week's retreat with a couple of friends to get away from it all - the four kids, the marriage that seems to be going down the tubes, and the arguing. What she doesn't expect to find on her retreat is the past love that left her. As a reader, there is a lot of background information filled in with Annie's past. Who will she ultimately end up with?

I found the writing to be strong in regards to the characters and their personalities. I could really relate to Annie and what she was e
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Nicki
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh how cool! A chance to spend time with the one that got away! First we get the college experience then the revisit. I think the majority of adults have a "one that got away" story. I like that the college experience is realistic in the time management and still trying to have a social life. The dance competition is a nice backdrop to seeing the development of a relationship. Then to meet again 15 years later is an amazing chance to look at what could have been versus what life has become.

I th
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Kathy
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was well written with likable characters. I liked the fact that it started with present day and then was a lot of memories and reflections, bringing it back to present day.

***Spoiler alert** However, I really hated some of Annie’s decisions. I think some of her choices were betraying Jeremy and their family. I’m glad it ended well but some of it was hard for me to relate to. (That could be because I have been married to the same man for almost 43 years.
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Raina
Oct 28, 2017 rated it liked it
An interesting read. A teacher takes a trip to Las Vegas with her friends only to run into her lost love from college. After hanging out with him she begins to question her life. It was fun to read in the beginning but by the end I was getting tired of the predictable events. I enjoyed the flashback parts, but the current times left me wishing for something different. I received a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
Emily F
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
The extended flashback style was hard to get through. I ended up skipping past it to the present day. I don't quite understand why part of it took place at BYU if the LDS standards didn't even factor in at all. I thought the resolution was good, probably my favorite part of the book. It was an okay debut, just didn't jive with me.
Pascale
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What could have been...

Aww, this was a GREAT story! I found it completely realistic and plausible. For a while, I found the story was dragging a bit but then it picked up again and I found the ending very satisfying. This was a new author for me and I truly enjoyed reading this book. I would definitely read more work by this author. Highly recommended. This is a clean, stand-alone romance.
Shauna
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm not sure how I felt about this story, definitely not my opinion of a romance. Quite truthfully, most of the characters seemed immature and acted accordingly. I didn't like David at all, so maybe that was my problem. Annie had issues, but I felt like she should have tried to communicate better and be honest with her husband. Yes, life is complicated and not easy, and I'll be the first to admit that there are challenges, but put a little effort into the trying. She didn't act like a true frien ...more
Shannon
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: related, kindle
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Stefany
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Find my full review here: http://www.tobethode.com/2013/05/book... Below is taken from that post...

This is the first in the books I mentioned yesterday that deal with a troubled marriage. Where yesterday’s book I could not relate to, sadly I was able to relate to David’s Song and the trouble between Annie and Jeremy. Fighting over money and fighting just to fight are both issues that this couple face. Set out on a trip she feels guilty for going on (due to finances), Annie struggles with her emo
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Kathleen
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
After fifteen years of marriage Annie and Jeremy are having serious problems in their marriage. Annie heads off to Las Vegas for a week long BYU college reunion with her girlfriends. While at the hotel, Annie runs into David Andrews, her ex-college boyfriend who broke her heart. David is now a famous pianist, whose concert they will be attending while in Vegas. Seeing David after fifteen years stirs up old emotional feelings in Annie, leaving her with two choices to consider: whether to stay in ...more
Katie W
Feb 19, 2013 rated it liked it
I felt very torn with the one. The reader begins the story with where Annie is, but then goes back to fill the gaps in and I love the way the story shows the reader just how Annie came to love two men. The story flows in a very natural way and is told in a way to really draw on a reader's emotions. Unfortunately, I didn't like some of the emotions that I felt, but they were real.

In college, Annie fell for a David, a man way out of her league. David is very charming and every girl on campus seems
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Cami
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
I'll start by saying I don't normally read fiction, let alone romance (This is a clean romance, by the way), so that's why I am only giving it 3 stars. It was enjoyable and I didn't NOT like it, but it's not really my thing. The characters are very believable and I absolutely adored the descriptions of life at BYU--it is exactly what my experience was like there! It was so fun to go back to those days with this novel and relive all the quirky things that make up a BYU student experience--taking ...more
Barb
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Christina M Condy
This book begins with Annie who is going on a ladies only holiday. She is having trouble in her marriage to Jeremy. While on Holiday, she meets up with her first love. I won't go into any details about what happens at all. But I will say that this book shows real life in a manner that is both entertaining and enlightening.

The book leaves no one neutral because you as the reader will find yourself picking sides. I won't say whose side I choose in any of the battles royal. This book made me think
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Tami
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Haven't received yet, just received notice I had won! 3/31/11
Received yesterday, have a few to get to before but hope to start soon 4/11/11
Started yesterday, so far so good. 4/18/11

College love! Annie had esteem issued like all young women, and the story starts with her headed to Vegas to meet up with college roomates for a week away from life. She fights with her husband on the way to the airport. She rreminisces about the past and how she came to be married to Jeremy. In the story, of course,
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Margie
Mar 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I did not realize when I purchased and started reading this book that it was part of a trilogy.

This book brought out a lot of emotions for me. I felt like marriage was disposable for the characters. It was all about feelings - some times when things are rough, you must be unselfish, put feelings aside and do the work to make the relationship work. I think it was too easy for Annie to give up on her marriage. She should have been stronger, should have thought about her kids and family before pu
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TAMMY CUEVAS
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
After fifteen years of marriage, Annie is heading for a girls' getaway in Vegas, in part because her husband Jeremy believes a few days apart will be good for them. As the plane takes her to her destination, she remembers their college years when she first met Jeremy...and David.

Annie's past story is in flashbacks, told in the first person. Her conflicting feelings for two young men are a universal story known by many. Jeremy is perhaps the most sympathetic character, with David being the most c
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