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A Melody for James

(Song of Suspense #1)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  394 ratings  ·  90 reviews
Solitary strangers meet during a stormy stopover. Hours later, their hearts hum a harmonious duet. Melody Mason has the hottest female voice in the country music scene. But the cheers of throngs of adoring fans mean little in the absence of the handsome stranger who rescued her years before. Widower James Montgomery has never forgotten her. He prays God can bring her back. ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published June 15th 2013 by Olivia Kimbrell Press
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Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book has affected me on so many levels. I am so moved by it that I don't know where to begin this review. Me, who is usually never stuck for words! To say I'm stunned is an understatement. Friends, brothers and sisters, I never say I'm stunned by a book. Never. But I'm saying it now.

This is as taut a thriller as ever I've read. It's hard hitting and doesn't flinch from the bad stuff. Like any contemporary thriller, it's full of surprises. Explosions, bombs, bullets, missed connections, it's
Jul 24, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book was AMAZING. The absolute worst part of the book was when I flipped the last page over and realized that there wasn't any more to read. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and I couldn't read it fast enough. Every single one of Hallee's books suck you into her world and take you on a wild ride. Waiting for the next book to come out will be complete torture, so I guess I'll just have to read this one several more times between now and then. I won't give too much away, but I wi ...more
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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If you have had a rough childhood and even adult life has dealt you a number of hard blows that you did not understand, it is easy to see how one can have either no faith or loose your faith in God.

But I also do know that it takes time for the reasoning behind God's actions to become clear to us, in order to understand why He wanted us in a certain place at a certain time with a certain person. And when those reasons shine clear, it is the only light we need to find our way back home.

The newest
Michelle Morgan
Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Melody for James, Part 1 of the Song of Suspense series by Hallee Bridgeman
Melody Mason was all set to marry Richard but broke it off the day of the wedding. After her solo honeymoon, she meets James Montgomery a recent widow by chance in the airport. They hit it off and spend the day together. They have plans to meet again but a tragedy keeps them apart. For the past four years James has been on her heart and he has thought of her often, wondering what happen. By chance they meet again at the
Sep 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Although this novel has the same sweet, sensitive and understanding male character, readers should not confuse this series of suspense novels with Hallee's Jewel Trilogy. I love an author who is able to cross genres, especially from sweet romance to intense intrigue and Hallee does an exceptional job! From the first page where we are given a glimpse into James' wife Angela and the exhilaration she brought to their marriage, I was thrust into adrenaline action. This continues right until the last ...more
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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The hardest part of reading this book was when I had to put it down! These characters seem like real people. I love how Hallee Bridgeman allows her characters to be Christian and still be flawed and make mistakes. I especially liked how Melody struggled with her faith after an extremely traumatic experience but ultimately found her way back to God.
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book Review and Giveway: A Melody for James (Christian Romance Suspense) (Song of Suspense)
A Melody for James is a great romantic suspense read where faith and real life connect #christian #fiction

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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Solitary strangers meet during a sto
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This is a wonderful romantic suspense novel, Halle Bridgeman is an amazing Christian author and had outdone herself this time.

We start the book with recent widower James and Melody, who on her wedding day discovers her fiancée was cheating on her, meeting while returning from trips. They have an instant connection, then Melody is savagely attacked, James can't get in contact with her. They go separate ways. Now, fast forward 4 years where they meet again and viola the fun begins.

This is a story
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Having read and loved Hallee Bridgeman's Jewel Anthology, I was excited but slightly hesitant when I heard she was soon to publish a Christian Suspense novel. I was thrilled to discover that Hallee Bridgeman does not disappoint with her latest book, A Melody for James.

Melody and James meet under less than desirable circumstances but feel an instant connection. Tragedy strikes and a series of head-shaking circumstances keep them apart for the next 4 years. When they finally reconnect, they find t
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the fully-developed characters in this book and the intricacies of their interactions, but what made this 5 star for me was the suspense. Suspense is my preferred genre, and this served up lots of chilling plot twists and unrelenting tension. The good guys are attacked repeatedly and must defend themselves from unknown threats for unknown reasons. The author creates this sense of menace and terror and of being a helpless pawn in a struggle against evil for ...more
Kathy Ohanlon
Do you love suspense stories and want to read a book with a love story and a wholesome message that keeps you interested?
Have you ever had a chance meeting that you knew God orchestrated? Then, later looked back and realize that experience changed the way your life was going? The characters in this book have that very experience. Did God bring them together to heal or will the circumstances of live prevent that?
A suspenseful book that will keep your turning the pages and in awe of how God work
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book as a book club leader. Oh how I want to use it for that. Since my group relies on the library I may not be able to, but want to consider it.
Melody and James have a chance meeting in an airport, exchanging only first names. They plan to meet for dinner, but things happen that keep them apart for four years. As the story progresses we find there are many things that connect them in ways they couldn't imagine. We encounter honorable people and also people who aren't w
Donna Mcginnis
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read one other book by Hallee Bridgeman and loved it. A Melody for James did not disappoint me. It Was great. Loved the Characters and how they met each other. I honestly did not want to put the book down and read it in about two days. A story of tragedy, a reconnecting of two people that only God could have accomplished. A story of Faith and love. Full of mystery and suspense. Recommend this book to everyone. Well written. Plan to read more of Hallee's books.

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Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is the first book I have read by Hallee Bridgeman and it is one of the best books that I have read all year. This story had me hooked from the first to the last page and the characters are still dancing around in my head. I did not James and Melody story to end and there aren't enough words to express how awesome this book is, so I urge my fellow readers please get a copy of A Melody for James and you will not be disappointed. ...more
Amber Bryant
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was sucked into the suspense of this novel from page one, and ended up staying up until 4 am to finish it! I'll admit that at first I was irritated by the jumps in time, but Bridgeman came through and successfully bridged the gaps in time. This book is a perfect weave of suspense and romance and Christian message. I fell in love with both of the main characters. I'm glad a friend recommended this book to me, and I've already recommended it to others! ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Fantastic book! I don't usually read suspense books, but this was amazing!! I loved every page and was sad to have read it so quickly...can't wait for the next one! ...more
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I didn't think Hallee could bring us an even better book than The Jewel Trilogy but she pulled it off with A Melody for James. A must read. I can't wait for the next book. ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, suspense
As one who has played piano since I was 4 years old, the title alone caught my eye. Behind the cover is an incredible story of intrigue, romance and lots of music. Melody is an incredible composer of music with lyrics - all written on whatever scrap piece of paper is handy. James is a brilliant mind in the field of computer software. Between labs exploding, people being shot, kidnapping and more, the reader is left breathless at times, wondering if the heroine and her hero will even survive! A v ...more
Diana Montgomery
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Melody for James
By Hallee Bridgeman

I have so enjoyed all the books that Hallee has written. I like it that they are Christian backed, Great clean books.
Melody of James is based to me on love and faith and trust. A girls dream is to find Mr. Right. Wedding all set then find out he is having affairs. That would make a girl be careful on finding another guy. There is a guy that comes into the story, James is a widow wife had been murdered. He has his eyes on Melody. This book will keep you on edge
Diane Higgins
Jan 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book had me hooked from the first sentence. I love the way Hallee Bridgeman interwined all the characters. Melody Mason is a dynamic country singer. James Montgomery is an extremely intelligent guru. It is so neat the way Melody and James’ life come together. This book has romance and suspense in it. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone! I received this book from bookfun for my honest opinion.
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful suspense novel full of twists and romance!

I had heard of Hallee Bridgeman's books but hadn't read any of them, so when I got the chance to read and review A Melody For James, a suspense book, I jumped at it. Suspense/Mystery is one of my absolute favorite genres and I do have, well, standards I suppose. A Melody For James met those standards and exceeded them! I never quite know what to expect when I read a new-to-me author, usually I enjoy the book, and this time was no exceptio
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
"A Melody for James" is the first in Hallee Bridgeman's new series Song of Suspense. It is also the first book that I have read by this author. I look forward to reading more in this series. "A Melody for James" was a great beginning for the series.

Melody Mason is an heiress. On the day of her wedding, she finds her fiancé sharing his apartment with another woman. She leaves him at the alter and goes to England in order to decide what to do next. Upon returning she finds herself intrigued by a m
A.C. Cuddy
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Solitary strangers meet during a stormy stopover. Hours later, their hearts hum a harmonious duet.

Melody Mason has the hottest female voice in the country music scene. But the cheers of throngs of adoring fans mean little in the absence of the handsome stranger who rescued her years before. Widower James Montgomery has never forgotten her. He prays God can bring her back.

Incredible events finally bring them face to face again. Together at last, they realize the bond between them has miraculou
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed this book. It is packed with loss, love, danger, excitement, sinister plots, exhilarating success…the list goes on and on. It is the story of two people who have both experienced loss and pain in their lives. Melody experienced a huge betrayal and James lost his wife, Angela, to a murderer. Is it possible for there to be a happily ever after for Melody and James?

There is just so much to this story that it is hard to write a review that re
Debora Wilder
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Captivating suspense!

I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

James Montgomery while still mourning the murder of his beloved wife has a chance meeting with beautiful Melody Mason. She is also dealing with her own grief at the time. As he saves her from a troubling situation they both feel an unexpected connection. Before they can see each other again disaster strikes and they lose contact with each other.

Years later incredible events f
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of Hallee's Jewel Trilogy, I was excited to have a chance to read another genre, to see how it would be. Awesome!

The story opens with Angela, wife of James, working in her lab on a breakthrough, which they arrive at and then Boom! Intruders, guns, computers disintegrating, and an explosion with many lives lost. For years this crime goes unsolved.

Meanwhile, Melody, on her wedding day walks in on her fiancee with another women, and leaves for her honeymoon alone.

There is a chance meeting,
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Suspense is not my favorite genre. I don’t read it often as I prefer to relax while I read with a lighthearted romance. Being on the edge of my seat over a suspenseful story is not relaxing. That said, I absolutely LOVED ‘A Melody for James’. This series by Hallee Bridgeman may break me of my “not-so-favorite-genre syndrome. Not only was I in suspense from the very first chapter but the sweet romance between James and Melody held me riveted. This is my favorite Hallee Bridgeman book yet and that ...more
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A Melody for James was great! This is the first of Hallee Bridgeman’s books that I’ve read and I loved it. As a worldwide adored country music singer/performer, Melody Mason is loved by everyone she encounters…except for the psychopath who wants to kill her. James Montgomery is a brilliant man who is working on a billion dollar project. But when his wife and project are attacked, he falls into a downward spiral of depression.

Melody and James cross paths accidently and the unexpected happens. Bu
Becky Lewis
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Terrific romantic suspense with great Christian substance.

A "chance" meeting brings together jilted heiress Melody Mason and recent widower James Montgomery. Although an emotional connection is quickly established, life throws a curve ball and the two lose touch for four years. A wedding brings them together again, and the original feelings resurface. However, Melody is now famous and is fleeing a deranged enemy, while James's ultra-tech, high-security only company has developed a mole. Melody a
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With nearly a million book sales, Hallee Bridgeman is a best-selling Christian author who writes action-packed romantic suspense focusing on realistic characters who face real-world problems. Her work has been described as everything from refreshing to heart-stopping exciting and edgy.

An Army brat turned Floridian, Hallee finally settled in central Kentucky with her family so that she could enjoy

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