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“It’s more than music: it’s light. It’s love. It’s life.”

Laura and Niall Logan, children of a brilliant musician, have gifts of their own. Laura, first-born, child prodigy violinist suffers from emotional problems that haunt her well into adulthood. Niall, talented singer-song writer, is tormented by bouts of bipolar disorder. Supported by the people they love and the pow
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Published July 12th 2016 by CreateSpace
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Ken Vc
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jamie's Children is beautifully written and moving, flowing like a well orchestrated symphony with complex interludes and counter melodies. But it's the character development that really makes the story engaging and causes you to keep turning the pages. Jordan has a nack for getting inside her characters and making them come alive. Her vivid descriptions of Niall's manic-depressive episodes drew me in to his character and showed me another side of this disorder. The love scenes between Laura and ...more
Billy McLaughlin
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is powerful material. I couldn't put it down. I was given an ARC for a review and I could only honestly say WOW!

The story opens as the musically talented son of a well known opera singer crashes under the weight of a debilitating mental health disorder. What follows is a powerful story about the dynamics of an emotionally unbalanced family and the power that music holds over them.

One of the things that really impressed me was the way the music found its way into the story and yet I found my
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Nathaniel Taylor
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jamie’s Children is a marvelous story of love, loss, adventure, and hope in which author Susan Moore Jordan paints a diverse cast of nuanced, relatable, and real characters. I came to love Niall and Laura — Jamie’s Children — within the first few chapters as they wrestled with a search for meaning in their lives.

While I would recommend this book to anyone, it is perfect for those with a love of music. Jordan’s ability to convey the subtleties of classical violin and piano, as well as contemporar
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Araminta
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Powerful book about 2 children. Both musically talented in different ways. The son suffers from bi-polar and the daughter from emotional problems. The father well known in his musical field, the mother very intelligent. The story tells of the highs and lows of this family struggling to overcome their problems, The boys struggle with alcohol etc. the love and the support they give each other. Their struggle to come out the other side. Emotional. Powerful. The book itself keeps you reading. I can' ...more
Evels
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bipolar disorder is a disease not fully understood by people who do not have it or know someone who suffers from this disease. In Jamie's Children we get to experience the highs and lows that Niall goes through in a very real way. But this story is not just about a disease but about a loving family supporting Niall in his struggles. The music theme throughout the tale is nicely woven into the touching love story and is a central part of the narrative. I enjoyed this story very much written by a ...more
Beth Faulstick
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Sahar Abdulaziz
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“The music was paramount; always serve the muse.” –Jamie’s Children, Susan Moore Jordan

For many, music can represent so much more than a mere cacophony of sounds. For them, music is the heartbeat of life, the air in breath, and the illuminating light in vision. The melodic blending of sensations and sounds all touching the soul in so many ways that they can either mend the broken or sear the compromised. Author Susan Moore Jordan, in her latest novel, Jamie’s Children does just that. She seamle
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After a lifetime as a musician--performer, teacher, musical theater director--Susan Moore Jordan wrote and published her first novel in 2013 at the age of seventy-five, and she hasn't stopped since.
Her first novel,How I Grew Up, was released in 2013. Two additional novels followed: Eli's Heart in 2014 and You Are My Song in 2015, completing "The Carousel Trilogy." A fourth novel, Jamie's Children
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