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The Songbird's Call

(The Songbirds of Darling Bay #2)

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From international bestseller Rachael Herron, comes a book too delightful to put down:  
 
Once Adele, Molly and Lana were The Darling Songbirds, a world-famous country band. Now they're just three sisters who barely speak. But that's about to change. 
 
Middle sister Molly arrives in town, and is immediately drawn to the neglected little café where she worked as a teenage
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Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published August 29th 2016 by HGA Publishing
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Wendy'sThoughts
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Rachel Herron Fans, Romance
4.5 Discovering Your Own Anthem Stars
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It is so easy for us to hear things and immediately assume they mean something not intended....We have these loops of insults playing in our head from childhood and even as we mature... the conditioning of the past can cause false reactions in the present. It is a hard pattern to break and all of the painful, hurt feelings are not without cause...It just complicates things when someone new may be trying to compliment and it is taken as a cut.

This
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Cherry
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
4.5 stars
I've read quite a few of Rachael's books (I especially loved the Cypress Hollow Yarn series) and she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors - there is a warmth and depth to her writing which is really drawing me in. This story was no different. I like the relationships and communities that Rachael builds in her various series, and I loved the way the setting in this book in particular was like a character in itself. I admired Molly the heroine, I thought her strength was portrayed
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Janine
Oct 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was ok but I didn't love it.
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Jennifer
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland

4.5 stars

The Songbird's Call was such a beautiful read. It has been a while since I read this author, but now I am thinking what took me so long to read the rest of her work? This story was simply fantastic and wrapped me up in the warm fuzzies that I love so much. It was almost Laura Florand like while reading. It is like the author spirited me off to a magical land where everything is so beautiful I can't help but be totally in awe of the sto
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BookwormishMe
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an early release copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first book I’ve read of the Songbird series (there is a book one.) I have read the Cypress Hollow series. What can I say? I love Rachael Herron’s books. I am not a huge “romance” reader, but her books focus on more than just romance. Rachael writes in a way that challenges you, as the reader, to put the book down. I end up reading far past when I should, often falling asleep while still trying to get thro
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Sarah
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So...I am a HUGE fan of Rachael Herron. I adore her Cypress Hollow series and Splinters of Light left me a weepy mess (in the best possible way). When I had the opportunity to read The Songbird's Call, I was incredibly interested. Former country music stars - check. Family group - check. Interpersonal family issues - check. Small town living AND a sheriff hero - double check. I'm only sad that I didn't read book 1 first (a problem that I will soon correct).

In book 2, we follow Molly, the middle
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Karen G
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest for review.

I hadn't read the first book of this series when I read this one, but it wasn't necessary for me to thoroughly love Molly's story. There are so many layers to her story, from the relationship between the sisters, their musical history, their breakup and separation with different careers...it kept me engaged and wanting to know more. Add in the beautiful imagery and descriptions of Darling Bay...well, I want to
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Anna
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, kindle, romance
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have a major problem with Rachael's books, I always end up at 2am fighting to keep my eyes open wanting desperately to know what is going to happen next whilst not wanting the book to end... Her characters are always realistic, they have issues and brains and they talk to each other, which is something that tends to be sorely lacking in a lot of romance books. You end up rooting for the people to do well, to feel better and not j
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WB
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Songbird's Call by Rachael Herron 4.5 Stars is a really enjoyable read.
Read today you won't be disappointed.
Sarah
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

I loved this book so much! It was so much more than just a contemporary romance novel, there were some very serious issues being dealt with in here.

Molly, the middle sister has been in the spotlight and as such dealt with fat shaming by the media. That is a hot button issue now and I'm glad it was addressed in this book.

The bigger issue was domestic abuse, it features quite heavily in this story; but it was done well. It made me sad and angry and wanting to help. I got teary eyed a few
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Carrie
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
After being introduced to Molly as a side character in the first book, I wanted to see what her story was - it felt like she had one to tell. Cute continuation of the Darling Songbirds story which hits on some heavier topics in an interesting way.

**Extra props to the author - the author is a San Francisco Bay Area resident and I totally appreciate her using local reference spots, naming the right freeways, and quoting the correct travel times to get to her fictional Darling Bay ; The number of
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Pat Christie
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Second book of the series

Middle sister with low self esteems comes home to visit but is drawn to the cafe she loved as a child. She meets the sheriff while rebuilding the cafe. They have a rocky start but find a way to love
Fyre
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Lee
In their youth, the Darling sisters were a country music act, but a few years have now passed and times have changed.

While Adele, the eldest, is running a bar their uncle once owned, Molly, the middle sister, arrives back in town after working and living on a cruise ship for several years. Molly is penniless (of course, cliche #253), having been manipulated out of her savings by her ex-boyfriend. Not only did he con her for her money, but he also verbally/mentally abused her for a long time. Ad
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Annette
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let’s face it, when you pick up one of Rachael Herron’s romances to read, you’re not really looking for high brow literature. Her romances are formulaic: girl meets boy, they seem somewhat mis-matched, but fall in love, some event or misunderstanding causes them to break up, but in the end they get back together and all is well. The end. The difference is that Rachael Herron’s characters are real and engaging, so despite the stock formula, her books are very enjoyable, satisfying reads.

Her lates
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Kate
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rachael Herron’s books are a delight to read, and The Songbird’s Call didn’t disappoint. Even without having read the first book in the series, it was easy to pick up on the existing storyline and characters- there were only a few times where it seemed to me there was a character’s backstory I might be missing. Rather than detracting from The Songbird’s Call, these few instances merely encouraged me to read The Darling Songbirds.
The story itself is about a small town, and three sisters who once
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T. Rosado
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing

4.5 STARS!!

I have some of Rachael Herron's enjoyable women's fiction and Cypress Hollow books, but this is my first venture into Darling Bay. Now, I'm diving head first into all the series surrounding this fabulous world that Darling Bay offers. The Songbird's Call is the second in the Songbirds of Darling Bay series, but reads beautifully as a stand-alone.

Molly is the middle sister and voice of the now defunct Darling Songbirds. After the death of their parents, the trio went their separate wa
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A Reader's Heaven
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
(I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)

Once Adele, Molly and Lana were The Darling Songbirds, a world-famous country band. Now they're just three sisters who barely speak. But that's about to change.
Middle sister Molly arrives in town, and is immediately drawn to the neglected little café where she worked as a teenager. Could she dare to bring it back to life? As lead singer, Molly had always been the voice of the band. But caught between controlli
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Jessica H
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'll be the first to admit that contemporary romance isn't my usual go-to when it comes to book choices. However, there is something so warm and inviting about Rachael Herron's writing that I can't help but read her books. Her latest release, The Songbird's Call, is no exception to this rule.

Set in the sleepy coastal town of Darling Bay, the plot focuses on Molly Darling, the middle sister of the now-defunct band The Darling Songbirds, and her return to the town years after the rise and fall of
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Jeannie Zelos
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was ok

The Songbird's Call, by Rachael Herron

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance.women's fiction

I've never read any of Rachael's novels, but they seemed to be stand alone so even though I missed book one I thought I'd be ok with this.
From the point of view of book two when I'd not read book one it was fine. I could follow the backstory, guess where there are spaces, and that wasn't an issue. I just found it hard to actually drum up interest in Molly or Colin.
 
I started a couple of ti
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Wendy
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
* I was given an advanced copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review *

I absolutely loved this book.

Molly Darling returns to her only real home ,"Darling Bay“after 6 years working on cruise ships to visit her eldest sister Adele, whom she has not seen since their famous family band,"The Darling Sisters' split up.

Having hit rock bottom with her job and her love life Molly decides to extend her stay in Darling Bay and fix up the Golden Spike Cafe that she was left as an inheri
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Melissa
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
In this genre the formula is usually the same; 1) girl meets love interest, 2) conflict arises leading to an uncertainty of the future, and then 3) reconciliation. Dispersed among these elements are scenes of love-making to various degrees (in my opinion the more the better).

The newest novel by Rachael Herron follows the same format as most, but it isn't the formula that keeps you turning the page –it’s the characters and their depth. This is most true with the main character, Molly. Molly has h
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Zhantao
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a fun, heartwarming story! To declare my biases up front, I receive a copy of this book for review (hence the early reading dates), and I have loved everything that Rachael Herron has written so far. I've read all of her books, both as herself and as Lila Ashe, and I have loved every one of them. She creates quirky and fun characters, strong female protagonists who are not afraid to make mistakes, and this book joins in good company books such as How to Knit A Love Song, and On the Market. ...more
Emily Lind
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After starting this book, I had to go back and read the first book in this series, The Darling Songbirds, before going on with this one. While Molly Darling's story would have stood well on its own, I'm still glad I read Adele's story first. Herron is building a lovely but truthful picture of small-town life while also telling the stories of the individual characters each book focuses on.

After her sister countr
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Shannon
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
First off, I received a preview version of this book in exchange for my honest review.

The Songbird's Call is the second in The Songbirds of Darling Bay series. Book 2 follows middle sister Molly Darling as she returns to her father's hometown of Darling Bay, unsure of what to do with her life after leaving her job as a nutritionist on a cruise ship. She takes on the challenge of renovating and reopening her late Uncle Hugh's cafe. As she fixes up the cafe, Molly rediscovers her voice and confid
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Liz
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a digital copy of this book from the author to review. This was my first trip to Darling Bay, and I liked that I didn't need read the first book in the series to enjoy this one (but I do want to read it now).

Rachael Herron's characters have a depth to them that makes them easy and enjoyable to read. The supporting cast feel like they're not just there to move the plot along, and even the third tier characters (the ones there just to add a bit of color around the edge) feel like real,
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Kim
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

I'm a fan of Rachael Herron and was eager to read her latest book. I started reading it and enjoyed it so much that I had to ration myself because I didn't want it to end! I hadn't read the first book in the series (don't know how I missed that - I'm reading that one next). This book can be read as a standalone. I finished reading it yesterda
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Kate
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

What can I say, I love Rachael Herron's romances. They are light, easy reads that are meticulously written. Herron writes male characters that are human and relatable, unlike many romance authors. They love, hate, laugh and make mistakes all while treating women with respect. This shouldn't be as difficult to find in romance as it often is. Her female characters are similarly human and dimensional. There are no one n
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Cheryl Hilten
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Songbird’s Call is a sweet, refreshing romance novel. I love the sisters Molly and Adele. Molly, the main character, is determined to rebuild her life in Darling Bay. She falls for the town sheriff Colin, and they work their way into a romantic, and sexy love story.

This is a stand alone novel, but don’t skip reading Rachael’s first book in this series; The Darling Songbirds. I hope to visit these sisters again in another Darling Bay Songbird novel.

This book makes me think about some of the
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