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A single mother’s past catches up with her and threatens the stability of her new life with her young son in this multi-layered treatment of contemporary relationships. Disappointments are balanced with hope and grace as Ally learns to open her heart to trust God and others.
Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published May 1st 2017 by Redemption Press
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Jamie
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you enjoy women’s fiction, then definitely pick up this book. If you haven’t read much women’s fiction, then pick up this book. Not only is this a captivating story, but Jones weaves important issues throughout the novel effortlessly. Not overwhelming the reader, but drawing the reader more deeply in. And the music piece of the story? Such a reminder of how healing and beautiful music can be.

I thoroughly enjoyed every piece of the novel, from the character development, to a real life perspect
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Heather Gilbert
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Moving story that probes many deeper themes such as infertility, sex slavery, and rape, but never with a heavy hand. The title weaves like a subtle thread through the novel, working its way to a meaningful ending. I appreciated that the scenes set in Mumbai always felt genuine, as if the author is familiar with the culture/customs there. For those searching for Christian fiction that brings spiritual themes to the table, but that shows characters wrestling with real-life issues in realistic ways ...more
Brandy
Slipping into the Pacific northwestern world of Katherine Scott Jones' debut novel was effortless. From their first moments on the page, Ally and her son Jack begin to breathe and live, and they lose no time trading the normal trials of a single-parent family for something much more sinister.

I hesitate to echo what others have already said, that Her Memory of Music grapples with tough issues, but only because this is a story about characters, not issues. Owing to the author's deft hand, the stor
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Paula Hemphill
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. It's honest and raw and so hopeful. Katherine Scott Jones writes with compassionate authority about very difficult real-life issues facing the world today. The book was brilliant and fun and a beautiful journey-- as all good stories are. 10/10 highly recommend. Once you start you won't want to stop.
Heidi
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I couldn't stop thinking about these characters while I was going about my day, and eagerly anticipated my next opportunity to keep reading. That, to me, is the mark of a well-written novel. Katherine Scott Jones skillfully weaves a complex plot with a powerful redemptive message. The pacing, character development, and suspense elements send the reader on quite a journey as the sinister antagonist strives to carry out his dangerous plans. Really enjoyed this, and I look forward to more from this ...more
Kim Galgano
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Unlike my non-fiction propensity, this fiction is the perfect combination of mystery, romance, and sensitive intricacies over difficult, real-life issues. Where my writing might require a journal and the difficult task of goal setting (which, let's face it, feels tiring), Her Memory of Music propels you toward a cozy blanket on a slow-paced afternoon (because you won't want to put the book down). Having said that, what Her Memory of Music, and The Chance to Choose have in common is our universal ...more
Dan Salerno
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Katherine Scott Jones' Her Memory of Music is like a perfect recipe.

The plotline includes a burned out human trafficking investigator, an equally harried single mom on the run from an abusive relationship, and a married couple made up of a spouse on the verge of a career change while both are dealing with the pain of infertility.

Wow! It's a lot to juggle but Jones does it very well. Especially considering this is her first novel.

The fact that all of the action takes place within a faith-based fr
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Paula Scott
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This debut novel is beautifully writtten and takes the reader on an important journey of both heart and mind. Ally is a determined single mom learning to trust God as her past and future collide in a series of events that rock her world and endanger her young son. Part mystery, part romance, with stunning social issues exposed and deftly explored, this novel is a real page-turner. Sleek and lyrical, yet expertly layered, Katherine Scott Jones weaves a compelling, fast-paced story you won't soon ...more
John Hicks
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mystery, intrigue, suspense, romance - this book has it all! It captured my attention from the first few pages and held it to the end. Many layers intertwine, and hard issues are addressed in a compelling and satisfying way. You don’t want to miss reading this book.
Kirsetin
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Her Memory of Music is a beautifully written, compelling story that drew me in from the start. With unexpected plot twists, a bit of mystery, a beautiful love story, and a solid undergirding of faith, Her Memory of Music kept me turning pages late into the night. I highly recommend it!
Jan
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a page turner! Enjoyed the characters and the story.
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Katherine Scott Jones writes a captivating story that pulls you in emotionally and keeps you turning the pages. Her characters are deep and intriguing, making you care about them and how their story will turn out. She doesn't pull any punches or lighten the brokenness of the characters. They are real and raw and make you root for them to make it through. Miss Jones is now one of my FAVORITE authors! I thoroughly enjoyed the story and look for more from this amazing writer!
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Katherine Scott Jones grew up in cities on every U.S. coast and overseas as her family moved with her father’s Navy career. Seattle became home when she married her husband twenty-eight years ago. After graduating from Whitworth University with a degree in communications, she established herself as a freelance writer before turning her hand to fiction. She blogs about books that celebrate beauty a ...more