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High school junior Charlie Blake has never seen anyone quite like Micah Jacobs in her small town of Grand Lakes. With his carefree spirit, rough-around-the-edges personality, and handsome grin, Charlie is transfixed.

But Charlie's been burned before with her first crush, at the hands of an ex-friend and a cruel joke. Because of those scars, Charlie keeps her guard up when
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published September 19th 2017 by 48fourteen
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Kat
"The people that really matter are the ones who don't gossip about you, the ones who know the truth."

I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

'The Songs in our Hearts' is a young adult contemporary romance novel with Charlie as the main character. She's had a bad experience with a mean girl at school before who was supposed to be her friend. So when that girl tells everyone that Charlie has a crush on Micah, who has just moved back to her town
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

If I'm going to veer out of my normal genre reads, it's usually in the YA area... but typically not contemporary romance.  I knew going into this book it was going to be your typical high school crush scenario where you knew what the ending was going to be.  What I didn't expect was how absolutely adorable this read was going to be!!  

Charlie has had one bad experience with a mean girl in class and a crush she had.  And in high school, this is scarring!  So when she meets Micah and people tell h
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Cecily Wolfe
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This sweet story brought back memories of high school - especially the emotional intensity and insecurity that comes with a first crush. This is more than a romance, with a believable story about trust, mistakes, growing up, and (obviously!) music that readers can relate to in so many ways. Perfect for Kasie West fans.
Isabelle Yourick
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Arc kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This sweet contemporary, high school romance both sweeps you away into the characters and makes you reminiscent of your own high school ways and adventures. The budding relationship explores the intricacies of high school romance with intertwined passion and insecurity on both sides. I just so see myself in these pages that I had so much fun reading it.

I'm am relatively new to contemporary, but have really enjoyed everything I'
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Stephanie
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I adored this book! It was such a cute high school love story. I loved how Micah and Charlie's relationship grew, and adored the strong friendships between Charlie and her friends, Rachel and Jennifer. We always need good healthy female friendships in books. Even Charlie's relationship with her brother and his friends were healthy and kind, they looked out for her as if she was their younger sister (except her brother because she is his sister aha)

I love how the school project and music brought
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Emma Kiely
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Thais Morimoto (tatakizi)
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The people that really matter are the ones who don't gossip about you, the ones who know the truth."

Thank you Chantal for sending me this eARC in exchange for an honest review!
I'm a fan of contemporary romances and this book didn't desapointed me.

I've finished this book in an instant. The story and characters were so compelling and funny. I truly felt sad when the book was over.
Micah was my favorite character. He's so spontaneous and the one that always starts the talking, making the story li
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Chelsea | WithHerBooks
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
"Live a little." 💗

What a sweet high school romance! It was impossible not to adore Micah, Charlie & company. This story was authentic, and made me reminisce. Also, Micah's charm was irresistible ... SO much love for him. Both main characters brought out the best in each other, and I could not stop smiling while reading this book. Their mutual passion for music, and meaning, was such an intriguing element to this read!!

Chantal, thank you so much for sharing The Songs in Our Hearts with me, an
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Dora (d_ireadromance)
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-romance
This book was kindly gifted to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly? I truly loved this book!! Chantal did such a great job telling the story of Charlie and Micah. One thing that I love is dialogue. I love to see characters interact, I love to follow the process of how two people I fall in love, I love when 2 people actually talk to each other. This book had so many likable characters and I enjoyed them all. I applaud Chantal is capturing all this in such a beautiful story!
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Sarah Mehjabeen Saki
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I LOVED THIS BOOK.
I hadn't read such a refreshing YA novel in a long, long time.
It made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review.
I had no idea I was going to love it this much.

This is one of those classic YAs that make you feel young and in love. I was literally smiling from ear to ear throughout the book. It was super light and cutesy and without any unnecessary plot twists. AND THE BUTTERFLIES OHMYGOD.

Every chapter ha
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Anna (RattleTheShelves)
I think I'm too old and cynical to appreciate this sort of books *sigh*
Ramisa (sentrancedbookworm) Chowdhury
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Chantal for sending me an eARC.

Charlie Blake doesn’t have a good experience with crushes for she was betrayed by her ex-best friend once. When she spots Micah Jacobs, the new kid in school, across the cafeteria and develops a crush on him, her worst nightmare comes true when that very same friend reveals it to the whole school. But things take a whole new turn for Charlie when
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Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,2 /5 stars

Arc kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Chantal approached me to read one or more of her books in exchange for an honest review and I'm so glad she did! When I read the blurb for 'The Songs in Our Hearts' I was like 'This seems sweet. It actually sounds like something I would love.', so of course I chose to read this and of course I had been right.

This is a short book, I seriously powered through it in a couple of hours. I just couldn't put it
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Monika
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Contemporary YA romance books are not really my cup of tea, but after a summer spent reading fantasy books, I quite welcomed and enjoyed this change of genre. The Songs in Our Hearts took me off-guard and while I can’t say I’ve had a change of heart about the genre and that I’m going to only read contemporary YA books in the future, I will definitely read everything Chantal Gadoury writes from now on. The writing style of the book is incredibly simple, yet beautiful, the story and the characters ...more
Rachael
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

Let me just say that I did not plan on having this book and review completed until Friday. Yet, here I am, finished with the book, after starting it just yesterday, and now writing my review. This book was just the cutest, most amazing YA contemporary that I have read this year. After I just finished reading Allerleirauh and now this one, I'm definitely going to be picking up any book that C
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Jess
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, read-in-2017
Received an eARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

The Songs in our Hearts is an adorably sweet read about a 16 year old high school student Charlie who becomes interested in the new boy Micah until an ex friend/bully of hers Samantha starts rumors that Charlie has a crush to the whole school. A cruel joke that Samantha loves to play with Charlie is to constantly humiliate her. So she avoids interaction with Micah as much as possible, but between an English project, Dances, C
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Naaz
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books
I received an e-copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This was a sweet contemporary book about high school romance. I enjoyed the way that the song titles were interwoven into the story and was pleasantly surprised to see the significance of them at an integral part of the book (view spoiler) . I enjoyed the characters for the most part but would ha
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Laura ( Latteandbooks )
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I must say that I really enjoyed this book. It brought back many memories of when I was in high school.

Any who… this book is about a girl named Charlie she has been disappointed before when one of her best friends betrayed her trust when she had a crush on a guy. So, when a new boy named Micah comes to school and she seen him at the lunch table she is quick to deny her crush that she has. Later, in English class she must do a school project with him. I loved that they made a movie instead of an
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Rebecca
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review. I truly loved this story and the relationship between Micah and Charlie. It was a sweet story that brought me back to my high school years and what if felt like to have feelings for someone and not being sure if they are reciprocated. Those fears of rejection and the insecurities are something I think all of us have gone through and we’re incredibly relatable. We’ve all been there at some point. I loved watchin ...more
Kendall Park
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
*the author kindly sent me an ARC copy of this book in exchange of an honest review*

'The songs in our hearts', what a beautiful name for a beautiful book.
I am not a big romance-YA book, but this book was lovely! I enjoyed reading I very much and it seems like a perfect summer read! I definitely recommend it, it is a very easy read and it provides a lot of entertainment. It made me want a guy like Micah!
Readers will fall in love with these characters and the story line. With a story like so many
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Katie
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although I do not read many romance novels I have to say I did enjoy 'The Songs In Our Hearts'. After reading so many dystopian books recently it was a refreshing break - a very easy yet enjoyable read.
I loved Chantal's style of writing and also LOVED how each chapter was the name of a song - it's such a unique idea and also got me excited when it was a song I liked!
I thought the characters were relatable and loved the relationships between them, especially the relationship that Charlie had wi
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Jay
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Erin Gossman
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
It took me a long time to get into this book. I read the second half in like Three days, but it was hard for me to pick up for the first half. I enjoy the storyline, I love that the romance is centered around an English Project, and the authors analysis of Frankenstein has encouraged me a little more to read it. I do like the characters and the nod towards “don’t judge a book by the cover” within the characters. I did not like the bonfire scene, to me it felt rushed and thrown in to make somethi ...more
Amanda
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received and ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review!

I absolutely adored this book! Despite the huge pile of reading I had to do for school, I decided to read this instead and I knocked it out in two days because I didn't want to put it down! Something I love about this book is the characters. I find that with teen romance novels, the main female character is always insecure about her physical appearance or something silly but Charlie was unforgivably herself. And Micah was such a
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Robin Hedger
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So good 👍 Set in highschool and occasionally immature, I still ended the book with a big ol' smile on my face. A nice, short, romantic, teen slow burn🔥You won't regret reading about Charlie and Micah!
Mahewish Jamal
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it
HELLO, loved the concept of the book. The way they bonded over music was mesmerizing, Micah was a such nice character while Charlie was too. GUYS LIVE A LITTLE! and do listen to the songs ,it have a great tracklist 😍
Jonathan Carter
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, series
Thank you Chantal for sending me a copy of the book. That being said, it didn't, in any way, affect my criticism of the book. All my opinions are mine and mine alone.

Starting off, I think this is just your generic contemporary-romance wherein the girl protagonist had an issue with her past friend (or best friend) and became to self-conscious. Then, a guy came in, and she's afraid that he'll hurt her so she just took it to herself to hide the fact that she liked him.

A list of what I liked:
♥ The s
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Maggie
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
*I was sent an e-book copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest review*

This book might just become one of my favorite contemporary books of all time. It was SO GOOD. I planned on reading this book over the course of three days or so, but last night I started it and before I knew it I had finished it.

The story follows Charlie Blake, a teenager in high school who doesn’t fit in with the popular girls, specifically a girl named Samantha. She and Samantha were once friends, but Saman
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Nathalie Enoch Fröchte
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was really sweet and cute! It definitely is a romance story, but a very good one. I know many people don't like contemporary books, but I love them so much. It's nice to read a good old romance between two people. It is after all the most normal thing on this earth, but every person experiences it differently.
I really liked the pace of the story, it felt very natural to me and not at all rushed or too slow or anything. It felt realistic. Another thing I also really enjoyed was the conn
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Chantal Gadoury
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm sure my opinion of my own book is a bit biased, but I think this novel will delight readers. Fans who enjoy Jenny Han, Sarah Dessen, or Jennifer E. Smith, should enjoy this story about Charlie, a young high school girl who has a crush on a very different sort of boy - Micah Jacobs. Their story is one of self-growth and young love.
These characters are so personal to me.
I hope readers enjoy their journey in "The Songs in Our Hearts!"
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Chantal Gadoury is an Amazon Best Selling Author who is originally from the countryside of Muncy, PA. Chantal likes anything Disney, plays a mean game of Disney trivia, enjoys painting and has a interest in British History. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues that love of writing today. As a recent college graduate from Susquehanna University, with a degree in C ...more