The Perfect Love Song
Can one song change the course of a life?
Brothers Jimmy and Jack Sullivan live a nomadic life doing what they love: touring with their band, The Unknown Souls. But Jack’s recent engagement to Kara has everyone looking forward to a Christmas destination ...more
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Jimmy's brother Jack is getting married and he is going on tour to sing his new song that he wrote with his sweetheart Charlotte, but when the song really takes off he has to choose between being what might be his big break or his family,...more
I kind of missed the falling in love part for the MCs. I liked both Jimmy and Charlotte, they were both so supportive, affectionate and in love with each other, I couldn’t help it. ...more
"The truth inside the story is what the storyteller aims for."
—Maeve Mahoney to Kara Larson
Can one song save a life?
Meet Jimmy and Jack and Kara and Charlotte. A beautiful journey of music, lost love, myth, and a Christmas miracle or ...more
"Families had never been a safe place for Jimmy and he believed they never would be, like growing up in a war-torn country and then believing that all lands are the same. But here he was beginning to relax into the rhythm of a new place where ...more
Things to know about this story: it's a republished story originally from 2010, and it features characters from Henry's book When Light Breaks (I do think that if you haven't read that book, this story won't be as meaningful). I'll echo other reviews that liken this to a Hallmark Christmas movie- it's very sweet and sentimental, and because of that will either really appeal to readers or not.
Jimmy Sullivan and his brother Jack are country singers and trying to make it in the music industry. One night at a concert, Jimmy sings a song that he wrote for Charlotte Carrington, his hometown sweetheart in South Carolina, and it is heard by famous country ...more
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"The Perfect Love Song" by Patti Callahan Henry
Good Christmas story which extended into a wedding that was held in Ireland and bringing in the story about the 'Claddagh Ring.' I loved how this author was able to bring in lots of the traditions of Ireland in this lyrical tribute to love. It was interesting seeing these two brothers [Jimmy & Jack] who ...more
A really quick read for me.
Jimmy and Charlotte are in love.
Jimmy’s brother Jack and Charlotte’s best friend Kara are engaged.
Jimmy and Jack are also in a country band together.
When Jimmy and Charlotte write a song together, Jimmy sings it once in a bar and someone ...more
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Jimmy has been living on the road with band The Unknown Souls; a nomadic life filled with music and anonymous cities. When they return to their old hometown, he falls in love with Charlotte. He writes his first love song and he finds himself going on tour, catapulted into fame.
his thirst for fame and fortune, he decides to miss his brother’s wedding in Ireland to ...more
Two of the characters, childhood sweethearts Jack and Kara, are to be married on Christmas Day in a Catholic church in Ireland. Nowhere in the story is there a ...more
I love the band. They are more than a band; they are family who love each other entirely. They will do anything they can to help ...more
I don't like writing bad reviews for books, and try really hard to finish any ARC sent to me. This was just too much drama and nothing else. The brothers had a hard time as children, with a mean father, which there mother leaves.
They find women to love, try to get over the ...more
What I really don't get about the novel is that the drama essentially revolves around a couple being apart for a month. One month. If they can't get through that, they should be reevaluating their relationship.
The only interesting thing ...more
My favorite part of this story was towards the end where Jimmy comes to a realization that changes the path he is ...more
This book is a combination of the country music world and the myth of the Claddagh ring. The novel is rich in emotion and description. You may think the story is slow, but it is to be savored. At the end of the book, the author gives us a recipe for the shortbread that we read about. She also gives directions to making garland, also found in the story. I just wish she had come up with the words to The Perfect Love Song.
Congratulation to ...more