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Most girls dream of their wedding days. Except me. I’m too busy practicing piano and being the live soundtrack for everyone else’s weddings to think about my own. I’ve survived most of my twenties with harmonious chords and pleasant days.

So why is it that now, at twenty-seven, a discordant feeling presents itself? Is there a solid solution to loneliness when there is abso
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Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Published October 2019
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Amanda Tero
Jul 31, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This is a story close to my heart. Single? Pianist? Struggling with contentment? Yes, all of that applies to me. Yet the lessons I've learned in this singleness journey are ones I wish to use to encourage other single girls out there. You're not alone!!! <3
Angie Thompson
So, I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive to start this book. I was pretty sure it was going to be good, but...to be honest, sometimes it's a bit hard to read things about something you personally struggle with. As someone who's significantly older than the main character and still single despite wanting to be married, I was afraid this story would either hit a little too close to home or leave me struggling with true-but-not-helpful-at-the-moment lessons and platitudes.

But, even t
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Jesseca Wheaton
Oct 15, 2019 rated it liked it
So first off I feel like I should say that to date, I've loved every book I've read of Amanda's. Her Tales of Faith books are some of my very favorites, and I also love so many of her short stories.

I went into this book expecting to love it. I've played piano for years, and I can totally relate to the "watching everyone get married and in a relationship" and feeling somewhat left behind. That aspect of the book I really appreciated. And the idea of the ending being more realistic was also fanta
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Kellyn Roth
3.5/5 stars

I went ahead and read this as soon as I got it because I've been super curious because everyone's been so enthusiastic! And also because I have a headache and aren't able to write. (I want to write so bad! But I can't!)

I can see why lots of people love this cute little novella! But I think I just wasn't its audience - I'm a bit too young to have worried much about singleness, especially given that very few people seem to so far be bothered by the fact that I'm
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Rebekah Morris
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so true! As a single young woman who is quite a bit older than the main character, I’ve been through those same struggles: the wondering, the wishing, the feeling of not fitting in and of learning to trust that my Heavenly Father knows what He is doing. And the whole message of learning to lean on God instead of the arm of flesh was a good reminder of why some of us want a husband even if we’ve never really thought of it. I liked the ending because it wasn’t the ending we all want, ...more
R.A.
Wow! I absolutely loved this!! I love the music and spiritual aspect of it! Although I'm not that old, I can still relate to the desires of marriage and not being content! I try to go to God's word when I feel this way and trust Him!

Thank you so much for writing this, Amanda!! :)

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review!*
Kelsey Bryant
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The first thing that comes to my mind about this novella is how easy it is to identify with if you're a single young woman with no love interest. And that is so refreshing in fiction for a change. Stephanie is definitely a unique individual with a great personality, but reading about this time in her life, her friendships and feelings, makes me sense I'm seeing in print what my single friends and I live. Which means that the things Stephanie learns here are invaluable to us. Relying on God, not ...more
Olivia
*I received this book to read from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Wow. What an incredible story on singleness. Honestly, there have been very few books that I've read on this topic, and Amanda handled the subject with understanding and sweetness of spirit. In today's world, singleness is considered a shock. I had a lady recently ask me a bunch of questions about my single state, curious why I didn't have a boyfriend and the Lord reminded me how much He's given me during
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Erika Mathews
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful and realistic little story of a single woman's life and struggles. Although singles will be able to relate to and find encouragement from this story, as a now-married woman, I also fully enjoyed this book. Contentment struggles definitely aren't limited to singles, and the lessons Stephanie learned in this story are heart struggles of many.

I loved the atypical plot, the realistic up and downs of Stephanie's life and heart, and her turning to God - not once, but over and over
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Deanne Patterson
Oct 29, 2019 added it
Recommended to Deanne by: cnnamongirl@aol.com
Encouraging novella length book about a single young woman.
As a pianist she loves her music and has a strong connection with it. She also plays at many weddings and has for awhile. Now this brings her satisfaction but all her friends and ever younger friends and relatives are marrying. She's at many weddings but never as the bride.
I loved seeing how the author used this single girls struggles to show encouragement
with many bible verses and prayer along the way.
God will s
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Angela
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novella! Definitely something I can relate to. Amanda did a great job of sharing her heart through the story of this single young woman. I love how she pointed to scripture references to encourage us all in our own walks of singleness. And as much as I love “Happily Ever Afters,” I think that this book wouldn’t have had the same impact if it had ended in the traditional Hallmark sort of way.
A.M. Heath
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts: You’ll have to excuse me for being the gushing big writing sister here, but if I’ve said it once, I’ve said twenty times already: Amanda has not made me prouder than when she wrote this book. I’ve known her for a handful of years now and believe me when I say that her heart and soul was poured out onto these pages.
So many women struggle with being long-term single. And that’s what it is to most of them: A struggle. But Amanda brought a light, fun, yet honest approach to the su
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Esther Filbrun
Well, I don’t expect you would find many books with the subject this one has! I’ve been excited about Wedding Score ever since I first saw it announced on Facebook one day. Amanda Tero has taken a key struggle many girls face and turned it into a story with a touch of encouragement here and there along the way. I loved it!

So often, it can feel like we’re quite alone on our singleness walk. I know I haven’t experienced it nearly as long as some girls, but we can still all wonder what God i
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Jana Tenbrook (Reviews from the Stacks)
A wonderful novella that really gets the struggle of being a single Christian young(er) woman. I appreciate it very much, and can't wait to read more by this author!

SPOILER: The protagonist does not get married in the end, which really made my day. Not that I wouldn't want her to be married, but I am so glad to see a story about singleness that doesn't end with marriage and a "see it's all worth it because of this" message.
Caroline Grace
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
When it comes to books about singleness, I'm never sure how the author will approach the subject. Will the book be an idealistic perspective where the heroine, pining for someone to come along, finds love in the end? Will it focus on marriage as the ultimate goal, with a heroine being told she should catch a husband because wifehood is her purpose in life? (You laugh, but I've heard this too many times.) Will it hint that one should just forget about finding love and move on as an independent si ...more
Natalie Monk
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Single women will relate to Stephanie as she navigates a world full of reminders that she is getting older and still unmarried. Between her friends and cousins who are traveling their own road to marriage and her work as a wedding pianist and music teacher of toddlers for a Christian school, she's constantly bombarded with reasons to dream about changing her relationship status. But longings unfulfilled can easily open the door to ungratefulness and discontentment. Throughout the story, Steph le ...more
Abigail Harris
<3 <3 <3 Remind me to post my review on here would ya, Goodread friends? LOL
Kaitlyn S.
One of the best books I've read on singleness . . . I'll post a real review closer to the publication date, but for now, know that this book has the potential to minister to you single ladies in a profound way. It was a HUGE blessing for me!!
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UPDATE:

This was a book that I was honoured to have beta-read months ago — and I re-read it just prior to it's release. It is a book that I can say with confidence that every young lady should read through at least once.

I tend
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Kimia Wood
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stephanie – and her author Ms. Tero – are both single Christian girls inching toward thirty. I am also a single Christian girl inching toward thirty.

This short novella is all about the unique (or not so unique) struggles that we loners face when we have no one but God to depend on…and He doesn't have physical arms to lean on.

I was super excited for this book from the moment I first heard about it in the author's newsletter. After all, Christian singleness is a topic I've
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Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
I loved many things about this novella-length story. Stephanie is a 27 year old single young lady who has played the piano for many weddings but has no prospects for a wedding of her own. Most of the time she’s content with her single life, but when her best friend, her cousin Caiden, finds a girl with whom he’s ready to enter into a serious relationship, Stephanie finds herself struggling with being single.

I loved how we hear from Stephanie herself all throughout this book. She communicates ve
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Hanne T
I really enjoyed this little book (novella?)! Although I never really struggled with singleness, this book still had some good topics to explore, such as trusting in God, rather than man. I also like how this book about singleness DIDN'T end with the MC, Stephanie, finding a boyfriend! That just really doesn't seem to happen in books.

As a piano player myself, I also really enjoyed the music aspects, and in that way, I related to Stephanie quite a bit. I also enjoyed the characters in
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Becky Dempsey
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Wedding Score" isn't your typical type of story with a happily-ever-after romance. Stephanie is happy for her friends and family as they find their own HEAs, but her feelings of longing and loneliness are a reminder that God doesn't follow the same pattern for everyone. Some people marry when they are older or may never marry. The story is a great reminder that we need to seek God and lean on Him for support and not ourselves or other people. Having never had a boyfriend or been on a date by th ...more
S.G. Willoughby
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was short, sweet, and fun. I enjoyed the humor as well as the raw honesty about watching everyone else get married while you stay single. This was relatable and the ending was perfect. :D Amanda Tero does a good job of making her characters very human and realistic. :) I didn't MEAN to read it all in one day, I didn't even know it existed before the day I read the whole thing, but it was just so easy to read... definitely recommend it. Depending on your POV it may have been a little preachy ...more
Sarah
Such a sweet, satisfying story. Full review coming soon.
Tara Savanna
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story is golden, and I don’t say that lightly! Not only is it perfect for Christian young women so they can understand what life may or may not hold for them, but also for us older singles (I’m in my 30s). Even though I know there are others out there dealing with the same thing that I am, reading about it somehow solidifies the feeling of being understood.

The author had me laughing at several spots, rolling my eyes in remembrance of comments I’ve heard myself at others, and fig
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Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate who desires to provide God-honoring, family-friendly reading material. She has enjoyed writing since before ten years old, but it has only been since 2013 that she began seriously pursuing writing again – starting with some short stories that she wrote for her sisters as a gift. Her mom encouraged her to try selling the stories she published, and since then, sh ...more
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