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Sing by Lisa Tawn Bergren
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Jan 31, 2012

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bookshelves: christian-fiction, westerns
Read in May, 2012

In this second book of the Homeward Trilogy, we again visit the lives of the St. Clair siblings, two years after the events in "Breathe". Although I found this book caught my attention better than the first one, I found there were a few things that annoyed me. One of them was that although each of the siblings had come into money at the end of the first book, the author had contrived a reason for each of them to be broke at the very beginning of this one. Which, in my opinion, kind of defeated the purpose for that plot twist.

"Sing" focuses on Moira. She has found success in her opera career, but when her manager runs off with all of her money she must come up with a new plan. On the voyage from Europe back to America she meets two gentlemen: dashing Gavin and reserved Daniel. Gavin convinces her to give him a chance to direct her career in new bold and daring ways. Caught along in the flood of excitement and tastes of the forbidden, Moira takes up a stage name and dives in.

Things are going rough for Odessa and her husband on the ranch. A hard winter has left them crippled and hurting. Torn over the right solution, both Odessa and her husband suffer from a bit of depression. Bryce is defensive when his brother arrives from the East to look over their accounts and offer advice. Odessa wants to be friendly and welcome this new family member, but is dismayed when it seems he may have more than a brotherly interest in her.

Nic is still in the boxing ring, though he has now migrated down to South America. When a sea captain loses money from betting on Nic, he decides that it is within his right to conscript Nic onto his ship. Finding himself shanghaied, Nic is miserable, desperate, and on the outs with the rest of the crew. Will he survive both internal and external storms to see America's shores again?

When Moira reaches Colorado in her successful singing tour, she has no idea that an old acquaintance lies in wait to settle a perceived score. Or that some things in life have a way of catching up to a person no matter how famous they are. As her world of heroes and villains collide, a battle ensues that will leave Moira and Odessa changed in ways they could not imagine. And you'll have to read the final book, "Claim," to see how it all turns out!

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