Jed King’s life has been shaped by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Haunted by the scars inflicted by his broken family, Jed’s dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach . . . until he meets Rose.
As romance quickly blooms, Jed pens a new song and suddenly finds himself catapulted into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago.
Set in the fertile mid-South, this quest for success leads Jed and Rose on a journey that will force them to deal with the pain of loss, failure, and the desire to be who God created them to be.
Lyrical and deeply honest, The Song asks the hard questions of love and forgiveness. When even the wisest of men are fools in love, can true love persevere?
My thoughts and giveaway:
I saw the trailer for the movie before I even knew there was a book releasing and I wanted to see it. So when I saw the book up for review I grabbed the chance to read it (I haven’t seen the movie yet).
This is a powerful story based on King Solomon and the scriptures he penned. I love how the author wove scripture into the book and even into some of the lyrics to Jed’s songs.
Jed and Rose find each other and have an instant connection. Jed knows there will be more than one date and he is right. Rose is the girl he has been longing for. Someone strong in her faith and not willing to compromise.
Jed rises to stardom and you can see the signs that I have seen in my own marriage (not due to stardom but due to past wounds) and in many other marriages that trouble is ahead. Their tight bond is coming unraveled.
With the introduction of Shelby Bales comes the introduction of the enemy into this already rocky marriage. Shelby has come to devour and destroy. She is selfish and wants what she wants.
This is what our enemy, Satan, does. He looks for our weaknesses and then plays on them. He knows how to play the game much better then we do. He looks for the cracks in our lives and sneaks in before we even realize he has invaded our thoughts and before we know it we are acting in a way that is a part from God.
I have been there and it’s not a fun place to be, of course the enemy makes it look and once he has where he wants us he makes us miserable.
This is what happens to Jed King. But, you’ll have to read the book for yourself to see how that all plays out.
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