JED KING’S LIFE has been shaped and scarred by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Jed’s dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach . . . until he meets Rose.
Inspired by his love for the vineyard owner’s daughter, Jed pens a new song— a song with such emotional power and longing that it catapults him into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago and now threatens to unravel his marriage.
The pull of “The Song” takes Jed and Rose on a journey that will force them to deal with failure, the pain of loss, and the desire to be who God created them to be. Together they will test the limits of the promise that love is the power that heals.
Lyrical and deeply honest, The Song asks hard questions of love and forgiveness. When even the wisest of men is a fool for love, can true love persevere?
Top pick! There is so much to love about The Song, which is written in two parts and based on “The Song of Songs.” The prose is expressive and song lyrics are integrated to advance the story. Biblically based marital advice reminds the reader that temptations will arise, but love is a commitment. Heart-wrenching and emotional scenes abound in this tale of fame, fortune, loss and redemption.
by Romantic Times
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?
â€œShe didnâ€™t want the separation that success bred, but she also wanted Jed to be who God had created him to be. To sing the songs heâ€™d been given and make beauty from the pain of life,â€ realizes Rose in Chris Fabryâ€™s novel, "The Song."
At four hundred and forty pages, this paperback targets those who enjoy romantic fiction surrounding country music. With no profanity, topics of drugs, alcohol, and marital infidelity may not be appropriate for immature readers. A dozen color photographs from the movie are inserted in the book. After the epilogue, the authorsâ€™ biographies, a dozen discussion questions, and a preview of five days of a corresponding coupleâ€™s devotional are included. The New International Version of the Holy Bible is referenced. This reader wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
Award-winning author and radio personality, Fabry has written more than seventy books for children and adults. His wife and he have nine children and live in Arizona. This is Ramseyâ€™s first feature film as a writer-director. He and his wife have four children.
In this tale based on the motion picture screenplay, Jed King rises in fame and fortune, climbing the country music charts with his songs of brokenness from his heart. Repeating choices related to his fatherâ€™s past, he portrays a Christian image but falters when it comes to his marriage and relationship with God.
Rose, the woman who changed Jedâ€™s world drastically when he wrote a song about her, thought there would be a happily-ever-after. Initially, she agrees to leave her fatherâ€™s vineyard to launch Jedâ€™s musical career but finds their love growing distant.
On the road without his wife, Jed succumbs to a fellow musicianâ€™s advances and falls for the tricks and ploys of a worldly life of sex and drug abuse. It is only when he understands he could lose it all that he accepts his mistakes and wants to change.
Predictable yet tender, the love story that bonds two individuals through thick and thin overcomes the trappings of the music industry. Readers will walk away learning of forgiveness and Godâ€™s enduring love no matter how badly one messes up his or her life.
Thanks to the Book Club Network and Tyndale House for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the readerâ€™s honest opinions.