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Friday, June 3, 2011

Firesong by Michelle Levigne

Firesong by Michelle Levigne
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Full Length (154 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 Books
Reviewed by Periwinkle

Dani Paul's parents died when she was eleven. She threw herself into her brother and cousins' fledgling band and devoted herself to ministry. Nine years later, Firesong was ready to break into the big-time. Kurt Green came back to Tabor Heights to prepare for a crusade and celebrate his cousin Katie's marriage to Dani's brother, Andy. As the summer wore on, he found more and more in common with Dani -- music, dedication to ministry, love for Katie and Andy, pain and faith during tragedy, and a belief that ministry and marriage didn't mix. But Kurt realized he might be wrong, especially where Dani was concerned. Now he just had to convince her that two could handle a traveling ministry just as well, if not better, than one.

What do tragedy, loss, faith, and love create? A Firesong.

Dani Paul and her brother, Andy, faced the loss of their parents when they were only very young and turn to their musical talents to create the group, Firesong, to get them through.

Along with their cousins, Andy and Dani take Firesong on a musical ministry, finding their futures along the way. Andy marries Katie, Dani’s best friend, and the others figure out who and what is best for each of them. At the same time, Dani continues to deny herself any connection to anyone except for the family that she has always been close to. Kurt Green, a schoolmate from the past, has returned to town to help the group with their musical aspirations and has increasing feelings towards Dani. Will his love be enough to get through the walls that she has built around her for protection? Will she finally place her faith in God’s hands to live as she has always wanted?

I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in this story. You could feel the warmth and the feelings among them, especially as a family. Following them through their ups and downs created a very good story, moving very smoothly and keeping the pages turning. This was my first book by Michelle Levigne that I have read and I would definitely like to read more.

I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a sweet and contemporary read.