I won a PDF.file for this book from the author through the giveaway she recently had on LibraryThing, and the following is my honest opinion.
Ever since we’ve been a child [I’m a child of the 1950’s] we’ve been listening to music; first that of our parents while we were still in a crib, as we grew old we gravitated to our own music and our own taste for songs we simply loved listening.
In this book Ms. Awen Finn attempts to interpret the significance of over 50 songs for individuals who had contact her for a “reading” of a song to be able to something about their inner being. And surprisingly when these individuals responded back, she seems to have been intuitively correct in what she wrote.
As a book reviewer I learned it is important, whenever you can, to impart something of yourself in the writing of a review; as it gives a potential reader a personal insight of what a book is about which they might be able to relate to as well. My own intuitiveness have been appreciate several times as I’ve heard back from readers who have bought a copy of the book I’d review saying that they have been able to relate to the book as well. For some reason I have the ability to have a song pop up in the jukebox of my mind only when I’m reading a romance story, perhaps this is because it is the genre I love to write in.
While this book is definitely not one in the romance genre, a song started to play in my mind, it is a song that tells us why singers write the songs they do which make us feel the way they do. The song is “I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow.
I've been alive forever And I wrote the very first song I put the words and the melodies together I am music and I write the songs
[CHORUS] I write the songs that make the whole world sing I write the songs of love and special things I write the songs that make the young girls cry I write the songs, I write the songs
My home lies deep within you And I've got my own place in your soul Now, when I look out through your eyes I'm young again, even though I'm very old
Oh my music makes you dance And gives you spirit to take a chance And I wrote some rock 'n' roll so you can move Music fills your heart Well, that's a real fine place to start It's from me it's for you It's from you, it's for me It's a worldwide symphony
For having shared the insights for the songs as they relate to the individuals this author has done song readings for, which many of us might be able to see ourselves in as well, I’m happy to give Ms. Finn the 5 STARS I’ve given her here.