I requested this book to review before I realized the chicken came before the egg. This was a movie first, and a book later. I was a little concerned before I turned the first page. However, my concern was unfounded. This is a really good book. It read well and was definitely a page turner. What a great surprise!
Author Chris Fabry has written this book based on the motion picture screenplay by Richard L. Ramsey. The Song is a fictionalized retelling of the Song of Solomon from the Bible. It is set in todays time and has a wonderful message for single, dating, and married people. The Song is a story of love, regret, forgiveness, and new beginnings.
From the back cover: “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 are 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 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 may years ago and threatens to unravel his marriage.”
I love the way the story of Rose and Jed is told. It was sweet and captivating. I found myself rooting for them from the beginning and hoping for the best outcome. There were definitely times in the story that I became frustrated with the decisions the characters were making, but each turn of events made the story real and relevant. My favorite moments were in the earlier pages, where we witness Jed and Rose meeting and falling in love.
I am so excited to see this movie! If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie, add it to your list for 2015. I loved it. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated and all opinions are my own.