Sing a New Song by Candee Fick – Book Review, Preview

Posted May 1, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways / 19 Comments

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Sing a New Song by Candee Fick - Book Review, Preview

“There aren’t any flights to Orlando today from here,” the airline representative told me. “Are you sure you are at the right airport?”

Sure enough, at the end of my weekend in DC with my parents on the way to a conference, I had them drop me off at the wrong airport!! (Who does that?!!)

Have you ever found yourself headed the wrong direction? You won’t arrive at the right place starting off on the wrong course—no matter how fast you travel.

Jesus told Nicodemus, that unless a man is born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven and have eternal life. (John 3) This man had been doing everything he thought was right and had even achieved a reputation as a ruler of the Jews. And yet, he was headed in the wrong direction! Jesus then went on to explain that a spiritual rebirth is necessary, placing faith in the Son of God alone.

So if you are heading in the wrong direction, turn around! Get on the right path!

Oh yeah, back to the airport. The agent let me know I had an hour to get to the airport on the other side of town (forty-five minutes away) and directed me to the exit where I could find a shuttle. I dragged my suitcase to a vehicle and tried to curb my impatience as I rode along in the DC traffic. After checking in, I ran through the airport, hearing myself getting paged for the flight. I arrived at the gate just as they were about to shut the doors of the plane!

Sing a New Song by Candee Fick – Book Review, Preview

Sing a New Song
by Candee Fick


Series: The Wardrobe Series #2
Published by Bling! Romance
Publication Date May 1, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Missouri Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34, 18.24
Written for: Adults
Pages: 275

Synopsis:

The pampered diva is about to meet her match.

Songbird Gloria Houghton has always needed to be the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame and a fresh start, she finds a new stage in Branson, Missouri…only to risk being replaced by a manipulative rival. If Gloria can’t be the star, who is she?

Jack-of-all-trades Nick Sherwood is just one leaf on a vast family tree that includes a restaurant chef, hotel owners, and even the headline act at a family-owned theater. He’s seen how fame can blind a person with jealousy and is more than content to stay in the background thank you very much. If only he wasn’t so fascinated--and irritated--by the newest addition to the staff.

After a disaster of a first impression and financial difficulties land Gloria in the humblest of jobs—with Nick as her boss—it might be time for her to learn to sing a new song.

If you like strong families, country music, and redeemed villains, then you’ll love this next chapter in The Wardrobe series by Candee Fick.

I would like to thank Candee Fick, Prism Book Tours for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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Despite her grand ambitions, Gloria’s path appeared to be leading her in a direction she didn’t want to go. Slowly, everything she had relied on, prided herself in, was stripped away. Her finances, her apartment, her influence. . .

Readers of the previous books in the series will recognize Gloria as the diva who made the lives of the other women at the dinner theater miserable with her machinations. Sing a New Song gives Gloria an opportunity for redemption – a new start and a new life – as she moves to Branson, Missouri to be part of a new show there.

I’m always interested to see how authors transform the more unlovable characters into men or women of faith. I have found that some make the “former” self so carnal and awful I have a hard time relating to or liking them. Gloria, at least at the start of this book, is not saved and yet I liked her right away. Though she was arrogant and a bit catty, she also had redeeming qualities and as I saw her struggles. I was hoping the best for her.

I especially enjoyed seeing the heart transformation that Gloria went through. Seeing herself in her rival and realizing how unprofessional and ugly her behavior had been helped her to desire to be different. I loved the way she learned such an important lesson through the chickens!

Sing a New Song is told entirely from Gloria’s perspective. While I would have enjoyed seeing what Nick was thinking through parts of it, this is really the way it needed to be told.

There were a number of secondary characters who added depth to the narrative. You’ll love Granny Rose with her sweet humble attitude and Ozark wisdom.

If you haven’t read the other books in this series, don’t let that stop you. Sing a New Song stands on its own. Then again, Candee Fick writes such good stories, it just makes sense to get all of the books and read them from the start.

Candee's Sing a New Song Pinterest Board

(click here to go directly to the board on Pinterest)
  • Katie Holmes on kindness
  • Here's a Look Back at Carrie Underwood Through the Years
  • The Prayer
  • I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free, His Eye is on the Sparrow, and I know He watches me ♪♪
  • Lake Taneycomo Below Table Rock Dam, Ozarks Near Branson, Missouri, USA Photographic Print by Alan Copson at Art.com
  • Table Lake Rock, Missouri
  • Branson, best known for its hundreds of daily live musical performances, is just a few miles from Arkansas on Missouri's southern border and minutes from the Ozark Mountains and Table Rock Lake. ...
  • 17 Free Things To Do in Branson Missouri
  • Looking for the perfect family night out? The Hughes Music Show has it all! Even the tweens and teens will show a smile or two. #BloggingBranson #BransonMissouri #Branson #HughesMusicShow #familytravel #familyentertainment

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One 1st prize winner will receive: the complete set of The Wardrobe Series (ebook only if international winner, otherwise print copies) plus a $25 Amazon gift card
One 2nd prize winner will receive: Copy of Sing a New Song (ebook only if international winner, US winner can choose ebook or print) plus a $10 Amazon gift card
Ends May 15, 2019

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About Candee Fick

Candee Fick is a multi-published author in both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job, writing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

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19 responses to “Sing a New Song by Candee Fick – Book Review, Preview

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me and this latest release on your blog! And I’m thrilled you enjoyed Gloria’s journey. By the way, those chickens came straight from personal experience and I knew Gloria “deserved” them… 😉

  2. Natalie

    I love the cover and excerpt! I admire people who can sing but I sure cannot!

  3. annfantom8133

    I love the cover. It is very cute. I like to sing and have done some theater productions

  4. Deborah Wellenstein

    The cover is great. I sing in my shower-my shower thinks I’m great!

  5. clickclickmycat

    I love the cover. I really like the Pinterest board. All the photos are great. (Audrey Stewart)

  6. kathy pease

    I think the book sounds great and I would love to read it. I do not like to sing

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