Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan – Book Review, Preview

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Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan - Book Review, Preview

Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan – Book Review, Preview

Sweet Melody: A Seabrook Romance

by Heidi McCahan

Publication Date August 6, 2019
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Washington Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 217


When a struggling bakery owner is rescued by a wannabe songwriter with hidden culinary talents, they discover they can make sweet harmony … if they can only learn to work together.

Rhett Foster longs to change the world with his music, yet he can’t even finish writing one song. Battered by a string of failures and disillusioned, he returns home to Portland, Oregon. While he desperately wants to create a chart-topping hit, his dad mandates a new mission: move to coastal vacation hotspot Seabrook, Washington and expand the family’s successful restaurant chain.
In danger of destroying her late parents’ legacy if she doesn’t diversify her menu, Lindsay Carmichael will try anything to save her bakery. But with a tiny budget and an injured employee who can’t work, she has no choice but to sink the last of her savings into buying a dilapidated food truck and hiring Rhett as a part-time barista. What she doesn’t know is that the handsome songwriter has a secret … one that could destroy her business and her heart.

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Sweet Melody is delightful and filled with romance.

Lindsay was still reeling from the destruction of her parents’ dream closely followed by their death. Feeling compelled to have her bakery succeed to preserve their legacy, she did all that she could. One problem after another seemed to impede her progress.

Rhett felt rejection from his father ever since his mother died when he was a young boy. He never felt he was good enough and did feel like he was constantly being compared unfavorably with his stepbrother, Adam. Broken, yet determined to win his father’s respect and favor, he took on a barista position at Lindsay’s bakery.

Rhett’s heart struggled to choose between pleasing his father and pursuing his growing attraction to Lindsay. This just sounds wrong but I enjoyed seeing his dilemma and how torn he was! When reading about his feelings of rejection and inadequacy, I felt like I was experiencing them myself!

Lindsay’s grief and frustration as things appeared to fall apart around her were equally real. Her devastation when she found out who Rhett was, though she didn’t give him a chance to explain, made me sad for her.

While I knew some of the things were going to happen, after all, they really had to, there were surprises along the way and I didn’t expect everything to work out just like it did. Rhett’s overture to win Lindsay back made me want to cheer!

Sweet Melody was very enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys sweet romantic fiction.

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About Heidi McCahan

Heidi secretly dreamed of writing a book for most of her childhood, but a particularly painful rejection letter in middle school convinced her to tuck that dream away. Instead, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband Steve, then she dusted off her big dream of becoming a published author and launched her first contemporary romance into the world in 2014. A huge fan of coffee, dark chocolate, and happily ever after, Heidi currently lives in North Carolina with Steve, three active boys and one amazing Goldendoodle.

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