Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: Living by Ear by Mary Rowen

About the Book

What happens when the world you love doesn’t press pause when you do? Singer-songwriter Christine Daley hit the streets of Boston and became a minor celebrity—with a local radio hit—in the 90s, but a "short" career break to marry and have kids changed everything. Now, sixteen years later, she’s a frustrated suburban housewife, struggling to find her place in life. 

After filing for divorce, she learns that her attempts to reestablish her own rhythms—both in music and in love—are more complicated than she'd anticipated. Her two teenagers are desperate for their mom, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband is throwing every obstacle he can in her way. Adding to the stress is the progress in technology, which has not only changed the music industry, but also the dating world. Is there room in the mix for Chris?

About the Author:
Mary Rowen loves music and is a Boston area mom to teenagers. All of her novels focus on women of various ages growing up, or at least becoming comfortable with themselves. Her essays have been anthologized and/or published on multiple blogs. Mary grew up in the Massachusetts Merrimack Valley, is a graduate of Providence College, and has worked as a teacher, writer, salesperson, and political canvasser. She firmly believes that all of those jobs provide good preparation for an aspiring writer.

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I was pleasantly surprised when reading Living by Ear and definitely recommend this book as a book to pick up and read this fall!  I have never read a book by Mary Rowen before and enjoy her character development and storyline.  The Author was able to keep me entertained from start to finish!  I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.

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Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and have not been influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post.


Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing!

mary rowen said...

Thank you, Jayda, for hosting and for this lovely review! --Mary Rowen

Jan said...

Mary is a lovely person - enjoyed her first novel very much and am looking forward to this one! Jan