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A Song For Josh (Drifters) [Kindle Edition]

Susan Rodgers , Sarah Elizabeth Murphy , Alanna Munro
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Music has the power to heal.

Discovered while busking on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Jessie Wheeler – once a teen runaway from Prince Edward Island - is now a popular singer-songwriter and actor. On the day her boyfriend Charlie proposes, he kicks an estranged friend - actor Josh Sawyer - out of his Club. Jessie sees something of herself reflected in Josh’s sorrowful chocolate brown eyes – a deep loneliness and angst. When a part on Josh’s new television series Drifters becomes available, Jessie can’t resist the temptation, despite the fact that taking the part threatens her engagement to Charlie. When a past nemesis, Deuce McCall, makes a tragic appearance in the city, Jessie’s turbulent past catches up with her, threatening any chance she has at a true and sustainable love.

A Song For Josh is a simple sweet story about hope and love, and the power of music to heal. Through Josh and Jessie’s story we learn that all of us damaged souls are indeed lovable, even when we are quite certain we are not.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1572 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bluemountain Entertainment; 2 edition (September 4, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EZQ6OB4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,039 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book March 14, 2013
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Impressive writing, especially for a first time author. I love the relationship between Jesse and Josh. Looking forward to the next book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! October 14, 2013
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I absolutely love this book and the next 2 in the series as well. I read all 3 in 2 days! It was the type of story that I had to know what came next and I cannot wait until the next book is out!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh November 2, 2013
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Ok story. Too many times the author would provide unnecessary information. Did I really need to know the character loved her vintage red mustang EVERY time she drove it? Or where the granite countertop came from? This reader felt those and other details made the story difficult to read and also felt weren't relevant to the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic, Heartfelt and Angsty! Just My Kind Of Read! September 6, 2013
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A Song For Josh is the first book in the Drifters series and is a Drama/Contemporary Romance written by Susan Rodgers.

4 Heartfelt Aching Stars!

The Review:
A Song For Josh is a remarkable yet sorrowful story of one girls incredible sojourn in a hostile world of grief and sorrow and her skillful attempt to free herself through the gift of music and second chances. I completely enjoyed this read with all its angsty emotions, well crafted imagery and noteworthy characters.

Characters...
Jessie's Story...
Jessie is an accomplished singer songwriter and actress with a tumultuous past. At age seven, her father introduces her to the joys of music as he shares his talents and knowledge. He is her only confidant in a house with a jealous and miserly mother. After her father died when she was twelve, her life spiraled down a dark and gritty path as she tried to survive a childhood unprotected by the one person who should have given everything to keep her safe. Escaping home at age fourteen, she embarks on a desolate journey that takes her into the seedy world of prostitution, homelessness and though she doesn't succumb to the addiction herself, she is surrounded by drugs that seem to evade the life choices of those around her. At age sixteen, she meets two likeminded people, Sandy and Rachel, and collectively, they forge the roads of friendship, banding together to survive. Sandy is her first true love but after a short respite, something twisted and insidious happens, sending Jessie fleeing once again to the lonely streets she once called home.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The story is contemporary with a tragic storyline about a runaway teen who makes it as a singer and becomes a celebrity.

Death, abuse, rape, drugs, infidelity and murder, Jessie has seen it all and has lived through it. But even though life has handed her lemons she's made lemonade. She is one of the few runaways that actually made it and her father is to thank for it. Her mother was worthless, and her boyfriend was a chauvinistic cheating pig, which she stood by and allowing him to treat her in that manner for eight years!!!; one of the few and main reasons I found Jessie objectionable.

The story felt a little distant; maybe because of the POV it didn't seem very personal. To me it read more like a biography that someone else was telling about another person's life. I'm not used to reading stories in this POV it threw me off and it took me longer to get into. In fact, it took me about a month to finish the book, when I usually finished a book of this size in about a weekend. The plot was not bad but it didn't have enough for me to say, it was good and a must read. There weren't enough details in several areas and it seems that the story was rushed; it left me with needing more details to make it flow better. I did find a few sections that I found attention grabbing and enjoyed but not enough to make it worth the time I spent on it.

I didn't care too much for the main character Jessie, as I've mentioned earlier, even thought she should have gotten all my sympathy for the hand that life had dealt her, but she didn't. I was detached and without feelings for her. However, I felt a greater deal more emotion for the male character in the story, Josh.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion and review.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me... March 8, 2014
By J Moore
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This wasn't my style of novel - I found it bland and contrived. Read it as part of a book club and, after getting half way through the book, decided to jump to the last couple of chapters as I didn't have the patience for the plot or the characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story December 17, 2013
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Cute story, kind of predictable. Fast read. If your looking for a summer time romance, this is it. I'm glad it was on $0.99.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It November 27, 2013
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I loved A Song For Josh and was so glad to read the others right behind each other, Loved what Jessie did for Josh from the beginning.All three Drifters were so intense, I just love it so very much and very happy that Josh and Jessie came back together.
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More About the Author

Susan Rodgers' first novel A Certain Kind of Freedom was a Finalist in the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia Atlantic Writing Awards for unpublished manuscripts. She has recently completed the first three books of her series Drifters. She is also writing a second independent novel, Seasmoke. An independent filmmaker as well as writer, Susan is currently shooting her first Feature Documentary, The Healing Place. Owner / Operator of Bluemountain Entertainment and Bended Branch Pictures, she is an Honors graduate of Vancouver Film School. Susan won four awards for her period short film Bobby's Peace, has produced another period short, Dreamers, and recently shot her first comedy short, The New Neighbours. Susan also has a web series online, A Time To Drum, which can be screened at vimeo.com. Formerly a Museum Curator, Susan lives with her partner Stephen and her cat Oliver in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and makes frequent trips to Vancouver to visit her Singer / Songwriter / Barista son Christopher.

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