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Sing Me An Old Song [Kindle Edition]

Morgan James
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is the tale of a Southern ghost, Mavis Banks Book, who returns to her beloved Atlanta home on a fine spring day in 1996, ten years after her funeral. It is also the story of Niki Banks and Jack Rainwater, unlikely and unwilling roommates in Mavis’ house. And finally, it is the story of a city-sized stray dog of unrecognizable heritage that appears in a terrifying thunderstorm. All four are offered a chance, a last chance, and it will take a friend with a fondness for Vodka martinis, the ability to see the past through new eyes, and the courage to take a risk for each to accept that chance, and to hold on to it.

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About the Author

Morgan James is also the author of the Promise McNeal mystery series. A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, for many years, Ms. James now makes her home in Western North Carolina.

Product Details

  • File Size: 644 KB
  • Print Length: 301 pages
  • Publisher: The Malabar Front (May 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CZC00VA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #887,253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Morgan James June 6, 2013
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This is a masterful book that is interwoven with early Atlanta history, supernatural elements with the spirit of Mavis and very complex main characters. Only a very talented artist could have pulled off such a tale successfully. Thanks to James it was all believable and fun to read. And then to top it off there is Bingo a three legged dog. Most times this would have added an unnecessary triteness to a story but not this time. I sure hope there is a sequel. RRG
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating May 29, 2013
By Poppy
What an enjoyable story. I was immediately drawn to the character, Mavis, and her story. Morgan James does an excellent job of moving us in and out of the past to fill in the details and create a captivating tale. Mavis brings Niki and Jack together and then watches them struggle to understand themselves and each other, adding in her ghostly appearances and thoughts to stir up things. You will want to find out what happens and follow these characters along their way. I highly recommend this book and look forward to more appearances from Mavis and more writing from Morgan James.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet surprise May 31, 2013
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This Atlanta based "sweet" story brought sniffles over the dog;
and the hopes and needs of the characters and their visitors from above.
IF you want a peek at early Atlanta and what it was to be "lost then found";
please read this book...It is beautiful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atlanta Evoked November 11, 2013
As a former Atlantan, I really enjoyed the author's ability to evoke vivid recollections of the city I called home for nine years. The Mavis character also brought back fond memories of three remarkable "Atlanta Born, Atlanta Bred" grand ladies who became my friends. Though each of their backgrounds and life circumstances differs substantially from Mavis, there's that strong "steel magnolia" thread that is common to each. Thanks for a good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes we think we know people. April 28, 2014
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Aunt Mavis leaves her home to her nephew and great-niece when she dies. Jack and Niki both want the house but not to share. Aunt Mavis is still a presence in the house but neither of them see her or acknowledge they feel her presence. Jack gives Niki some old memoirs that Mavis wrote. The things she finds in them are unexpected and upsetting. This is a book about secrets and choices and the truth that life is not a straight path. Is the past is best left alone or is it better to know? You judge. Interesting read that drug a little in the middle but I am glad I finished it as it was worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars realistic characters plus a whimsical ghost January 8, 2014
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This book was an entertaining mixture of very realistic characters and historically accurate Atlanta setting with the whimsical addition of a family ghost. It was a great light read during my Georgia vacation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read December 6, 2013
The interwoven elements between the past and the present, the dead and the living, were handled fluidly by the author. It is easy to be drawn in and intrigued by the juxtapositions. Perhaps the highest praise is simply that by the end, I wanted more, yet was satisfied just the same.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remembering the past November 11, 2013
Sing Me An Old Song

I normally do not connect with the supernatural, but this is a great book
with a great story about a ghost named Mavis and some close family members.
Ms. James did an excellent job connecting me to Mavis. I can identify with
alot of this history but most of this is too far back in the past. I truly
enjoyed all of this book even the superntural part. I like quick reading books
with a great story, but then I am sorry it comes to an end so quickly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
Such a good story, filled with family history ....
Characters to care about ...
Endings and new beginnings...
Just lovely.
Published 3 months ago by belle mere
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This is the best book I've read in a while...kept your interest right up to the last word! I highly recommend it
Published 9 months ago by Sharon E. Ogden
4.0 out of 5 stars Spirits Among Us
SING ME AN OLD SONG - Morgan James

This novel is set in Atlanta, GA during the mid 1990s. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Kathleen M. Lucey
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely entwining of past and present
'Ghost' themed novels aren't usually my cup of tea, but I decided to give this one a try because I've enjoyed Morgan James' other books. Very glad I gave it a try. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Pamela M
3.0 out of 5 stars Light reading
More a romance than I usually read. The point of view did add something to the presentation. I did finish it.
Published 13 months ago by teleflink
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
Great read! I looked forward to reading it every night, story moved along nicely and kept me engaged till the end!
Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book
I didn't know what to expect from this book but was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't "corny" at all. Written with a wonderfully mature style. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Denise Hutter
5.0 out of 5 stars Lyrical
What other reviewers have said, and: What I loved most was the lyrical feel of the words. I don't what word to use to describe it better. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Elayne Doue
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
While I have been enjoying Morgan James' "Promise McNeal" mysteries for the last few years, "Sing Me an Old Song" is more typical of books I choose. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Patsy
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More About the Author

Morgan James was born in middle Georgia and called Atlanta home for many years. After writing for newspapers,magazines, professional publications,and training manuals as part of the necessary, pay-check-world, she has returned to her love of telling the stories of the human heart. James is the author of the Promise McNeal mysteries, Quiet The Dead, Quiet Killing,and Quiet Hearts, and the contemporary Southern novel, Sing Me An Old Song. Her work has been called: "...everything a Southern mystery should be." Fans may follow her at and on Goodreads.

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