"This is one of those books that's so familiar, and filled with so much emotion, you'll be crawling for the door." ~Leigh Talbert Moore, author of The Truth About Faking and Rouge
If Jessica Bell could choose only one creative mentor, she'd give the role to Euterpe, the Greek muse of music and lyrics. This is not only because she currently resides in Athens, Greece, but because of her life as a thirty-something Australian-native literary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs she's written.
Being the daughter of a semi-famous rock 'n' roll duo from Melbourne, she grew up surrounded by song. For a while it seemed logical to travel the musician's path, especially when her first band, spAnk, hit it off in the Melbourne indie music scene back in the late 90s. Although she spent her years writing and recording dozens of songs she decided she also had a love for the written word, and began to pursue a career as a writer.
Visit her website for a full list of published works.
The book was easy to follow and flowed well. Kept me looking forward to the next time I was able to pick up the book. A life's journey one can relate to.Published 3 months ago by Fourpaws4me
Let me start this review by saying this book resonated with me hard, from the moment I picked it up. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nerine Dorman
A gripping and intense story which pulls you in and takes you on a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows.
It's gritty. It's in-your-face. The writing is honest and direct. Read more
This is the first novel I've read by Jessica Bell, but I've read and enjoyed some of her poetry and also her non-fiction books about writing, so I was already tuned in for her... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Debbie Young
Really liked the truth of emotion of Melody as she shared her thoughts throughout her difficult marriage and life. Read morePublished 17 months ago by DragonOne
Jessica Bell shares with the world what some mothers and wives struggle to deal with. Having been married for ten years and the mom of a 17, 9, and 5 year old, it is refreshingly... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sam
Although I did not always like what was going on in Melody's mind ( yes, I did find her to be selfish and shallow at times)I had a difficult time putting the book down. Read morePublished 18 months ago by alisa vulliet
Sometimes I read backwards. No, not right to left, but from an author's most recent work to the earliest. Read morePublished 23 months ago by R. D. Hartwell