Sunday, March 15, 2015

Aileen's Song (Sisters in Spirit #1) by Marianne Evans

Title: Aileen’s Song: Song of the Spirit (Sisters in Spirit #1)
Author: Marianne Evans
Pages: 106
Year: 2014
Publisher: Pelican Book Group
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this story through The Book Club Network and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     Aileen, Siobhan, Kassidy and Maeve – long ago they made a purity pledge to God and a friendship vow to one another. Now this quartet is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime…

     All her life, Aileen Brewer has dreamed of singing on stage and winning the heart of Liam Douglas. When she sings, she exudes confidence and charm. Away from the spotlight, she’s the sky, curvaceous woman who has always tried to maintain a sweet, Godly spirit despite her radical upbringing and a sense that she’s not quite good enough.

     During a music festival at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Aileen takes the stage with her three best friends, and Sisters in Spirit is born.

     Liam, a Christian record producer, is captivated by the wallflower of his youth who has blossomed into a magnetic performer. He champions a record deal, and a quest for Aileen’s heart begins, but can she find confidence enough to take command of the group…and accept Liam's love? Can Liam help her see the beauty of the woman she has become?

     Dreams just might come true in ways only God could orchestrate…

My review:

     This is a wonderfully sweet and pure romance.

     I absolutely love the main character, Aileen Brewer. She is surrounded by three very close girlfriends who look up to her as the leader of their group. We are introduced to this close-knit group of friends as they bind themselves in a purity pledge and a forever friendship vow. As they are doing this we are shown just how deep of a belief these girls have in God and their desire to honor Him. As the story progresses we see the faults and insecurities that Aileen struggles with. She is a very human woman and easy to relate to.

     The story that Aileen and her friends embark on is a very sweet and feel good story. The love story is simple and very clean. It is a delight to see how Aileen and Liam traverse the pathway of discovery. The road that Aileen and her friends travel is the stuff that fairy tales are made of.

     I’m giving this great little story a rating of 5-stars. I highly recommend it.

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