Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giveaway & Review - The Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry

Book Summary from the author's website - Patti Callahan Henry

In The Perfect Love Song, Callahan Henry tells the story of Jimmy Sullivan, who has been living on the road with his brother, Jack, and their band The Unknown Souls. The road is Jimmy’s only home and music his only savior until he falls in love with a beautiful girl, Charlotte Carrington. Spending time with Charlotte inspires Jimmy to write a love song for her, which becomes an overnight sensation and is dubbed “The Perfect Love Song.”

As Jimmy finds himself caught up in the desire for fame and fortune, the genuine lyrics of the song are overshadowed by his career ambitions. He begins to lose touch with Charlotte and makes a decision to miss his brother’s wedding in Ireland for a chance to put on a show in New York City.

But on Christmas Eve Jimmy comes to a crossroads: Will he finally get the chance to perform on one of the biggest stages of his career?—or will he find his way back to his family, to Ireland…and to the love of his life, Charlotte?

My Review - 3 More Sugar Please
I will start with my favourite part of the book.  Every chapter started with a quote, all special in there own way, here is one I enjoyed and think represents the book perfectly.
Your story, your life, and your journey
all involve what came before you and
what comes after - all hints of who you are.
I found this book to be about an emotional issue but it was to light so I wasn't touched by the overall story.  I enjoyed the journey that Jimmy had to go through but it still feels unbelievable to me.  You may say well that is the point, it is a Holiday Story, a time for miracles but there was just 1 to many 'consequences'.  And overall I didn't feel like it was the Holiday's, specifically Christmas time.
I also didn't enjoy the it is The Perfect Love Song vs it is The Perfect Christmas Song, something about this bothered me.
For me it was a nice quick read, but I wanted more.
BTW - This book is gorgeously packaged, sweet cover.
Thanks to the Publisher for sharing with me.
Since it is a holiday book, the time of year to give, I will give the Harback book to a follower.  Just leave a comment with your email address.  I will use to choose next week Wednesday and send before the crazy Holiday mail starts.  International followers are welcome.


  1. Thanks for your honest review. I'm very curious about this story :)

  2. This sounds cute, but sorry to hear it was sort of a letdown. I find that a lot in romances - they are a lot of fun to read, but not the best books ever.

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  3. Sounds like a good story and appreciate your honest review of it.

  4. Thanks for an honest review and for sharing!

  5. The book sounds like a good one time read. Thank you!

  6. Due to your great review I want to be left wanting more. To me that is a good read when it does that. Thanks for the chance.


  7. I would love a chance to win this book. Sounds interesting.

    Thanks for the chance

  8. Great review! Too bad that it sounds like this book is not as good as it seems. It had potential but from what you wrote it seems like it fell short. I will probably keep this on my to-read list for a day, when I don't have another book to read. Or for one of those days when you just want a quick, light read. Thanks!

  9. Good, honest review. It's a shame it wasn't quite as good it sounded like it could be.


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