Julie L. Cannon is a bestselling author, speaker and teacher. She believes that using your memories to write autobiographical fiction is both cathartic and powerful, and when Julie isn’t busy writing, she can be found leading memoir workshops, encouraging others to encourage others on this journey called Life. Julie has captured many awards in the ABA as well as the CBA. She loves growing flowers and listening to country music at her home off Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville, Georgia.
Her latest book is the Christian fiction novel, Twang.
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The songs Jennifer Clodfelter writes and sings aren’t from her imagination. With innocence and passion, Jenny pours the pain from her childhood into the lyrics of one Billboard Country hit after another. Her manager assures her that confronting formative years wrapped in violence and poverty is a necessary evil, part of the unstoppable force of her destiny to become a Country Music Diva. And for a while, little Jenny Cloud is in heaven. She basks in the spotlight on stage and the wild applause of her fans. But as she pours herself into writing more and more autobiographical songs, Jenny begins to find the emotional fallout is staggering. When she revisits a dark memory she thought was long-buried, she begins to seriously wonder if the high price she’s paying to write her hits is worth it. Jenny’s hairdresser, Tonilynn, sees the wounded little girl beneath the star’s on-stage smiles and she attempts to fix her broken spirit along with her hair by counseling Jenny to pour yet another long-repressed story of her father into a song. Is singing for her sanity a possibility in this instance? Would another hit song be therapy enough to reconcile Jenny and her dark past? Jenny Cloud faces the music with music.
My Thoughts On This Book!
With the title of this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Was it about something twangy tasting or what? Well I was pleasantly suprised to find out that it was about a country singer, one trying to start a career in country music. With her passion and determination, twenty-three-year-old Jennifer Clodfelter believes she is destined to be a country music star, so she strikes out to Nashville and tries to jump right in, but as usual she has a few setbacks. Twang was her song, one she wrote and recorded, hoping Nashville would jump at it.
Though we don’t have any famous family members in the music industry, our family, and especially my dad’s side of the family has a pretty good musical background and it was handed down to some of the rest of us, making this an interesting and very fun read. I enjoyed following Jennifer on her journey, a journey that was difficult and lonely much of the time, but Jennifer did meet a number of people that helped her on her journey. Jennifer was a character that really captured my heart from the beginning. And as the story develops, I really found myself cheering her on, wanting her to succeed. Julie Cannon pens a wonderful story in “Twang.” A story well written, with well developed characters that played their part in the story well. And I especially appreciate the way Ms. Cannon weaves faith in God in the story, making this a story of love and redemption.
This is just a wonderful read, one any fiction lover would thoroughly enjoy. I strongly encourage you to grab a copy for your own enjoyment.
I rec’d this book from Abingdon Press through PUYB blog tours. I was not
expected to give a positive review, only an honest one. The opinions in this
review are mine only.