Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A Change in Tune

A Change in Tune JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Change in Tune by Ashley Rescot, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Change in TuneTitle: A Change in Tune

Series: The Strings of Sisterhood #1

Author: Ashley Rescot

Publisher: Rescot Creative

Release Date: September 15, 2021

Genre: Christian Romance, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult, Music Fiction

 My Review:

Ashley Rescot has written a lovely story about Victoria Pearson, an aspiring violinist. The story has a slow start but once it hits its stride, the pace makes it difficult to put down. 

Victoria is quite self-involved at the beginning of the story, constantly bickering with her sister, Adrienne. She is driven and has perfectionist tendencies, but does not quite connect with the music the way she needs to. She is completely oblivious that Jerry has feelings for her and does not appreciate what she has, with her attention and focus on bigger and better things. Victoria gets a wake-up call and her character has a lot of growth from that point on, and it is beautiful to watch how she overcomes the obstacles in her way.

Jerry is a wonderful cello player who is planning on going to medical school and giving up his dream of music. It is what his parents want for him and he does not want to disappoint them. As the story progresses we start to understand more why his mother especially wants it for him, but will Jerry have the courage to follow his dreams, or will he stick with the plan his parents have laid out for him?

A wonderful cast of characters rounds out this story. From Victoria's sisters, their friend Eddie, Dr. Chang, and the other musicians, the author has done a great job with world building. We understand the characters, what drives them, what has brought them to this point, and then we see growth. 

I do feel there were a few things that were not resolved, but overall the story is one that all music lovers will be able to relate to, especially anyone who is majoring in music. This young adult novel is a clean read and will leave you wondering who the next book in the series will focus on.

Thank you to JustReads and the author for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

★★★.5/5

Synopsis:

Violinist Victoria Pearson dreams of attending Johann Conservatory of Music in New York City for graduate school. As the oldest of five sisters, she hopes to escape her Midwestern college town and hectic family situation to fulfill her passion in life—music. But when she decides to participate in Belton University's Concerto competition to bolster her chances of acceptance, Victoria finds herself competing against her sister Adrienne and lifelong cellist friend Jerry Chang. This sets in motion a rivalry that questions the roles of sisterhood, friendship, and maybe love.

Victoria wants to maintain the rigors required of a professional classical musician without losing her family and friends, not to mention her sanity, in the process. The demands of her large family might hinder her ability to achieve her dreams. What sacrifices will she make to reach her goals, and are they worth the cost? A new, twenty-first-century generation of little women takes the stage in A Change in Tune.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ashley Rescot 

Ashley Rescot is a professional violinist, educator, writer, and Fulbright Scholar. An aficionado of music, pedagogy, family, faith, and language, she writes about her life as a musician. With degrees in both music and literature, she hopes her stories will inspire the next generation of musicians, encourage music professionals, and educate others about the exciting world of music.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(4) winners will receive a print copy of A Change in Tune plus ONE of the following stories featuring a violin: The Main Dish by Victoria Kimble, A Note Yet Unsung by Tamara Alexander, A Song Unheard by Roseanna White, or Night Song by Tricia Goyer.

A Change in Tune JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 21, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 28, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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8 comments:

  1. I enjoy books about music, and this one sounds very good. Great review Cindy!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, I enjoy books about music too, but haven't come across a lot of them!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love reviewing :)

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  3. My kind of read.
    Marion

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