ARC Review: Jane’s Harmony by Ryan Winfield

Posted August 14, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 9 Comments

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ARC Review: Jane’s Harmony by Ryan Winfield
Jane's Harmony
by Ryan Winfield

4.5 Stars

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Released: August 5th 2014
Series: Jane's Melody #2
Published by Atria
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
 

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Their story is sweet, heartfelt and definitely romantic.” ~ Under the Covers

After reading Janes Melody, getting to this book was just a must. I needed to read more of Jane and Caleb’s journey to their happy-ever-after. Winfield did a wonderful job giving this couple what they truly deserved. Their story is sweet, heartfelt and definitely romantic.  If you haven’t read the first installment, Jane’s Melody yet, I would recommend reading that first. Though this can be a stand alone, you won’t want to miss how this couple got to this point of their lives. It truly is an uplifting story.

Jane’s Harmony takes off right after Jane’s Melody had ended. Jane had just given up everything to find Caleb and they had just found each other. It was such a risky move and I cringed at the thought but really, she had nothing to lose and only to gain. Caleb accepted her with open arms, of course. It didn’t take long for them to get reacquainted, but this time it’s living in Caleb’s world.

As with any relationship, it will take its course to get to the next level. Where Caleb didn’t care before, he now cares for what he wants to do with the rest of his life. Not only that he wants to be with Jane, he wants to be a better man for her. He wants to provide and definitely start a family. With Jane’s support, Caleb will have to try to live out his dream to be an artist. He enters a singing contest hoping for a career in the industry. Win or not, the question is, can their relationship handle the fame? Trust will be their biggest battle.

It wasn’t an easy journey for Caleb and Jane. They did go through hardships but through it, you had a sense of assurance that despite the temptations around them, their love is rock solid. I am amazed with Jane, she is one confident lady. Her trust in Caleb was unrelenting. Despite outside issues that could easily ruin their relationship, she continued to trust and support him. And while Caleb was away, she stayed behind and worked on getting her life back on track. Truly an amazing woman.

I enjoyed this book just as much as Jane’s Harmony. We get more of Caleb’s POV and hearing his voice was such a delight. He is loveable, very honest, and a true gentleman, not to forget he is hot has hell. The hint of “rock star” theme to the book made him even sexier. Winfield was not shy to give the same amount of steam in this book as Jane’s Harmony. I can’t help imagining Caleb as Maroon Five’s Adam Levine. I thought it was fitting especially with the reality music/game show. I almost wish there was more to thier story.  But alas, they get thier HEA and that’s where it will stay.

As far as I know, Jane’s Melody is the end of Jane and Caleb’s story. Per Goodreads, there is a third installment of this series but I don’t think it’s about Jane and Caleb. I believe Windfield is currently working on a standalone. I’m hoping for another romance. I will be on the look out for this author’s upcoming work for sure.

*ARC provided by publisher

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Jane's Melody
Book 1
JANES HARMONY
BOOK 2

Jane’s Melody: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Jayne’s Harmony: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads

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About Ryan Winfield

Hi, I'm Ryan Winfield. I'm a 39-year-old writer living in Seattle. Author of the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Jane's Melody: A Novel, South of Bixby Bridge, and The Park Service Trilogy. I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you here or on Facebook

I've been asked why I write. I write because I remember.

I remember waking up to snow. Great buckets of it poured from the gray skies and blanketing everything in quiet white. I remember racing to dress, struggling with my boots. "Here, don't forget your mittens." I remember the soft thump of that first footstep in the cold and virgin powder, the tracks looking back, foghorns blowing on the mist-covered bay. I feel the canvas paper bag cutting into my shoulders, the weight of Sunday's headlines heavy on my mind. I see the trees bowed with armloads of white, as if to curtsey my passing. I remember rubber bands and ink stained hands. A car spun sideways in a ditch. Always a car. Then barking dogs, a distant chainsaw. Freckles throwing fastballs that hurt for the cold of them on my neck. I remember snowmen, and igloos, and icy trails through the white and wondrous woods. And I remember sweet Mrs. Johnson waiting at her door. The smell of Avon powder, her thin smile, an envelope pressed into my palm--ten dollars and a peppermint candy cane thank you. Evening now. I remember running downtown--Salvation Army bells, white lights strung in sidewalk trees, bundled shoppers bent against the wind. I remember the heavy door, the warmth, the wood. The bookstore! Smells of paper and leather and ink. Walls of worlds bound and waiting for me to read.

Nothing has affected me as much as reading has. Dickens, Tolkien, and Lewis raised me. And while I've walked through my own hell, made my own mistakes, and found my own redemption, always there have been books. Books to help me escape, books to teach me when to stay and fight, books to help me see where I've been wrong and where I've been right.

I write because I remember. And I write because I still dream.

 

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

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Thanks for the review, I bought book 1 when it was self published but haven’t read yet.

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Amy, Both books are great reads. I hope you like them! ~Angela

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Thanks Timitra. =) ~Angela

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great review angela!

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THanks Elizabeth! ~Angela

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Thanks for the review Angela

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I’m not familiar with this author. Great review.

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This a new to me series Angela, I have not heard of it before now. Interesting, I’m curious about reading a romance written by opposite sex 🙂
Thank you, I have to check the first book out.

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