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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Carry Yourself Back To Me by Deborah Reed

Carry Yourself Back to MeCarry Yourself Back to Me
Published by Amazon Encore
Available September 20, 2011

Song writer and performer Annie Walsh has plenty of material in her everyday life, the songs should just be pouring out of her.  Her lover has left her for another woman, her family is a mess and her career is going nowhere fast, but the lyrics are not flowing. Annie escapes into her home on the edge of a lush Florida tangelo grove with her dog, Detour, trying to forget about the love she has lost to another.  She spends her days picking fruit and sanding every piece of wood in her home down to the bare grain. But thoughts of Owen are forever on her mind.

All of the sudden her solitary life is completely disrupted when he brother because the prime suspect in a horrendous murder. Her life is turned upside down as she has to deal with issues from her past, trying to cope in the present and not even thinking about the future.

 My Thoughts
I enjoyed Carry Yourself Back to Me.  This author is extremely talented, not only is the main character a song writer but Deborah Reed has written the story is such a way that it flows much the same way a song does.  Whether she is describing a sunrise or her character's turmoil it has a melodic feeling and rhythm.  We travel back and forth in time with Annie revealing secrets, thoughts, fears and the writing seems effortless. The only thing I would have changed about this book was I would have completely cut the last chapter. After the wonderfully written story it would have been nice for a change to be left wondering a little. 

This author also writes suspense fiction under the name Audrey Braun. I reviewed her book A Small Fortune back in July and I loved it so much I gave it fifteen stars, well I would have if I could. No matter what name she writes under this author is a gifted storyteller with a bright future.  I anxiously await more of her work.

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