Lost Melody

Lost Melody The beautiful piano sitting in the corner of Jill King s apartment begs to be played For over a year it has sat untouched ever since a terrible accident shattered Jill s ambition of becoming a conce

  • Title: Lost Melody
  • Author: Lori Copeland Virginia Smith
  • ISBN: 9780310289869
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • The beautiful piano sitting in the corner of Jill King s apartment begs to be played For over a year, it has sat untouched, ever since a terrible accident shattered Jill s ambition of becoming a concert pianist The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her dream.But another dream is about to come to life an unexpected, horrifying dThe beautiful piano sitting in the corner of Jill King s apartment begs to be played For over a year, it has sat untouched, ever since a terrible accident shattered Jill s ambition of becoming a concert pianist The ragged scar on her left hand is a cruel and constant reminder of the death of her dream.But another dream is about to come to life an unexpected, horrifying dream that will present Jill with a responsibility she never wanted And choices she never wanted to make.Hundreds of lives depend on Jill s willingness to warn her small, oceanside town in Nova Scotia of a nameless, looming disaster But doing so could cost Jill her reputation, jeopardize the political career of the man she loves, and ruin their plans for a future together.The fate of an entire community hangs in the balance as Jill wrestles with the cost of heeding one still, small voice.

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    1. This turned out to be one of those books I couldn’t put down until I’d finished it. This is not one of those feel-good romance novels where everything works out all pretty and you can predict the journey page-by-page. A smattering of the supernatural and some situations that don’t wrap up nicely with a bow on top, made this a story that drew me in and wouldn’t let me go. The main character is believable, a deep-thinking young lady who is at a powerful crossroads in her life--emotionally, [...]

    2. This book was un-put-down-able! To start off with, we have a totally lovely and lovable main character that you are rooting for the entire time, even when you're not sure if she's gone completely crazy. She's wonderfully flawed and fragile after an accident that has robbed her of her health and a promising career as a concert pianist. You just ache for her and everything that she's lost. But added to the complications of feeling her way out of the haze of physical and emotional pain, she's got a [...]

    3. Wow. I'd heard from friends that they just couldn't put this book down, and they were totally right. Not because it's some kind of wild action story with a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter, but because the tension builds slowly toward a disaster almost no one in the story believes will happen. It doesn't matter that you're pretty sure Jill, the main character, will survive; the question is, will anyone else? More importantly, is Jill going to be strong enough to hold fast to her belief un [...]

    4. The first book completed for my 2016 reading challenge. A book near or about the sea. This book takes place in a town called Seaside Cove in Nova Scotia. A nice, quick romance. This one started out a bit slowly but grabbed me as I got into it.

    5. Jillian King was a gifted concert pianist until an accident damaged her left hand. She’s spent the past year grieving and afraid to touch her piano. When she and her fiancé, Glen Bradford, decide on a Christmas wedding (one month away) and her grandmother sets her up with two piano students, the stress is enough to give anyone nightmares.But Jill’s nightmare is realistic and recurring: fire and cold, a disaster that will devastate the small community of Seaside Cove where she lives. Is she [...]

    6. I enjoyed the concept of this story and the underlying romantic elements. I also enjoyed the theme that true love sticks with someone during hard times. I think it's interesting that several stories have popped up this year that have similar themes of visions, dreams etc. being given to people. That said, the story had some compelling undertones. If we felt like God was telling us to warn people, would we keep silent in order to save ourselves from looking like we were nuts? That's a tough quest [...]

    7. When Ginny emailed me and asked if I would be an influencer for her book I jumped at the opportunity. I have found her books to be enjoyable, whether they are a “love” story or a mystery her stories are well written and engaging. I haven’t read anything by Lori Copeland, but had seen many positive reviews on her books. I got what I expected and more.It was very easy for me to relate with Jill King. Her dreams crashed in a subway accident in the previous year. She loves Greg Bradford and wa [...]

    8. Title: LOST MELODYAuthors: Lori Copeland and Virginia SmithPublisher: ZondervanNovember 2011ISBN: 9780310289869Genre: Inspirational/women’s fictionJill King is a talented concert pianist. She’s on her way to play at Carnegie Hall, when a subway accident takes her career from her in one unexpected blow. Now, a year later, Jill is living in Nova Scotia. She is thankful that she is alive and that she still has the love of her life, Greg, but still bitter that she lost the ability to play the pi [...]

    9. More than I expected! I expected a general story, but it sucked me in from the very beginning. Jill is just a character that I didn't expect to like so much, but with her honest attitude you find yourself holding your breath alongside her, seeing what will come of her prediction/warning.Jill is an on the rise piano player, who was injured in a subway accident and hasn't played the piano since. She moved back home to the town of Seaside Cove and has basically hidden. Then all of the sudden close [...]

    10. I absolutely LOVED this book. The main character is a talented and intelligent young woman recovering from a tragic accident that robbed her of her dream of being a concert pianist. Just as she is turning the corner on her recovery, and moving from victim to overcomer, she begins to have disturbing dreams of a tragic accident. While others believe that it's PTSD, Jill knows that it's morea God given dream of warning to the people of her town. How can she warn them without looking like a crazy wo [...]

    11. Lost Melody is a simply wonderful story about not giving up or giving in AND to always believe! Believe that God has an ultimate purpose and a plan. Jill feels like a washed out has been. great concert pianist to painful nightmares and scars. All which came in a split second. But she still remembers the stranger who told her that God would not let the dream die. Jill lives with her feisty seventy-nine year old, soon to be eighty-year old, grandma. A grandma who lives and loves life with the pass [...]

    12. Addictiveness ❤❤❤❤Originality ✯✯✯Detail ♢♢Story/Plot ✪✪✪Characters ♡♡Memorable✿✿Likeness to recommend to others✤✤✤Overall Score ✰✰✰This one took me awhile to get into, but once I did I found myself wanting to continue on and on. That being said, I don't necessarily feel this is one I will remember the details or plot of months from now. The characters were fairly well developed and their interactions could rile me up (especially Greg & Rowena). I d [...]

    13. This is a really good book. The book starts with an accident that affects Jill's ambition of becoming a concert pianist. She finds it hard to even look at the piano as it reminds her of what shes lost. Greg is her boyfriend who wants to regenerate the area to bring in more tourists. Jill has a dream that she cant shake and feels she has to do something but it could cost her her boyfriend, reputation and her future. I love the way this book came together. The last half of the book I just wanted t [...]

    14. Jill King's shining career as a concert pianist died a painful death when a subway crash severely injured her left hand. As she lay in the wreckage next to a mysterious, dying stranger, he promised her that God would not take away her dream.But He did.Jill's trying to survive, making every attempt to bury her bitterness and move on. And she's making progress, until a terrifying dream changes her life and makes her doubt her own sanity. When she finally accepts the dream as a warning of overwhelm [...]

    15. Almost a year ago Jill was injured in a subway accident in New York. She had dreamed of playing at Carnegie Hall, but the injury to her hand has meant she hasn't touched a piano since the accident. She's been living with her grandmother in the small Nova Scotia town where she grew up. Her boyfriend Greg, a local lawyer, is running for town council and ready to get serious about their relationship.But Jill starts having a dream, over and over again, to the point she is afraid to go to sleep. Her [...]

    16. Jill is a pianist who dreams of becoming well known for her gift of playing the piano beatifully. Her dream is cut short when she has a terrible accident that keps her from playing the way she once did. She begins to have dreams that tell of doom and destruction of her hometown. She feels so compelled to share this news with the people in her hometown so she can save them, unlike others she was not able to save in the terrible accident. Few people believe her tale and just chalk it up to posttra [...]

    17. Lori Copeland and Virginia Smith did a great job penning Lost Melody. They did a great job of combining drama, humor and suspense. I especially love the 'Real Romance' between Jill and Greg. You see and feel all the doubts and fears that Greg has about Jill and her dream and he chooses to love her through it all anyway.I received the book in the mail on a Friday Afternoon, by Saturday morning I finished it. And when I say Saturday morning, I mean, the wee hours of the morning. There was no putti [...]

    18. Jill's dream of becoming a concert pianist comes to an abrupt end when her hand is injured in a subway accident. She is putting her life back together when she is haunted by another dream. In this dream are disaster, destruction, and death. She feels compelled to warn the townspeople, but gets a mixed reaction--some who believe and prepare to evacuate and those who think she's crazy. Her fiance must also choose whether to believe Jill and put his political campaign in jeopardy or to turn his bac [...]

    19. This book was so very unlike anything I’ve read before… and I loved every minute of it!Still putting her life back together after a terrible accident, Jill begins having a very disturbing dream. A sense of urgency leads her to question whether the dreams could be from God – or are they merely a product of her subconscious? And is she ready to put everything she holds dear on the line on the off chance that the dream is real?This book was so thought provoking and I love it when a fiction bo [...]

    20. Well I guess my review would depend on if I am reviewing it as a Christian book or just a book. I would say that in the genre of Christian reading it definitely held its own. I enjoyed reading it overall but felt it was a little stilted at times and the depth that I look for in a great book just wasn't there. He main character was very like able but none of the other characters involved me at all.

    21. I felt betrayed by this book. I thought it was to be about the struggle of a concert pianist with the loss of her music when her hand is injured. In reality, that had very little to do with a very twisted, belabored story that took its place. To me it seemed a formulaic, tortured, belabored and unrealistic premise that very little to do her having been a musician. The author could have presented exactly the same story with her having had any kind of past.

    22. Read this one for our book club this month, and read it very quickly and enjoyed it. This book has the main character having a prophetic dream and 1/2 the town listening and 1/2 the town thinking she is crazy. I won't tell you the end of the story, but normally this type of story line would not interest me, but it sucked me in! I had trouble stopping when I started reading. It didn't hurt that the main character was a pianist!!

    23. LOST MELODY definitely made me think. It was a story of love and how one can overcome tragedy. The characters were very believable and I found myself loving the main character Jill. The story developed at a great pace with an ending that I didn’t expect. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.Rating: 4Reviewed by: KellyR

    24. I admit it took me three time to start this one. IN the end I used a gift card to purchase it to read on my kindle. I started slow, and for me kind of dark. I guess it was meant to. I knew from other Lori Copeland books she was deep and took some getting into to read. This one was no different. I did enjoy the undertone of visions in all forms. It was a special book.

    25. I have always loved the humor and writing of Lori Copeland. This book was a bit of a diversion from her normal style. Having said that, I really loved the book and the story. I was reticent to finish the book, at the beginning. However, I continued to read (listen) to the story and found that it contained a very potent message for us all. Well Done.

    26. This book kept me going until the very last page! Well written - it's definitely a page turner you won't be able to put down! Although some might find the story of someone 'prophesying' a future event disturbing, this book keeps the events down to earth and realistic. I never felt uncomfortable about the story, but instead was focused on knowing what was going to happen! Such a thriller!

    27. This was a random pick and I was surprisingly pleased. I think this was another Christian book, though I didn't realize it when I picked it. I like books that rely on the characters faith. I don't think I have ever hoped so much for something bad to happen. I won't say whether it did or not, but I loved Greg. They both certainly deserve each other. I thought this was a great story.

    28. I'll definately be looking for more from this author. I was wary of the idea of a disaster on it's way, and I wondered if I would find any of it "believable," but it most certainly was! The story kept me interested from page 1 until the end! Enjoy, fellow book worms!

    29. Good, captivating read. I enjoyed this story and hoped the event would happen for Jill's sake. I also enjoyed the religious background in the characters' lives. The happenings in their lives was very realistic, the dynamics between them were well written.

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