If you’ve read my blog since I first began blogging then it would come as no surprise that I am a huge Allison Winn Scotch fan. Her newest The Song Remains the Same releases on April 12 and is again another beautifully written novel that I enjoyed immensely. I read Allison’s first book The Department of Lost & Found (loved this one!) when I first started blogging (my review) and then I went on to read Time of My Life (my review), and finally The One That I Want (my review) just last year. Her books never fail to captivate me from the very first page and I can easily say I’ll be a fan for life.
In The Song Remains the Same we meet Nell who is one of only two survivors of a plane crash. When Nell awakens in the hospital the past 30 some years of her life have disappeared. She has no memory of who she is or more importantly who she was. She is left to rely on her family and friends for clues as to what she did previously, who she was, and even more just what her past was like. More and more though Nell is finding that these people, the very ones she should be able to depend on, may not be telling her the whole truth – the truth she so desperately needs to know.
As Nell is recovering she meets Anderson, a movie star, who was the other survivor on the plane. They become friends and he seems to be one person she can rely on for the truth but as other things come to light about her and her past, Nell becomes increasingly disillusioned with everyone else. Even more Nell has trouble with her own image. She doesn’t like the person it seems she used to be which, in her mind, seemed to be dull, dull, and more dull. Nell looks at what happened as a second chance to do things over and become her new, fabulous self and to enjoy life more.
Yet along the way there are many stumbling blocks; the main one being the quest to uncover just who she used to be and understand why so many things are being hidden from her about her father and her husband. What she discovers is that while your past may form who you are, you still have a choice of who you ultimately want to be. Nell’s journey is one of forgiveness and moving on to find out who you were truly meant to be.
I really enjoyed The Song Remains the Same. It made me think about how it would feel to wake up and not remember a thing especially about who I am or who I’ve been or, for that matter, who I want to be. It would be confusing and terrifying all at once. Add to that people who continue to lie to you and hide things from you and you’re left with no one to trust or depend on. So much of who we are comes from our memories. For Nell her memory loss is a chance to change who she was. Would you want to change who you are? I wouldn’t want to lose my memory but I sure wouldn’t mind a second chance to do things over in a better way.
I read The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch for her book tour with TLC Book Tours. Be sure to stop by and see what bloggers are saying on the other tour stops for Allison. You can find Allison on her website, blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Your own copy of The Song Remains the Same can be purchased here in the US and here in Canada.
I have 2 copies of The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch to share with my readers. I’m going to do the giveaway slightly different this time – one copy is to US and Canada and one copy will be open to my international readers only. So many giveaways aren’t open internationally so I’d like to improve the odds of someone international getting to win this time around. To enter…
- For 1 entry simply leave me a comment to enter the giveaway. Be sure to let me know if you’re international please as your entries will be separate!
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, thank you and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word!
- For 4 entries, follow me on Networked Blogs. Click here to be taken directly there. Log in to your Facebook account and click Follow. Thanks!
This giveaway is open internationally! One copy to US & Canada and one copy to International entrants (no PO boxes). I will draw for the winners on Saturday, April 28/12. Good luck!
Source: Review copy received from TLC Book Tours and Putnam Adult via NetGalley. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.