{Book Review |Giveaway} Gideon Lee by Lisa Orchard

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{Book Review |Giveaway} Gideon Lee by Lisa OrchardGideon Lee by Lisa Orchard
(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by esKape Press on October 21st 2014
Genres: Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eARC
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Amazon four-stars
Lark Singer’s relationship with her mother is prickly to say the least. As she enters a musical competition that could launch her career, Lark also searches for answers her mother would rather keep hidden. Throw into the mix the fact her best friend Bean has been acting strangely, and Lark finds herself launched into uncharted territory. Will her quest for answers sabotage her musical aspirations?

Troubled teen.  Mother by first name only.  Fatherless.  Very few friends.   Talented.  Committed to her passion.  Committed to her love of music.  This is Lark’s world.  This is Lark’s story.  She lives a life of stressful situations.  School cliques that she is not a member of.  But what is close to her heart is her Gibson guitar, Stevie and especially Bean.  Her partners  in the realm of music.  Music is what they make when life appears rough.  Music makes the troubles disappear, even if only for a few moments.  With each page there are secrets.  Secrets being held strongly by characters that are bound to never let them go.  Lark is determined to find out about the identity of her father and find out what is truly troubling her close friend Bean.  With all that is going on, the tight group sticks together, preparing to play their music for all to hear.

Gideon Lee is a story about identity and discovery.  Author Lisa Orchard creates a story that is filled with mystery, along with hints of pure emotion.  The writing is descriptive throughout.  Although I understand why Gideon Lee is important to the main character Lark, I must admit, that his role as the overall title was a bit misleading.  I hoped that there would be more storyline regarding him.  Maybe there will be more of a connection in the next novel of the series.

Nevertheless, Ms. Orchard has created a character that pulls you in to the life of Lark.  Wanting to know if she makes it in life.  Does life get better?  Does music change her forever?   This is a new series that surely will be one to hold on to until the very end.

Deitre


 

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About Lisa Orchard

Lisa Orchard

I am the oldest of four children and grew up in a small town in Western Michigan. I grew up reading mysteries, starting with “The Bobbsey Twins” and “The Nancy Drew” series.

By fifth grade I was writing my own mysteries and illustrating them as well. I’ve always known that I wanted to be a writer and I tucked that little piece of information into the back of my brain; determined to take it out and use it when it was time.

After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree, I landed a sales job. I was on my way! After spending 13 years in the Insurance industry, I met my husband. We soon married and had two beautiful boys. I decided to stay home with my kids. A tough decision, but one I don’t regret.

I did, however, miss the hustle and bustle of work – and working toward a goal. That is when the little voice inside my brain said, “It’s time to write.”

So I did, and “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer” was born, followed by my new book, “The Super Spies and the High School Bomber.”

I am very excited as I begin this new “chapter” in my life.

10 Responses to “{Book Review |Giveaway} Gideon Lee by Lisa Orchard”

  1. Mai Tran

    Sometimes, I find my own feeling in the lyric of songs. The right music can set the mood to the whole day for me.

  2. Diane Elizabeth

    Music can move me through time and remind me of different moments in my life.

  3. Rita Wray

    My parents loved music so I grew up listening to it. I am a huge fan of all kinds of music and have a huge selection of CD’s.

  4. Victoria

    Music is an amazing force because it is only sounds and words. The sounds and words of a beautiful song can make you feel some of the deepest emotions and take you back to places you may have forgotten. There’s nothing else in the world like good music!!!

  5. Anita Yancey

    I like the way music always makes me feel like dancing, and lets me think anything is possible. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  6. Lee Todd

    music is powerful in how it can express so many emotions without ever saying a word

  7. Lotus

    Music is an important part of my life. I started playing the piano when I was 5!

  8. Sherry Hoernig

    Music is a language all it’s own. It can be soothing, uplifting, angry, sorrowful, sweet. It can reach inside a person heart & soul & touch the very core of their emotions ,& draw them out. Music is unlike anything else a person can experience here on earth.