Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hitting The Right Note - Review

Hitting the Right Note by Rhonda BowenBook Summary: JJ Isaacs’ dream of becoming an R&B star has come true, and it’s all thanks to Rayshawn, her amazing producer–and secret lover. But as JJ enters the spotlight, the relationship gets harder to disguise. And the more she hides the truth, the more distant she feels from her faith, and from her family’s approval. But support may come from an unexpected place…
When JJ finds herself helping her estranged sister-in law, Sheree, through a difficult pregnancy, she discovers a surprising ally. But she also becomes enthralled with Sheree’s doctor. Simon Massri is world renowned–and scheduled to leave the country. The more time JJ spends with Simon, the more she questions her choices–in love and in work. Now she’ll have to face some tough decisions. Can she make peace with an uncertain future–if her heart is in the right place?

My Review:  Hitting the Right Note by Author Rhonda Bowen takes place in Toronto, Canada. The story is told from a 3rd person point of view.  The main character, Judith Isaacs aka jj was an easy going character who is the life support of her family.  As she and her sisters become reacquainted with their sister in law, j.j. becomes the beacon that demonstrates forgiveness.
My favorite character is minor character Cymmone, one time known singer and the character that provides the element of surprise / twist i in the story.  She is not through -out the novel but her character at one time shared  the central conflict of the protagonist.J.J. My least favorite character was Sabrina and I wanted J.J. to slug her instead of shunning her just once before the novel ended.  Round character, Deacon Hill, the renowned singer and every woman's dream is another unforgettable character. I liked the character development the author penned for him.    All characters are believable and their roles fit well in the story.
When Love, Career and Faith does not seem to intertwine, it can cause emotional stress, and J.J. emotions was eroding within her heart.  I liked the plot and the story ending was satisfying. I especially liked how the author showed J.J. being torn between her dreams of being a Singer and her love for God.
 My reading pace was moderate through out the novel.  I did find myself sliding down a few lines after chapter 32 but the story held my attention.   The book title and plot: 5/5 Book cover to plot or title: 3/5.   Hitting the Right Notes , a Christian novel, is a Darn Good Read and sits on my shelf with a 3.5  /  5 review rating. I'm looking forward to reading author, Rhonda Bowen other novels.

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  1. I love a good christian novel. Going to suggest this one to the group.

  2. Gloria4/16/2014

    girl, I have bought three books already cause of you. lol. I'm buying this one too, May have to get a second copy for my friend, she loves christian fiction books. she has all of Michelle Larks and jacqueline T. This author will be new to her, GREAT. Thanks for the email.

  3. ReadingLady224/16/2014

    The chick looks like she is up to something. Thanks for the tweet on this one. Are their anymore reviews. You know I got to read at least five of them. lol. even though you my number one in the know. lol.

  4. Hollins Sis and Cousins book club4/16/2014

    ok, We will place this one on our TBR list for sometime in july. Will it be at the store?

  5. LaTrice4/16/2014

    I know this feeling. sounds like a good book.

  6. This will be a new christian author read for me. that's great. can i order from the store?

  7. Thanks for the review! I hope all you ladies enjoy the book.

  8. Linda W.4/24/2014

    sounds interesting. I seen a few others I've got to get. let me continue. you got some good ones on this blog lady reader.

  9. I have loved all of Rhonda's books and I'm really looking forward to this one. This just reminded me I should go order it now!