Cicada Song

Cicada Song

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by Bradford Combs
     
 

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Cicadas appear every seventeen years in such quantity that they fill the skies and harmlessly pelt anything that moves. The town of Anderson celebrates the coming of these insects with a festival that they call Cicada Song.

In 1987 a young boy named Jacob Ramsey fell for a girl named Sara, whose family was visiting for Cicada Song. Little did they realize,

Overview

Cicadas appear every seventeen years in such quantity that they fill the skies and harmlessly pelt anything that moves. The town of Anderson celebrates the coming of these insects with a festival that they call Cicada Song.

In 1987 a young boy named Jacob Ramsey fell for a girl named Sara, whose family was visiting for Cicada Song. Little did they realize, however, that their young love would end ten years later during the most shocking moment of Anderson’s history.

Time passes and the next Cicada Song begins. Self-published author Ellis Barnes is invited to Anderson as an attraction and there he meets the quick-witted but guarded Sara, now fully grown and quite lovely. He quickly falls for her but something from Sara's past prevents her from getting too close. Facing resistance from Jacob Ramsey’s best friend, Stan, and the town drunk, Phil, Ellis is determined to uncover exactly what Sara’s mysterious past is. What he finds will force Ellis to confront a faith-shattering tragedy from his own past, a tragedy that diminished his faith in the Christian church, but also one which might hold the key to overcoming Sara’s private barriers. And what secret does Phil, the town drunk, hold regarding the moment that shattered Sara’s life forever?

Bradford Combs writes a love story full of mystery, suspense, and questions of faith that will stick with you long after its final page is turned.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033097593
Publisher:
Bradford Combs
Publication date:
03/07/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
65,715
File size:
260 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I am a school janitor by day and a writer by night. I've played with writing since I was young but got serious about it in my early twenties. Having never taken a writing course I've depended on research, friends, and loved ones to teach me all I need to know about writing a quality novel. I'm still learning. I have been a Christian for fifteen years, have been married for going on a decade now to my wonderful wife Holly, and have two daughters, Paige and Kelsey.While most writers seem to focus on a specific genre, I enjoy writing whatever comes to mind. I like the diversity.Currently, I am writing an epic Fantasy novel that will be released in parts. It is a rewrite of the very first book I ever attempted and I am very excited about it.

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Cicada Song 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book but i thought the ending was sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not really a believable story line but enough decent chapters to keep me reading. Characters a little shallow and wasn't able to fall into the book like I usually do. Review by CherishD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Parts were sad but I thought the ending was great. Overall I would definitely read more from this author.
TxPetals More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Felt like I got to know the characters. And showed human flaws and God's teaching of forgiveness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend. It was a little unrealistic at the end but at least it was a somewhat happy ending. Kind of bittersweet.
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whiteduck7 More than 1 year ago
Just finished reading Cicada Song. Was very surprised. Looking forward to reading Not Quite Home. Adding this author to my list of favorites. Didn't realize the author was new until I got to the about the author at the end of the book. 
VivCWatts More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. This emerging author kept me in such a state of suspense I literally could not sleep until I finished the book. I went straight to Barnes & Noble and bought next book in his Anderson series, 'Not Quite Home'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It makes you stop and remember old friends that you grew up with and the heros in your family who your compared to!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story with a bittersweet ending. This author proves that a book doesn't have to have pages of graphic sex scenes to be good. I will be reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know if this is a new author or one I have just never come across before, but thats about to change. This was a fantastic story with interesting characters. Buy it today, its well worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read! Kudos to the author! Nice to read a story not filled with smut!! Keep writing!! Will definitely be enjoying this author's books in my future!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a different in a good way read. I highly enjoyed it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story, but it was definitely different - the good and the not so good guys are hard to recognize and the happily ever after is not what I initially expected. The story is a bit preachy at times.