How Sweet the Sound

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Shar Gracey wants nothing more than to sing the Lord’s praises, so she jumps at the chance to join a traveling choir led by the father of black gospel music, Thomas A. Dorsey. Better yet, the opportunity will give her money to pay for her ailing mother’s medical care.

While on tour she falls under the tutelage of gospel great Mahalia Jackson—and falls for the handsome but not-so-great Nicoli James, whose desires for Shar are fueled by his own greed. Shar would do anything for ...

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Overview

Shar Gracey wants nothing more than to sing the Lord’s praises, so she jumps at the chance to join a traveling choir led by the father of black gospel music, Thomas A. Dorsey. Better yet, the opportunity will give her money to pay for her ailing mother’s medical care.

While on tour she falls under the tutelage of gospel great Mahalia Jackson—and falls for the handsome but not-so-great Nicoli James, whose desires for Shar are fueled by his own greed. Shar would do anything for Nicoli—and he knows it—so when his life is threatened after a night of gambling, Shar agrees to help pay Nicoli’s debt, only to have her faith and dreams shattered.

Reeling from the betrayal, Shar loses her voice and she believes that she will never sing again. She has no place to run except back home to her seriously ill mother—and the man she left behind, who would move heaven and earth to make Shar’s pain go away. Even if it means he has to let her go . . . again.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781426749285
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 551,665
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Vanessa Miller is a bestselling author, playwright, and motivational speaker who understands that all gifts come from God. Her novels have received rave reviews and won several awards. Vanessa is a dedicated Christian and devoted mother and lives with her family in Charlotte, North Carolina. Find out more at VanessaMiller.com.
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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Highly Recommended - this is a must read!

    Vanessa Miller is an awesome writer. Every single book she wrote can be applied to every day life.

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  • Posted May 21, 2014

    I thought How Sweet the Sound, by Vanessa Mille, was really int

    I thought How Sweet the Sound, by Vanessa Mille, was really interesting. I thought the story about Shar Gracey was important as she was the main character in the story and had to deal with her mother’s health, the lack of interest from Pastor Landon, and the way she was treated on the tour, but I found the historical parts equally important.

    I am from a small town in the Rocky Mountains and my historical interests are in Western History, primarily 1800s, so I knew nothing of the Restrictive Covenants or the Black Belt of Chicago. I had no idea that life was so difficult in the 1930s for African Americans in the Northern States. After I read this book I spent some time researching it and found out it took place in other large cities, not just Chicago. I would like to thank Vanessa Miller for bringing to light a part of American history that I knew nothing about.

    You all need to read this book to learn how Shar learns to overcome her situations and for an American history lesson.

    Disclosure of Material Connection- I received How Sweet the Sound, by Vanessa Miller, for free from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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