Songbird Gloria Houghton has always wanted to be the center of attention, but the spotlight has shifted. Seeking fame and a fresh start, she finds a new stage in Branson, Missouri…only to risk being replaced by a manipulative rival. If Gloria can’t be the star, who is she?
Jack-of-all-trades Nick Sherwood is just one leaf on a vast family tree that includes restaurant chefs, hotel owners, and even the headline act at a family-owned theater. He’s seen how fame can blind a person with jealousy and is more-than-content to stay in the background, thank you very much. If only he wasn’t so fascinated—and irritated—by the newest addition to the staff.
After a disaster of a first impression and financial difficulties land Gloria in the humblest of jobs—with Nick as her boss—it might be time for her to learn to sing a new song.
If you like strong families, country music, and redeemed villains, then you’ll love this next chapter in The Wardrobe series by Candee Fick. Pick up Sing a New Song and step into the spotlight for yourself.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 stars Oh how I loved Gloria’s much-awaited-by-me story. She’s the character we want to purse whomp in the first two books and in book three we just want to give her a hug. To Gloria, her identity is all wrapped up in being the star of whatever show she’s playing in … until life knocks her down a few pegs and introduces her to what truly satisfies, the Source of true worth, and more belonging than she could ever have dreamed. The journey is humbling – for Gloria and even for those of us reading her poignant, sweet, witty, and romantic story at Fick’s talented pen. As I read of Gloria’s Branson adventures with the Sherwood family, I couldn’t help but hum the tune to accompany the Reckless Love lyrics that remained in my mind through the greater part of the book. I thought of it as “Gloria’s song” from beginning to end. In a way it’s Nick’s song too … but I’ll let you discover that part on your own Speaking of Nick, he’s a swoony hero whose twinkling eyes and teasing grin had me falling for him faster than Gloria trips over that mop bucket. His tenderness toward her as she navigates one hurdle after another with a new humility is equally swoonworthy – as is his faith in God. And his family is a mix of absolute adorable, fun characters and a couple that need to get their priorities aligned more clearly. Speaking of fun characters, y’all will love Granny! Bottom Line: Sing a New Song is a love song to music shows (a la Branson or Gatlinburg), family, grace, and of course God who rejoices over us with singing. Gloria and Nick have a simmering chemistry right from the start and it only gets better from there! I’ve loved all the books in this series so far, and I think this one is the best yet! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.)
Pampered, aspiring singer, Gloria, takes a job in Branson but soon discovers her monthly trust allowance is not arriving and she must take an additional job as janitor in the theater to survive. I admired Gloria for learning to clean and work hard even though she'd never done any menial work before! Nick is doing janitor work when Gloria first arrives at the theater but even though he is kind and good-looking, she knows she could never be interested in him! Gloria discovers things are not always what they appear to be! Gloria has never been to church in her life but attends with Granny who she meets in the hotel laundry room. I highly recommend Sing a New Song to others. I received a complimentary ebook from the author. This is my honest opinion
Sing a New Song was a really good book! It is the first book that I have read by this author and will definitely not be the last. The characters in this story felt like real people! I had not read the other books in the series in which Gloria plays a not so nice character. Her redemption and the drastic change in her focus from self to God in this book was very clear, even without having read the other stories. This book can definitely stand alone. I felt like I got a real behind the scenes look at a show family in Branson, MO. There were positives and negatives about being part of showbusiness. Gloria’s understanding and growth toward coming to know the Lord was natural and really worked with the storyline. Nick was a great character, but even still, he had some insecurities and flaws that made him believable. Their romance was really well written. I look forward to reading more by this author. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.