Song of the Brokenhearted

Song of the Brokenhearted

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Song of the Broken-Hearted 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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Crystal-Sebastien More than 1 year ago
ava a christian who has a good life. But when her world slowly begins to go bad, Ava’s faith is tested and unresolved issues from her childhood begin to haunt her. it was good but not great
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KCK_Blogger More than 1 year ago
This book is about Ava Kent. She lives a perfectly normal and blessed life. Ava is a mother of two. A daughter who is in college and is engaged to be married to a guy everybody loves, and a son in high school who is a star football player. Her husband has a thriving business that affords them to live handsomely in a good neighborhood. She kept a busy schedule leading a ministry that helps and comfort people who are suffering and broken hearted. All of a sudden things changed. Her husband is getting too busy at work, long hours and seems distracted. Her daughter called off the engagement, her son made a decision that could potentially ruin his future. Just when you are thinking what else could go wrong to this woman, she receives a gift on her doorsteps. Which would bring her back to her past. A life she has been trying to forget. A good book about forgiveness, about faith in God, hope, love and family. The last part of the book includes questions for book clubs to discuss and reflect on. I got this book free from "booksneeze" in exchange for an honest review.
sjziegler More than 1 year ago
When it rains, it pours and Ava Kent's seemingly perfect life starts to crumble. Her husband's company comes under investigation and he loses his job. Her son is kicked off the football team for failing a random drug test that throws his chance of college scholarships on the line. A daughter, in law school, decides to cancel her engagement, is on academic probation and wants to spend the summer traveling to developing countries. Ava spends most of her time volunteering for Broken Hearts, a non-profit organization through her church that helps families in crisis (e.g. a death). While her life is breaking down, Ava begins to wonder why she cannot help her family like she does with other families. She knows she put a brick wall around her heart and shields her family from the horrible childhood she went through. Ave becomes worried that her past is catching up with her. One day, the doorbell rings and changes Ava's life forever. I GIVE THIS BOOK: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars This is a very easy and tidy read. Sometimes I wonder if I grew up in a different generation than these authors or maybe they are trying to change behavior patterns because the parent's reactions to their kid's misdoings are lack. Maybe, through church, trust is easy to have. If my parents ever found out I smoked weed in high school (and I am pleading the 5th on that topic), they would have kicked my ass. I wish I were the daughter of Ava Kent. The weeping willow tree was the perfect analogy to Ava's life cycles. Not a lot was said about Ava's childhood but from what was written gives the reader the ability to imagine the worst. Too much of the book was dedicated to setting up the main characters and the story line. It was not until the last 75 pages did I really get interested in the book. And when Ava and Bethany spoke...tears. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself! Until next time, take life one page at a time!
Kellie4 More than 1 year ago
Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Coloma was a very good read. Since I have personally been dealing with a broken heart in many areas of my life I was looking forward to reading this book. It has helped me to read books that deal with brokenness during my times of trial as a way to keep the promises of the Lord close to my heart. Ava, appears to have it all together. She has a loving husband with a good job, a daughter about to get married, a son who she has a great relationship with, and an outreach she leads for those who have had a difficult time. Little does she know, she is the one who will need the most help. Ava is always the one encouraging others to pray and seek the Lord, but as her life starts to fall apart in different ways, she finds others leading her to the Lord through prayer and their grace towards her. The book flowed really well, and it was easy to read and get into the plot. I have read several other books by Sheila Walsh and have found them to have a similar flow. Thank you Booksneeze for the opportunity to read this book!
themiraclesnook More than 1 year ago
So I have just read a book called Song for the Brokenhearted it was written by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma. This is a book that addresses life and the need for forgiveness. I enjoyed this book but as I read this book I thought of that joke about playing a country song backwards the one where you get things back. I met Ava and her family. Ava’s life is busy and it full. Ava is a mother of two; the youngest is in high school. She is very active in a bible Study and has her own ministry called Broken Hearts where she and her group spread comfort in to others lives when tragedy happens. It was not long before she found that her husband Dane was having issues with his once lucrative business. Her teenage son Jason is being a teenager and it is difficult when he does what she thought he would never do and what it might cost him .Then there is the wedding she is helping her daughter Sienna plan it was going so well but how can Sienna do what she is doing? Then as things are happening and she is in need the most some of her friends , good friends question her it seems it can’t get worse , ah but then there is a surprise sends her back to her childhood home and she is forced to resolve things left unresolved. It is in this time she has to asked herself just how much faith do I have. Can I give forgiveness and she needs God more than ever. I found this book predictable but good. I give my three star rating. I did receive this complimentary copy of this book from Book Sneeze for my honest review. The opinions in my review are my own.
esosweet More than 1 year ago
Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma is the story of living the faith when everything in life seems to fall apart. Ava in her late forties is married to a wonderful man and has two wonderful children. Her daughter is getting married to a great guy. Her son is a fantastic football player. Her husband has a strong profitable company. As Ava’s world starts to crumble she has to determine if her faith is a fair-weather faith or the kind that will stand through fear and uncertainty. Meanwhile Ava is having her ministry work and personal life questioned by a “friend” from church. She also has a troubled past that she hasn’t quite reconciled with her life as a suburban housewife. Will Ava lose her faith? Will she get angry at those who question her life? Will she face her past? Maybe, but you will have to read it to find out. I really like this book by Walsh and Matinusen Coloma. It was intriguing and interesting in the way that the book was written. The authors draw out Ava’s past and cause you to really wonder what it is that has her so haunted. I really like the way that Ava deals with all that happens to her personally her faith is really explored along with what it really means. Her relationship with her best friend, Kayanne, was wonderful to me as it reminded me of my relationships with some of my besties. Overall this book was a good read. I started it Friday night and was finished by Saturday afternoon. At 304 pages its not a quick read, but it definitely drew me into the story. I will say that had it not taken so long to find out what was so rough in Ava’s past, I probably wouldn’t have been so interested. Overall though, I really do recommend this book next time you are looking for a novel to read. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. 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 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
GardeningGal More than 1 year ago
Song of the Brokenhearted by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma is an entertaining read, but a bit predictable and uninspiring. As the reader, it didn’t bring out the emotion in me that I had hoped for. I felt a bit unmoved and unchallenged. The storyline addresses the question of how do we trust God when unpredictable things happen in our seemingly perfect life. Ava and her family encounter money troubles, a called off wedding, and a disappointing choice by a high school age son. The problem with the book is that I feel the ups and downs that Ava and her family encounter are kind of watered down. The reaction of the parents when their son fails a drug test did not seem authentic to me. My family has personally faced some dramatic challenges. As a woman of faith, I have had moments of questioning God, asking for strength during times of brokenness; desperately looking for God to lean on Him during the turmoil. This novel did not tap into those feelings and God’s promise of “I will not leave you or forsake you”. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
PetLover1924 More than 1 year ago
Ava and her husband Dane have had a perfect live together. Ava volunteers at the church to help those in need of comfort, and Dane is a successful businessman. They have two kids one is getting married and the other is in high school playing football. Now the family's life falls apart. God has written the song of her journey-called the song of the brokenhearted. Ava relives her childhood life in a new lens then the doorbell rings and she gets the surprise of her life. During Ava's journey to the place she grew up, she encounters God in a new and unexpected way. Will Ava and Dane's life turn around? I was smiling through most of Song of the Brokenhearts; for example, there was a moment when Dane would just stare at his computer and Ava would be talking to him and would feel like she was talking to herself. The reason why it made me smile is because my dad is just like Dane and my mom is just like Ava. One of the parts that I loved was Ava wanting to save her tree that was dying that she had planted when Jason was born. Not only did I love the fact that she wanted to save this dying tree from some something mysterious, but also because that was her praying tree. All her prayers are contained in the leaves, roots, and branches. Miracles have happened with the help of this one tree. I recommend this book to anyone who has or has not read Sweet Sanctuary by Sheila Walsh and Cindy Martinusen Coloma because it was as good as Sweet Sanctuary. This novel is hard to put down. I also think it is a great read to pass along to a friend, or family member. I received this novel from Booksneeze.