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Jane's Melody: A Novel (Atria) | [Ryan Winfield]

Jane's Melody: A Novel (Atria)

What boundaries would you cross for true love? That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician to learn about her daughter's death and finds herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will have you equally tantalized and in tears. Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone. Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no age.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

What boundaries would you cross for true love?

That's the question a grieving mother must answer when she takes in a young street musician she believes can shed light on her daughter's death—only to find herself falling for him. A sexy but touching love story that will leave you both tantalized and in tears, Jane's Melody follows a forty-year-old woman on a romantic journey of rediscovery after years of struggling alone.

Sometimes our greatest gifts come from our greatest pain. And now Jane must decide if it's too late for her to start over, or if true love really knows no limits.

©2013 Ryan Winfield (P)2013 Ryan Winfield

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    Carolyn United States 12-12-13
    Carolyn United States 12-12-13 Member Since 2010

    Romance Junkie

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    "Love, Love Love Jane and Caleb"

    I keep searching, because every once in an author surprises me. Ryan Winfield did just that. and...Janes Melody is such a book. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you will share in the pain, beauty and joy of these two. Ryan does a great job of addressing the angst surrounding older women dating younger men... it seems society may never grow up - or lose it's sexist stance. My only, only critique of this book is the rather hurried ending. They say men can't write romance! Ryan does it better, he writes real life, heartbreak and the courage to overcome these obstacles and his surrounding characters jump off the page... I own the ebook version and now the audible. I can't say enough about the value of having both versions of "treasured" books. Jane's Melody is one of my treasures. The Audible version added dimensions I thought not possible to the original book, which is beautifully written. The narrator starts out somewhat stilted, but soon finds a comfortable rhythm. I was not disappointed and I'll keep this and listen again and again over the years.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Tennessee 12-09-13
    Amazon Customer Tennessee 12-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "AMAZING AND HEART WARMING!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Most definitely! I would recommend this book to my family, friends, neighbors, and strangers I pass by on the street. There is something for everyone in this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Jane's Melody?

    There were too many to mention. This story addresses so many issues that regular people face every day and is so believable. The story takes hold and its near impossible to break away. Be prepared to laugh, cry, feel anger, and heart break. I can't say enough good about this book.


    What does Emily Beresford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She does great with character voices and emotion. I felt like she transported me through this journey of emotions so well that I could almost visualize the story much like a movie in my minds eye. She is a skilled narrator.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several moments that moved me throughout the story. It was personal to me relating to the daughter and addiction because I almost lost my own several times due to drug over doses. This story addresses deep personal loss as well as self actualization and ultimately the pursuit of happiness oh and the romance is sweet and emotional too.


    Any additional comments?

    Ryan Winfield is a gifted writer with the literary skill that allows the reader to escape the bonds of this tortured society and be carried away to another time and place. Its almost like being a voyeur in someone's life. Its like the reader is there watching the events unfold. This book is worth a credit or to just purchase outright. It will be one I listen to over and over (as much as my heart can take it) I just cant say enough good stuff about this book. I have to work in two hours but could not stop listening and felt the need to post a review because I feel it is important to let the world know that this is a book worth listening to.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Terri B. GAS CITY, IN, United States 06-07-14
    Terri B. GAS CITY, IN, United States 06-07-14 Member Since 2014

    eBooks / audiobooks

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    "A whirlwind of emotions!"
    What did you love best about Jane's Melody?

    I loved the happy ending! I felt so bad for Jane & Caleb when they broke up.


    What other book might you compare Jane's Melody to and why?

    I don't like to compare books to other books as all books are individuals. If I compared this book to so & so & someone didn't like that book, then they wouldn't like this too & that isn't fair as it's a really great book!


    What does Emily Beresford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love Emily's ability to do so many different voices & she does them so well! It's almost as if she knows the stories by heart or lived them, she is that good! She has a very soothing voice and adds excitement at all the right places. Also, I could never pronounce everything as it was meant to be as a narrator can.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A tragic love story.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely love listening to books that Emily Beresford reads. This lady is so good at reading, it's like a second language to her. It is so relaxing & exciting at the same time! The author of Jane's Melody did an awesome job at writing this story. Ryan Winsfield pulled me in from tragedy, to love, to losing love, to death, and then the happy ending I wanted so badly!
    Great job!!! 5 stars

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gayle Colerain, OH, United States 06-03-14
    Gayle Colerain, OH, United States 06-03-14 Member Since 2007

    Avid reader (listener) and Audible Fan!

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    "EMOTIONAL BUT REWARDING LISTEN"

    Really enjoyed JANE'S MELODY~a tale of loss, love, and a second chances. Jane and Caleb's journey made me cry and smile. The narration by Emily Berisford was just wonderful. This is my first Ryan Winfield listen but will not be my last. Was very happy to read that the sequel, JANE'S HARMONY, will soon be available as I did not want this story to end....

    Audiobook provided for an honest review.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Chineka Pacific Northwest, United States 03-04-14
    Chineka Pacific Northwest, United States 03-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful Love Story With A Twist"

    I loved the storyline of this book a long with the narrator's voice. Emily Beresford did a great job of bringing Caleb and Jane's love story to life. This was a hard audiobook to put on pause.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey Morin 05-01-14 Member Since 2013
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    "What a great love story"
    Any additional comments?

    This was a great love story. It will make you laugh and cry right along with the characters. Ryan Winfield's writing is superb and I can't wait to read more books written by him; and the narrator did a perfect job bringing the characters to life.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Petsch PENSACOLA, FL, United States 07-18-14
    Laura Petsch PENSACOLA, FL, United States 07-18-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Read it a while back forgot how good it was!"
    If you could sum up Jane's Melody in three words, what would they be?

    Tender, sweet and unconventional


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like that the story broke the age barrier and gave a new perspective with older woman and younger man. Love the writing style.


    What about Emily Beresford’s performance did you like?

    She was okay but not the right voice in my opinion for the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jerry 07-13-14
    Jerry 07-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great,Great love story!"
    If you could sum up Jane's Melody in three words, what would they be?

    Great love story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jane


    Have you listened to any of Emily Beresford’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NoJust wish I could have been in


    Any additional comments?

    Just wish I could have been Kaleb. Wow what a great lady!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    med c 07-06-14
    med c 07-06-14
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    "Love knows no boundaries"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jane's Melody to be better than the print version?

    I read the ebook and listened to the audiobook.I enjoyed the audiobook better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book is great. I could hardly put it down. Great story with sadness, happiness and much much more. Don't miss out on this wonder book.Looking forward for the next book


    What does Emily Beresford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emily Beresford did a great job in narrating this audiobook.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 08-01-14
    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 08-01-14

    Audible is a comfort to me as I recover from surgery.

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    "Bogs down and goes nowhere"

    This one had a lot of positive attributes. The loss of a child has a shattering effect on a parent; I can't imagine the pain involved in losing one of my children. There is also the addiction component which opens up a great many possibilities. Then there was the hook; the older woman younger man relationship which holds a special place for me.
    For awhile I was very into this one and was planning on getting the followup. Unfortunately this audio quickly devolved in a series of cliches; it was as if the author hadn't thought past the setup and tried to slog through the midpoint of the work without any real plan. After an hour or two of this I gave up on it and moved on. I have no idea how the story worked out and I had no interest in finding out. The who, when, why, where and how it got to that final climatic scene were bypassed as well. Out of loyalty to a plot with a personal connection I awarded this one three stars; it was a gift. My daughter and I usually pick these selections as a team and I had to do a lot of selling to convince her on this one. It's gonna be awhile before I hear the end of this; snotty brat, I have no idea where she gets it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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