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Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 04/2017
  • 9781521091807 B06ZZMWKPL
  • 479 pages
  • $2.99
LJ Evans
Author
My Life as a Country Album
LJ Evans, author
Ever since she was four and fell from the treehouse into neighbor boy, Jake’s, arms, tomboy Cam Swayne has been determined that the football hero keep his eyes firmly attached on her. But the three years between them, Jake’s long line of gaggling geese, health issues, and even their own parents seem to tear at the fabric that is them. Will they ever get their happily ever after? Cam feels as if there is only one person in her whole world. That is super hero football player and neighbor, Jake Phillips. Her entire life has revolved around him since the time she was born. And while Jake’s devotion seems strictly protective in her early years, she knows he isn’t himself with anyone but her. Cam will not be satisfied until he is completely hers and Lord help anyone who ever gets in Cam’s way. While life passes by, Jake and Cam are there for each other in both simple and miraculous ways that are hard to explain to any outsider and seem to be the essence that country songs are made of. Even her mama reluctantly admits that Cam has always been more his than hers as they grow up in the Tennessee sunshine racing at the lake, star gazing in the treehouse, and playing football on the street. But will the intensity that is them be enough to get them through life’s unexpected challenges? Or will it leave one of them trying to learn to swim again with only half a soul? Inspired by Taylor Swift country songs, this is a story of aching love and loss and learning to live through life in all its pain and glory.
Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 7 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 8 out of 10
Overall: 8.00 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: Evans's coming of age novel is fast-paced, stirring, and leaves the reader engaged and eager for more.

Prose: This book is beautifully written and a pleasure to read.

Originality: While the novel tells a familiar story, the details and characters make for a fresh and original tale.

Character Development: The main two characters, Jake and Cam, are well developed throughout the novel. Both of their struggles feel real—and readers will be engaged by their story.

Blurb: In this tragic love story you will root for Jake and Cam, while reaching for your Kleenex.

Date Submitted: May 07, 2017

Reviews
Amazon Review

This book was incredible!!! Within the first few pages I was hooked. The author weaved such a wonderful story and developed characters that made me feel like I knew them. Cam, the lead in this story, is such a fun and wonderful character. No whimpering, lame lovesick stuff here, Cam is awesome! Each chapter was tied to a county song, which was pretty incredible. I have never read a book like it, one that uses music and words to covey its meaning. Listening to the songs isn't necessary, the author develops the story expertly, but listening to the songs in conjunction with the story was just so cool. Every emotion I felt, the laughter, the anger, the tears and the heart break. I sit here now, having finished the book, hoping that this isn't the last I see of these characters. I truly loved this book, even though it broke my heart, and made me cry, lol. Ah, but that is a true testament to a great storyteller. I am an avid reader, I go through books like crazy and I am always looking for new great authors, I have found exactly that here. I can not WAIT to read more from LJ Evans!!! MORE PLEASE!!!!

News
07/02/2017
my life... chosen as Pitch Perfect Pick for July

Congratulations on having my life as a country album selected as a Pitch Perfect Finalist!

Our Submissions Editor has analyzed your book’s pitch, sample content, and several other factors and determined that its initial presentation surpasses the quality of other books in its genre and market. It then had to finish in the top five of all our monthly qualifiers, based on sample writing and originality of pitch. This is an honor not given lightly.

A Pitch Perfect Finalist for July!

Formats
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • 04/2017
  • 9781521091807 B06ZZMWKPL
  • 479 pages
  • $2.99

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