Official Review: A Song In Time by Ashley Robert

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Official Review: A Song In Time by Ashley Robert

Post by JessNWheeler » 06 Sep 2018, 15:13

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "A Song In Time" by Ashley Robert.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Heather did not know where her children were. It was time to pick them up from school, but she had no idea which school or schools her children attended. Author Ashley Robert tells the tale of Heather and her wild journey in her work of fiction titled A Song in Time.

Moments before her death, Heather’s grandmother gave her a simple bracelet. Heather placed the bracelet in a box and left it there for thirty years. In a moment of great vulnerability in her forties, Heather decided to take the gold charm bracelet out of the box. She noticed a note from her grandmother in the box. The note said that the bracelet would transport the wearer to a place and time in history based on the music that was playing. The song in the present would match the song that was playing during a time in the wearer’s past. First, Heather played a Louis Armstrong record and traveled back to the day of her grandmother’s death. Next, she traveled back in time to change some of her bad decisions. For the first time in a long time, Heather began to feel optimistic. Heather’s bracelet holds the power to create joy but changing her past just might not create a perfect future.

I love the premise of this story. All of us wonder what our lives would be like if we could change the past. Heather is a very well-developed character. However, I was disappointed that she had no last name. Still, she is just flawed enough to be relatable, and her circumstances make her behavior understandable. This is a story about growth. Each new experience is a valuable lesson for Heather. While I found each of Heather’s relationships to be important, the development of these relationships lacked adequate time and detail. Lasting relationships take time to create, and as a reader, I would have enjoyed reading the details of that creation.

This is a well-written and well-organized novel. I found one minor grammar error, but this error did not cause distractions. The story flowed seamlessly from scene to scene creating a pleasant reading experience. I recommend this book to fiction readers who enjoy coming-of-age stories.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. The development of many important relationships was rushed. Nevertheless, I was entertained by Heather’s story from start to finish. This is a story that asks the reader to think about how the past creates the future.

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Post by prhyme » 08 Sep 2018, 07:40

I am thrilled about travelling through time, but I just feel as if this book is not interesting. Nice review anyway
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Post by Amy+++ » 08 Sep 2018, 16:41

The idea of having a bracelet transport someone through time when hearing a song is cool. I have never read anything like this before. Great review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 10 Sep 2018, 08:20

This sounds like a very interesting premise. I love that it transports the wearer based on a song that's playing. I'm a bit confused about why Heather doesn't know where her children are, but I'm sure that would be cleared up by reading the book. Thanks so much for such an intriguing review.
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Post by Amanda Deck » 10 Sep 2018, 18:25

The word Time in a title catches my attention as I hope for a time travel story. This is, and I really like the song aspect; it's different from the usual scientific explanations. I like those too but this sounds like a lot of fun.

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Post by HollandBlue » 11 Sep 2018, 11:29

Thanks for your review! This book sounds like an interesting read-to see how visiting the past affects the future. I'll be adding it to my 'want to read' shelf.
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Post by Debjani Ghosh » 13 Sep 2018, 04:10

The book has a novel premise however, underdeveloped characters diminish the book's appeal for me. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Oulababe » 14 Sep 2018, 05:07

I find time travel very captivating. It's one of the things I like most about this book. I like finding out how it affects the character's future.

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Post by ISAAC_AKINTOYE » 18 Sep 2018, 17:15

It shows how the past affect the future

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Post by topdan30 » 01 Oct 2018, 07:52

WHat our life will be like if we can change the past. This surely got to me. Thanks for the detailed review

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