Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sing a New Song by Candee Fick

Posted May 10, 2019 by meezcarrie in Candee Fick, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 12 Comments

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about the book

SERIES: The Wardrobe Series #3
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Bling! Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2019
PAGES: 275

The pampered diva is about to meet her match

Songbird Gloria Houghton has always needed 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 a restaurant chef, 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.

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“From the long distance audition to putting a mop bucket in her path, God had been pursuing her.”

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. From those very first words –

Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me.

– to the bridge near the end –

There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me

– to these words from the chorus –

Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
And I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away

I thought of it as “Gloria’s song” from beginning to end. Although her case, it might need a few extra lyrics about how God even uses mop buckets, skunks, and twits from time to time.  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. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

Candee Fick is a multipublished, award-winning author. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy writing, editing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

In addition to writing clean faith-based romance novels and inspirational non-fiction, Candee coaches other authors with their marketing plans and offers content editing to aspiring novelists. She is a member of both American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. Her fiction has semi-finaled, finaled, and won the ACFW Genesis Contest and Selah Awards.


– One 1st prize winner will receive: the complete set of The Wardrobe Series (ebook only if international winner, otherwise print copies) plus a $25 Amazon gift card

– One 2nd prize winner will receive: Copy of Sing a New Song (ebook only if international winner, US winner can choose ebook or print) plus a $10 Amazon gift card

– Ends May 15, 2019

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12 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sing a New Song by Candee Fick

  1. Carrie, I’ve been waiting-for-oh-so-long wondering what you’d think about Gloria now. And you’ve nailed her personal journey so perfectly with those additional song lyrics. THANKS for the beautiful review and for hosting Gloria and me on your blog.

  2. Janet Estridge

    Our church library readers will love this book.
    Who doesn’t love a happily ever after book?
    As for singing, I sing solo. So low you can’t hear me.

  3. Winnie Thomas

    Thanks for the lovely review, Carrie! Adding to my TBR pile again! The cover is adorable and it sounds like a great book!

  4. Gloria A

    This is a new to me author and series that sounds like something that I need to look at. Thanks for the great review, Carrie. You have sold it to me.

  5. Amelia

    I like the cover. I have read some of the authors other books and have loved them. I will be adding this one to my reading list!

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