JANE’S HARMONY by Ryan Winfield

This installment of Jane and Caleb’s story picks up right where Jane’s Melody ends. The two are living in Caleb’s little apartment, Caleb is working at a beer distribution center while playing shows in the evenings and on weekends, and Jane is trying to figure out where she fits into the entire equation. She is unemployed with no real prospects for work, especially in her given field. They live next door to a psycho neighbor with her equally psychotic dog, so even if she wasn’t tired of being stuck in the tiny apartment, she’s walking on eggshells trying not to disturb her neighbor. Will life in Austin really be what they both imagined it would be? What if Caleb never actually gets his big break? Unbeknownst to Caleb, Jane has entered him into a singer/song … Continued

Weekend Reading: JANE’S MELODY by Ryan Winfield

If you like Nicholas Sparks, you’ll love JANE’S MELODY.  Jane is forty-year-old woman grieving the recent death of her estranged daughter. While trying to piece together the final months of her daughter’s life, Jane meets Caleb, a hot twenty-five-year-old musician who might have been her daughter’s boyfriend. Sparks fly, and a complicated relationship ensues. We open with Jane at her daughter Melody’s grave, where she sees a cute guy placing a silver dollar at the site. We’ll come back to that later. Jane, at the urging of her best friend Grace, has been attending Al-Anon for six years to deal with her daughter’s addiction. At the time of Melody’s death from a drug overdose, Jane hasn’t spoken to her for a year. Now, “she longed for a connection to Melody’s life – some way to … Continued