Patti Callahan Henry is a full-time writer, wife and mother and the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels with Penguin/NAL, including The Art of Keeping Secrets, Driftwood Summer and The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story. She lives with her husband and three children outside Atlanta on the Chattahoochee River, where she is working on her next novel.
Jimmy and Jack Sullivan are brothers on the road with their country band, The Unknown Souls. When Jimmy composes a love song for new crush Charlotte, it becomes a hit, catapulting him to fame. Will it take a Christmas miracle to get Jimmy to remember what really matters in life? This charming and romantic novel by the author of Driftwood Summer and Between the Tides will appeal to women's fiction fans and romance readers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A musician discovers the dangers of overnight fame in Henry's hackneyed holiday throwaway. Jimmy Sullivan lives on the road with his brother and his band, intent on getting away from unpleasant memories of his childhood. But when his brother, Jack, falls in love with childhood sweetheart Kara and returns home to be with her, Jimmy unexpectedly falls in love with her best friend, Charlotte, and writes her a love song that catapults him toward unexpected fame-but without Charlotte or his band along for the ride, Jimmy must decide what's most important to him. This wallows in the pitfalls of intrusive narration, simplistic storytelling, and overly moralistic asides, and is stocked with characters with all the staying power of a snowflake in July. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.