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Marriage, Melodies and Rewritten Conclusions

Seriously, I have been a fan of V. Joy Palmer’s work from the time I read her first book in this delightful trilogy, so I was delighted to review this one. I mean look at that gorgeous cover!

Don’t let the pretty covers fool you! These books are gold, so full of depth and meaning as well as pop culture references and humor.

I finished this delightful book last night and closed it with a happy sigh.



First, let me say that Palmer’s voice is one of the most delightful and refreshing voices to emerge in the publishing industry. Her characters are well-rounded, loveable (well except the villains), and quirky. Her wit and humor only highlight the flawed and broken people who we get to see the struggle and find victory in the end.

I think that this one might be my favorite of the trilogy. Marriage, Melodies, and Rewritten Conclusions had all the elements I love in a story. Second chances, or should I say, third chances, forgiveness are strong themes, but also friendship, family, and embracing your own uniqueness, whatever that may look like. (Like, enjoying lemon juice to deal with stress. Not me, Kaylee). Kaylee and Gabe have so much to overcome while trying to work together and attend various fun, themes weddings. I totally wish I had my wedding in a butterfly conservatory now.  This book is vivid, rich, and moving and I loved every second of it.

Disclaimer ~ In accordance with FTC regulations, I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not compensated, nor was a positive review required. All opinions expressed are my own.



Kaylee McGrurd feels like life has left her behind. Her best friends have all moved out, married, or are in the process of matrimony. Meanwhile, she’s lost another job, and her daily diet consists of noodles that are better suited to packing material.

Then Kaylee’s ex, Gabe Sanders, enters the equation.

Gabe walked out on Kaylee without warning or explanation nine years earlier, but now he’s been brought back to the area for the unforeseeable future. And he’s in need of a new lead vocalist for his wedding band.

A dwindling account balance calls for desperate measures, and Kaylee reluctantly accepts Gabe’s offer. While the former couple works together in the midst of happy marriages and heartfelt melodies, secrets and the need for forgiveness highlight the strife between them…and the hope that maybe God’s rewriting the conclusion to their story.



V. Joy Palmer is the author of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is also an avid blogger and co-founder of Snack Time Devotions. In her spare time, Joy is an unprofessional chocolate connoisseur/binger, and she loves acting crazy and drinking coffee with the teens she mentors. When Joy isn’t urging the elves that live in her computer to write, she’s hanging out with her husband, their adorable baby girl, and their socially awkward pets.

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Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.