Review: A Reluctant Melody by Sandra Ardoin

A Reluctant MelodyA Reluctant Melody captivated me from start to finish! This is the first book that I have read by Sandra Ardoin, but it will definitely not be the last.

Oh, I just loved these two main characters, and the book is full of interesting secondary characters, as well. Kit and Joanna have both made bad decisions in their lives and both have paid for them in various ways. The big difference is that Kit has discovered that God can redeem anyone, no matter what they have done, while Joanna is weighed down in guilt.

The back story between Kit and Joanna is so sad and painful that it makes overcoming the past very difficult. I really enjoyed the flow of this story and the slow rebuilding of trust between them. There are also secrets that are being hidden, which complicate things. With a bit of danger and mystery, A Reluctant Melody is thoroughly enjoyable and has a powerful message.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


A Reluctant MelodyKit’s alcoholism ruined more lives than his own. Now sober, he wants to make amends by opening a mission for drunkards. But the most suitable location belongs to Joanna Cranston Stewart, a love from his sordid past.

Friends of her late husband blame Joanna for his death. Although eager to flee from the rumors, she will let the walls of her rundown property crumble around her before she allows Kit back into her life.

When a blackmailer threatens to reveal Joanna’s long-held secret, will she risk losing everything she owns to Kit … including her heart?



Sandra Ardoin writes inspirational historical romance. She’s the author of The Yuletide Angel and A Reluctant Melody. A wife and mom, she’s also a reader, football fan, NASCAR watcher, garden planter, country music listener, antique store prowler. Visit her and on the Seriously Write blog. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, and Pinterest. Become a part of her newsletter community and receive a free short story.

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A Reluctant Melody


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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