Publishers Weekly: A Starred Review for SING FOR ME!

My first review came in from PW today and I’m so happy!  Here it is:

“Schreck makes an impressive debut in this historical romance set in Depression-era Chicago. Rose Sorensen has a beautiful voice and sings in her Baptist church. But she loves jazz music, and when her cousin Rob maneuvers her into going to a South Side jazz club, Rose is hooked, deeply conflicted, and startled to realize she’s attracted to Theo, an African-American jazz pianist, as well as to his music. Familial and social barriers loom large between Rose and the desires of her heart. Schreck has done good historical homework and makes her central characters emotionally credible and magnetic . . . a well-wrought and edifying page-turner. Agent: Sandra Bishop, MacGregor Literary Agency. (Apr. 8)”

And now, after being happy enough about this online version, I’ve learned from my editor Beth Adams at Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books that the print version of Publishers Weekly holds more than we could tell online:  a star!  The book I’ve been working on since 1995 (in one way or another, sometimes on the back burner, sometimes on the front) received a starred review from PW!

Here’s the link to the online review, in case you want to say hello in person:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4767-0548-4

And speaking of covers, here is the current, final image of  the SING FOR ME cover, which includes a kind and generous endorsement from the wonderful Julie Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Into the Free and When Mountains Move.

Sing For Me - COVER (w blurb)

*Update:  too late to make the addition.  Cover’s at press.  Oh, well.  Still grateful!

One Response to “Publishers Weekly: A Starred Review for SING FOR ME!”

  1. Carmela Martino Says:

    Congratulations, Karen! The star is well-deserved after all your hard work!

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