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The Songbook of Benny Lament
The Songbook of Benny Lament | Amy Harmon
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From the bestselling author of What the Wind Knows and From Sand and Ash comes a powerful love story about a musical duo who put everything on the line to be together. New York, 1960: For Benny Lament, music is his entire life. With his father's deep ties to the mob, the Bronx piano man has learned that love and family can get you in trouble. So he keeps to himself, writing songs for other musicians, avoiding the spotlight...until the night his father brings him to see Esther Mine sing. Esther is a petite powerhouse with a gorgeous voice. And when Benny writes a hit song and performs it with her, their collaboration thrusts the duo onto the national stage...and stirs up old issues and new scrutiny that the mob--and Benny--would rather avoid. It would be easier to walk away. But the music and the woman are too hard for the piano man to resist. Benny's songs and Esther's vocals are an explosive combination, a sound that fans can't get enough of. But though America might love the music they make together, some people aren't ready for Benny Lament and Esther Mine on--or off--the stage.
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BudgetingBookwormBabe
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I enjoyed this story, which I partially read, and also listened to, because it touches on so many subjects that America still struggles with today. Love, equality, and acceptance seem to be the themes of this narrative and enjoyed the premise a great deal..

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BudgetingBookwormBabe
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Part of newest haul from my library!

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Frecks-Booklover4life
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Really loved this one! So well researched! Loved the mix of fiction and nonfiction! I hope they turn this one into a movie. In the top reads for 2021!

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ItsAnotherJen
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I really liked this one! I both read the e-book and listened to the audiobook (thanks to audible/kindle unlimited, that little perk was free and it was amazing, first time I've been able to do that) and the audio version is just as good as reading it.
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CoverToCoverGirl I frequently do an audio/read along. 🙂 7mo
ItsAnotherJen @CoverToCoverGirl I switched back and forth. Read when I could, and listened when I couldn't sit and read. It was very cool how each version kept track of where you were in the other app! 7mo
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Jas16
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Benny loves his father but wants to be nothing like him. He tries to distance himself from the mob and focus on music. Still when his father asks him to go see Esther Mine perform he cannot refuse and finds himself instantly drawn to her vocals. Esther isn‘t just a singer to Esther‘s father and she and Benny become entangled by music, danger from their pasts, and by their growing feelings for each other and the racism they face because of them.

Jas16 I should really stop being surprised by how much I enjoy a book by Amy Harmon since I haven‘t read anything by her I haven‘t liked. I partially listened to the audio and partially read the ebook. The audio was well done. (edited) 9mo
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JustReadingJess
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The Song Book of Benny Lament by Amy Harmon is one of the best books I‘ve read in a long time. The Song Book of Benny Lament is a story of love, race, and music. The story alternates between a radio interview of Benny Lament on The Barry Gray Show and the past.

Thank you Lake Union Publishing and Amazon Publishing.

Full Review: https://justreadingjess.wordpress.com/2021/03/16/book-review-the-song-book-of-be...

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yvo_about_books
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It's no secret that Amy Harmon is one of my absolute favorite authors and I've been eagerly anticipating her newest story... And it turned out to be another stunning read! I already know it will be on my list of 2021 favorites. 😍😍😍 #mindblown #sogood

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