Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Song for September by Holly Schindler
Michael left Finley years ago to pursue his dream in Nashville of becoming a singer. He lasted all of two weeks and then had to return home. Working in his mother's coffee shop, Michael sees his life as a failure. Stifling his dream of singing, Michael has settled for a life of daily drawing pictures into customers coffee orders. Roped into singing as backup for Gary, Michael is even more dissatisfied with his life.
When Michael meets George Hargrove something magical happens. Michael once again finds his voice and maybe, just maybe is instrumental in building a bridge for legendary couple Amos and Finley to find each other.
"In the meantime," Michael finished, his words now rote, lacking any enthusiasm at all, "The spirit of Amos is here, in town, granting wishes, Making dreams come true."
"Love was alive. His love of music was still breathing. And by sending it out into the world--he had created a bridge. The kind of bridge that could bring a happily-ever-after to the town's oldest legend."
I enjoyed Michael's story. I loved how he started out feeling defeated, but eventually, with the help of the mysterious George Hargrove, found his confidence and love of music once more. I loved the one-step-closer to Amos and Finley finding each other story. As always, I'm looking forward to the next installment of the Finley Short Story Cycle!
Check Out My Reviews Of The Other Finley Books:
Mayday Mayday Mayday
A Hundred Julys
Under The August Moon
Miles Left Yet where the town of Finley is introduced.