Robert Jaquay, May, 2010: I was especially eager to read Robbi McCoy's wonderfully rich and entertaining Songs Without Words (Bella Books, 2010), because books which include music as an integral element of the plot really appeal to me. I had never read any of Robbi's books before, so I didn't know what to expect and I'm ever so happy that I took the plunge.
Syndicated 03/08/2010: It's not so much that love is elusive for college librarian, filmmaker and amateur musician Harper; her problem, until one shattering summer of the heart, is that she has shied away from it. For well more than a decade, she maintained a long-distance relationship with a nice enough man, all the while suppressing the memory of an adolescent romantic interlude 20 years earlier with high school best friend Peggy. But when younger Chelsea leaves her fraught entanglement with the much older Mary, part mentor and part lover, Harper finds the Sapphic half of her soul -- for just one summer, until Chelsea returns to Mary. Two years later, though, Chelsea and Harper are fated to meet again. This time for good? No doubt. But arriving at the happy ending to this well-crafted romance, told through a series of summertime flashbacks, is a satisfying literary experience.
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