Twang by Julie L. Cannon

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The songs Jennifer Clodfelter writes and sings about drinkin', cheatin', lyin', and leavin' aren't from her imagination. With innocence and passion, Jenny pours the pain from her childhood into the lyrics of one Billboard country hit after another. Her manager tells her that confronting those years wrapped in abuse and heartache is a necessary evil, part of the unstoppable force of her destiny to become a country music diva. For a while, Jenny's in heaven. She basks in the spotlight on stage and loves living in Nashville, Tennessee. But soon she begins to find there's a heavy price to pay for such vulnerability. The emotional fallout is staggering when Jenny revisits a certain memory of her teen years. She begins to seriously doubt if the price she's paying to write her hits songs is worth it. Jenny's hairdresser, Tonilynn, sees the wounded little girl beneath the star's on-stage smiles and she attempts to fix Jenny's broken spirit along with her hair. This is a country music diva's song of reconciliation with her dark past.

About Julie L. Cannon

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Julie L. Cannon was the bestselling author of several titles, including Twang, published by Abingdon Press. Her books have been named in Good Housekeeping’s '20 Books to Tote on Vacation’ and have become finalists for a variety of awards, including the Townsend Prize for Fiction as well the SIBA Book Award. Julie passed away in 2011.
Published August 1, 2012 by Abingdon Press. 338 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Jennifer Anne Clodfelter arrives bone-tired, dewy-eyed, and surefire confident in Music City, USA, determined to make her way to the top of the country music charts in Cannon’s uninspiring story.

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The Christian Manifesto

I normally can’t stand a book written in first person and it usually takes me a while to get into the story when it is written in first person.

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If only she wouldn't keep spouting Jesus talk all the time … .Tomilynn also introduces Jenny to her colorful family, including Aunt Gomer, an aw-shucks mountain lady who's a genius at cooking and gardening, and to Tomilynn's son, Bobby Lee, a musky good ol' boy who's been confined to a whe...

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Canon (Author Guest Post / Book Review) Twang is a poignant story of a woman's journey to chase her dream of becoming a country music star while learning to let of go of the past and the importance of faith and forgiveness.

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