Sep 202012
Freedom Road by T.M. Souders
Publication Date: September 12, 2012
About the Author:
T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh.  She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies.  She is the author of bestselling women’s fiction novel,Waiting on Hope, as well as the novelette Dashing Through The Snow and the young adult/crossover novel, Freedom Road, due for release on Sept. 18th. In her spare time when she is not writing, she is an active volunteer for The World Literary Cafe, a site dedicated to authors and readers. She currently lives in rural Ohio with her husband and children. 
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Book Description:
Since the tender age of eight, music served as Samantha Becker’s source of solace against her father’s tyranny and her mother’s alcoholism. Now at eighteen, her only dream is to study classical guitar at Juilliard. But when her father’s careless actions lead to an “accident,” which threatens her ability to play the guitar, Sam becomes despondent. Losing all confidence in her future, Sam hides behind the emotional barriers that have protected her for years.

Just when Sam has given up, two unexpected people enter her life, giving her the confidence she needs and forcing her to evaluate all she’s ever known. Battling her father’s plans for her future, band mates using her for personal gain, and a permanent injury, the odds are stacked against her. With auditions approaching and time running out, Sam must relearn to play the guitar, or be destined to give up her dreams forever.

My Review:
I loved this book from the first paragraph I read, once I started reading I could not put it down.
Sam (Samantha) Becker is 18 is the main character in this story. Her mother is an alcoholic and is drunk most days.  Her father is a domineering workaholic and is either at work or with the other woman.  Her father has Sam’s future all planned out for her – to take over his job at the bank. Only that is not what Sam wants when she was eight she was given a guitar; that she learned to play and played very well. Her dream was to study classical guitar at Julliard.
One night something awful happens to Sam, her father accidentally cuts off her ring finger, her fret finger. For most of us this would be the end of our dream, but Sam is determined.  At first she was very depressed but with the support of a twelve year old neighbor Tad, and a college student Laird. Sam has hope.
I don’t want to spoil the rest of the story for you but I will let you know the plot has some surprising twist in it and it will hold your attention. I cried and I cheered at Sam’s disappointments and her triumphs through out the story.  I know you will love this as much as I did.

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I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.

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