A Song of Home: A Novel of the Swing Era (Pearl Spence #3) by Susie Finkbeiner

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Read A Song of Home: A Novel of the Swing Era (Pearl Spence #3) Online Free - Pearl Spence has finally settled into a routine in Bliss, Michigan, far from her home in Red River, Oklahoma. Like all the other kids, she goes to school each day, plays in the woods, and does her chores. But there's one big difference: Mama is still gone, and doesn't seem to have a thought for the family she's left behind.

Escaping from her worries is another part of Pearl's new routine, whether that's running to Aunt Carrie's farm, listening to the radio with Ray, or losing herself in a book. In fact, a chair in the stacks, surrounded by books, might be her favorite place on earth--until she discovers swing dancing. The music transports Pearl to a whole other world.

When Mama unexpectedly returns, it isn't the happy occasion Pearl had imagined. Mama is distant and Pearl can't figure out how to please her. And the horrible way she treats Daddy is more than Pearl can bear. Seems life would be better if Mama would just stay away.

Finkbeiner's portrayal of both tragedy and everyday life in times of great change is charged with a raw beauty that will haunt readers. Fans of the two prior Pearl Spence novels won't be disappointed!

Title : A Song of Home: A Novel of the Swing Era (Pearl Spence #3)
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ISBN : 0825444829
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Beth rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

Vivid, heart-mending, like coming home after a long journey. I closed A Song of Home with a beautiful blend of emotions. I have a full heart because of story well-told, more than a hint of sadness that this Pearl's last story, and yet a deep contentment at how events unfolded for her. I know that...

Jocelyn rated it ★★★★★

November 17, 2017

Susie Finkbeiner is a master at characterization. Few books I've read take me as deep into another person's experience as this author takes me into Pearl Spence's. As a reader, I gobbled this book up and found it completely and utterly satisfying as a book on its own, and especially as the culmin...

Joanne rated it ★★★★★

November 10, 2017

Susie Finkbeiner has done it again - in this third book in the Pearl Spence series, the author keeps us engaged with the characters I fell in love with in the first two books, and helped me fall for the new characters. I love the way strong characters are woven into a strong, moving plot that hel...

Rachael rated it ★★★★★

November 28, 2017

Such a sweet read...but like life. Difficulties to overcome, decisions to be made, broken hearts, and sweet relationships. They are all a part of life, but it’s so much easier to handle if you have a comforting place to call home. Such vivid characters, realistic settings, and in a way this book h...

Maureen rated it ★★★★★

January 04, 2018

A book that concludes this trilogy, but I could keep on reading more about this family. We have come a long way from a kidnapping, dust bowl storm, moving to Wisconsin, and then Mama leaving. Yes, you might want to start at the beginning, and I highly recommend that you do, but this can be read a...

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

November 21, 2017

What can I say? My first book by Susie Finkbeiner and I loved it! A SONG OF HOME! This is book three and it can stand alone but, oh my! I am already over halfway through book one now! I have the second book waiting. I have found a new author for sure. A story through the eyes of a young girl that...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

January 06, 2018

Title: A Song of Home (Pearl Spence Book #3) Author: Susie Finkbeiner Pages: 312 Year: 2017 Publisher: Kregel My rating is 5 out of 5 stars. The Pearl Spence series begins with A Cup of Dust followed by A Trail of Crumbs before completing Pearl’s tale in this book. It would be helpful if readers read a...

Brenda rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2017

A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner… The third book in the Pearl Spence series. I came to know Pearl Spence first in A Cup of Dust. Tensions mount, Secrets are revealed, and danger arises for Pearl. In A Trail of Crumbs, I really fell in love with the spunky and brave little girl Pearl was really de...

Amy rated it ★★★★☆

January 12, 2018

In this third book of following Pearl Spence’s young life, we pick up shortly after the second book left off. Pearl is in a new town, new school, new home, her mother has left the family so the only constants she has is her father and Ray who came with them from Oklahoma to live with them. Pearl...

Suzie rated it ★★★★☆

December 20, 2017

This is my first Pearl Spence novel, and what a captivating surprise it was. With an eleven-year-old narrator who is finding her way during a tumultuous time, A Song of Home hits all the right notes. Pearl’s life isn’t perfect—she’s left her beloved Oklahoma behind and her mother has left—but the...

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