Suzy Approved Blog Tour Review: The Sound Between The Notes by Barbara Linn Probst

Posted 7 April, 2021 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Suzy Approved Blog Tour Review: The Sound Between The Notes by Barbara Linn Probst
Title: The Sound Between the Notes
Author: Barbara Linn Probst
Published by She Writes Press
Date Published: 6 April, 2021
Pages: 336
Genres: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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The highly anticipated new novel from the multiple award-winning author of Queen of the Owls . . .

What if you had a second chance at the very thing you thought you’d renounced forever? How steep a price would you be willing to pay?

Susannah’s career as a pianist has been on hold for nearly sixteen years, ever since her son was born. An adoptee who’s never forgiven her birth mother for not putting her first, Susannah vowed to put her own child first, no matter what. And she did.

But now, suddenly, she has a chance to vault into that elite tier of “chosen” musicians. There’s just one problem: somewhere along the way, she lost the power and the magic that used to be hers at the keyboard. She needs to get them back. Now.

Her quest―what her husband calls her obsession―turns out to have a cost Susannah couldn’t have anticipated. Even her hand betrays her, as Susannah learns that she has a progressive hereditary disease that’s making her fingers cramp and curl―a curse waiting in her genes, legacy of a birth family that gave her little else. As her now-or-never concert draws near, Susannah is catapulted back to memories she’s never been able to purge―and forward, to choices she never thought she would have to make.

Told through the unique perspective of a musician, The Sound Between the Notes draws the reader deeper and deeper into the question Susannah can no longer silence: Who am I, and where do I belong?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
If you are looking for an emotional, beautifully chiseled novel, by a truly talented author, look no further than that of The Sound Between The Notes. Probst has woven a story that will grip you from the start, take you on a whirlwind ride, and deliver you an ending that will make you instantly ready for her next novel.

I loved reading Susannah’s story, as she journeyed through life, trying to find out who she truly was meant to be. I loved the way Probst entwined the powerful messages of adoption and family into the story. As someone who has a biological sister somewhere out there, I truly felt the emotions of the adoption aspect, for sure!

This beautiful story brings the reader unforgettable characters, an emotionally moving plot line, makes you reflect on your life and the choices you’ve made. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this one and I look forward to more books just like this one from this amazingly talented author!

About Barbara Linn Probst

Barbara Linn Probst is a writer, researcher, clinician, and “serious amateur” pianist living on a historic dirt road in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Barbara’s novels (QUEEN OF THE OWLS, April 2020, and THE SOUND BETWEEN THE NOTES, coming in April 2021) tell of the search for authenticity, wholeness, and connection. In both novels, art helps the protagonist to become more fully herself.

QUEEN OF THE OWLS has been chosen as a 2020 selection by the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, a network of more than 780 book clubs across the U.S.

Author of the groundbreaking book on nurturing out-of-the-box children, WHEN THE LABELS DON’T FIT, Barbara also holds a PhD in clinical social work and is a frequent guest essayist on major online sites for fiction writers



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