Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blog Tour: Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin

Today is my turn on Kaylee Baldwin's blog tour for her debut novel, Meg's Melody, a copy of which I received from her publisher, Cedar Fort, Inc. Although some unexpected events in my life delayed this post a while, I'm excited to put in my two cents worth about this tender book. First, isn't that a gorgeous cover? CFI's cover designers are some of the best in the business. Meg's Melody was released in December, 2010.

Now for an excerpt from the back cover copy:

She paced the small confines of her bathroom as she waited the obligatory two minutes for the result. Yet, part of her sensed the truth. Not only did Austin take her self-esteem and plans for happiness, but he also took her get-out-of-this-marriage-free card.

The plus sign glared at Meg from the white plastic frame of the pregnancy test. The test fell from her hands and clattered into the bathtub as Meg’s back slid against the wall until she reached the floor.

“I’m pregnant,” she said into the quiet.

Talk about knowing how to tug on your heartstrings! Meg Sanders's short marriage has fallen apart, she's discovered she's pregnant, and she feels like she is alone in the world. She has nowhere to turn but back to her roots, and the faith that she left behind to marry. Kaylee Baldwin really knows how to put her protagonist up a tree and throw rocks at her. Meg's journey through rejection and pain and into joy and redemption is a well-crafted read, suitable for lovers of clean romance, whether they hold to the LDS (Mormon) faith or not.

If I hadn't known beforehand, I would not have guessed that Meg's Melody is Kaylee's first published work of fiction. Her touch with the characters is deft and sure, and her dialogue is very natural. I appreciated that Meg likes to sing. It's a distinctive characteristic that not every author would have thought to use to create a protagonist with depth.

Kaylee is holding a drawing for a copy of Meg's Melody, so leave a comment on any of the blog posts about Meg's Melody to be entered into a drawing to win a copy. You can leave comments on multiple blogs for multiple entries. Kaylee will give you another entry if you become a follower of her blog, found at kayleebaldwin.com. The drawing will close on January 22nd.

Stops on the Blog Tour:
January 10th
January 11th
January 12th
Jolene Perry (Jolene also did an interview with Kaylee here)
January 13th
January 15th
January 17th
January 18th
January 19th
January 20th
January 21st

Kaylee Baldwin grew up in Mesa, Arizona, and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in English literature.

She and her husband, Jeremy, live in southern Arizona with their three children. When she is not writing, Kaylee enjoys reading, starting new craft projects, and spending time with her family.

I'm sure we haven't heard the last from Kaylee Baldwin. 

Meg's Melody is available at Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle edition formats, at Deseretbook.com, and in LDS bookstores.


  1. I'm so excited to get this book. It sounds really good.

  2. I got to read this one in its rough form and really liked it then... Can't wait to read it again.

  3. sounds like a great book!

  4. I'm eager to read Meg's Melody, for I think it will increase my appreciation for my own many blessings, and my compassion for those not so fortunate. I love clean romances.

  5. I soooo want to read her book!

  6. Nice review. I'd love a copy.

  7. Sounds like a good book. Adding it to my list of books to read.

  8. I read that book before it come out and love it. It is heartwarming and a great story. The author did a great job with her characters and their fears.

    Anna del C. Dye
    Author of "The Silent Warrior Trilogy"

  9. Sounds great. Another book to add to my list.


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