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.
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.