Twang

By Julie L. Cannon Published
Paperback ISBN: 9781426714702 $14.99 Buy
An intimate peek into the life of a wounded country music star; a story about the therapeutic powers of friendship, faith, and music.Twenty-three-year-old Jennifer Clodfelter believes she is destined to be a country music star. When her passion, determination and homemade demo tape were rejected by every music label in Nashville, she refused to give up. In just three years, a combination of guts and raw talent have propelled her on a journey of fame beyond her best dream.

Now Jennifer has all she ever wanted, only to discover that there is a dark side to the glitz and number one hits. She will have to decide whether to sing her pain to a loving audience or find the courage to face the music in the private studio of her heart.

Reviews

"Written with an enticing Southern flair, and a profound knowledge of the Nashville music industry, Twang is a story of passion, courage, and the unfolding of a dream." - Alice J. Wisler, author of Rain Song (Christy Finalist), How Sweet It Is (Christy Finalist), Hatteras Girl, A Wedding Invitation, and Still Life in Shadows

"Twang is powerful and moving with profound insights into faith and forgiveness -- of finding grace, mercy, and even beauty, in the ugliest and most destructive of memories and events. Twang helps us realize that the shining of divine light on the secrets and buried bones of our past can actually set us free. A story that reads like a greased bullet, as if taken from a country song itself, is ultimately pleasing and redeeming." - Walt Larimore, author of Hazel Creek and Sugar Fork

"With an authentic Southern voice, Julie L. Cannon’s Twang takes you into the heart of Nashville and the sometimes overlooked dark side of fame. But there’s nothing dark about the characters in this delightful book. It had me tapping my toes to the music until the very last page. Bravo!" -Carla Stewart, award-winning author of Chasing Lilacs and Stardust

"Unforgettable characters! And a beautiful story, beautifully told." - Augusta Trobaugh, author of Sophie and the Rising Sun and Music from Beyond the Moon

"Twang is a delightful journey through Nashville’s Music Row. Protagonist Jennifer Clodfelter grabs your attention and sings her heart out, all the while immersing you in a story that will have you wondering if you are living your dream, while fulfilling your God-given destiny or just treading water. It’s a novel that validates the premise that forgiveness is a powerful force and faith really can move mountains. This book speaks to the heart and whispers to the soul. I’m so glad I read it." Jackie Lee Miles, Author of The Heavenly Heart and All That’s True

"In her latest book, Twang, Julie Cannon once again brings characters to life with such accurate and picturesque detail, captures the cadences of Southern speech so perfectly, that we feel as if each character has sprung to life as a neighbor or member of the family. Even more important, as we follow Jenny's struggle to move beyond the tribulations of her childhood, Cannon leads us inexorably to a conclusion in which we see the mysterious and transformative power of Grace and, in the process, makes us feel transformed ourselves." - K.S. Schwind, author of Vermilion Wanted to Go to the Movies

"Achingly honest and engrossing novel about a Taylor Swift hopeful who nearly loses herself when she finds fame. A must-read for fans of country music and anyone who's ever dreamed of becoming a star. I loved it!" - Karin Gillespie, author Bottom Dollar Girl series

"In this heartwarming look into the pain and heartache that can lie behind stardom, Julie Cannon demonstrates that Thomas Wolfe was wrong: we not only can, we must go home again to forgive hurts we endured there before we can truly find peace in our lives." - Patricia Sprinkle, author of Friday’s Daughter.

About the Author

Julie L. Cannon

Julie L. Cannon was the bestselling author of several titles, including Twang, published by Abingdon Press. Her books have been named in Good Housekeeping’s '20 Books to Tote on Vacation’ and have become finalists for a variety of awards, including the Townsend Prize for Fiction as well the SIBA Book Award. Julie passed away in 2012.