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The Songbook of Benny Lament ➭ [Ebook] ➨ The Songbook of Benny Lament By Amy Harmon ➹ – From the bestselling author of What the Wind Knows and From Sand and Ash comes a powerful love story about a musical duo who put everything on the line to be together New York 1960 For Benny Lament mu From the bestselling author of What of Benny eBook ´ the Wind Knows and From Sand and Ash comes a powerful love story about a musical duo who put everything on the line to be together New York For Benny Lament music is his entire life With his father’s deep ties to the mob the Bronx piano man The Songbook PDF \ has learned that love and family can get you in trouble So he keeps to himself writing songs for other musicians avoiding the spotlightuntil the night his father brings him to see Esther Mine singEsther is a petite powerhouse with a gorgeous voice And when Benny writes a hit song and performs it with her their Songbook of Benny Kindle ´ collaboration thrusts the duo onto the national stageand stirs up old issues and new scrutiny that the mob—and Benny—would rather avoidIt would be easier to walk away But the music and the woman are too hard for the piano man to resist Benny’s songs and Esther’s vocals are an explosive combination a sound that fans can’t get enough of But though America might love the music they make together some people aren’t ready for Benny Lament and Esther Mine on—or off—the stage.

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  1. Shabby -BookBistroBlog Shabby -BookBistroBlog says:

    A panoramic spectacular story set against the backdrop of motown music mafia segregationThere is no single passage in this profoundly researched book that one could actually fault Even though I haven't lived in that Era in this country yet every scene had me awestruck in its weighty philosophy Every chapter every situation dug deep in my soul and pulled all The chords of my feelings “Chords are like families The notes go together and there’s a million combinations” It definitely will become a classic Love story It is beautifully written and meticulously researched The information the insights the humanity it portrays of history's most important events are impeccable And then Amy Contemporizes the key underlying social proclivities and the ugly truth is there for all to see I could've been reading about 1940s 1970s or 2020 The comparison brought goosebumps and chills down my spine “It’s a story in Lee Otis’s book The girl Pandora is told not to open the box All manner of trouble and trials are in the box But she’s curious She can’t resist So she tries to just take a peek But once the box is opened it’s too late She can’t put the trouble back in the box” So many wonderful characters factual and fictitious alike are introduced to provide colour and authenticity Majorly Benny Lament and Esther Mine's controversial at that timelove story are at the forefront but at no moment are they left alone Their band of Brothers Minefield is always with them and it's a stroke of genius storytelling that all these characters experience the same scene from multiple vantage points lending it different Perspectives They were always on edge in a new place It was almost as if they expected mistreatment Like they braced themselves for it Even if most of the time it didn’t come Even if the majority of people were fine courteous kind even It had clearly happened enough for long enough that they never relaxed Benny is steadfast moralistic unwavering songwriter who gets enad by Little Bitty Lady great big voice Esther Their Verbal Wrestling kept the music their connection their chemistry alive It was a refreshing novelty for them to be seen together singing togetherEsther particularly stands out with her erect spine straightening her shoulders and lifting her chin that refuses to bend under pressure refusing to let go of her mic in the segregated music world she's literally singing for her life Power walking into the scene on her high heels it's her supremely talented and confidant gait that grabs the attention but her powerfull voice sustains and maintains that in the readers and listeners alike “He's cajoling she’s cutting she’s hot you’re cold Or maybe you’re hot and she’s cold” He shrugged “Physically you look great together but it’s than that It’s the sizzle and the slap” When did their language break off from music and translated into love is hard to pinpoint at the exact location But the very talent Esther possessed and Benny bolstered Singing Which started As a revolution soon becomes a noose around their neck painting a target on their backs Somebody wants to stop them permanently Politics is an ugly business I’d cross a gangster before I’d cross a politician Any day The ensuing plot knots of deadly secrets untangle and unravel leaving you agape and agogThe ruthless political scene is unrelenting uncompromising its tentacles reaching far and deep in all walks of life art and literature Countered only by the flawless narration with sufficient gravitas to be compelling it's easily the most readable book of the year it is a measure of the accomplishment that knowing the end of the story as all of us do we are still so immersed that the mounting action is as powerful as it must have been to the participants “If you want people to change you have to show them what it looks like” We are directly aware of the tension suspense and irony of the experience You will be moved by the descriptions and want to read The Songbook of Benny Lament to witness what history allowed to survive As always Ms Harmon makes me feel enriched blessed and fortunate enough to live in the same Era where she pens these topical historic books and I feel privileged enough to read them All her books are momentous and thought provoking but this timely tale will make us all think hard at where our priorities lie and the road to achieve a tolerant society 5 Major Chords And Acapella Stars Follow me on Email🌻 Bookbub 🌻 Twitter🌻 Instagram🌻 Blog🌻 Facebook🌻 🌻

  2. Corina Corina says:

    YES YES YES don't even need to know what it's about love me a new Amy Harmon book ♥︎I’m going in 😍ALMOST FIVE STARSBOOM What a book Powerful and fascinatingAnyone who loved Daisy Jones and The Six will LOVE this bookFull reviewWow this book was powerful and fascinatingAnd if you loved Daisy Jones and The Six you’ll love The Songbook of Benny Lament tooAs expected the novel was beautifully written and covers an era that was tumultuous but also fascinating I wish I knew about the 60s but I recognized enough songs and names to know what kind of music and artists were making the news during that timeAs always the research the author put into her books is astonishing and palpable The story flows engages and is utterly spellbinding And the way the Italian mob and the music of the 60s intertwined in this book was nothing short of masterfulBenny and Esther’s story was epic enthralling and one of a kind An interracial romance that was brimming with chemistry I mean the banter between them was just fabulous And the way they made up lyrics – my most favorite part of the book – was just admirable They effortlessly bounced ideas off each other one moment they were suabbling two minutes later the start of a new song was born Just like thatEach chapter was introduced by a segment of a radio interview between Benny and the radio host on New Year’s Day of 1969 It was so well done And I can only imagine how well the audiobook will soundThe book was unputdownable – PERIOD Thanks to a fascinating background and characters that were based on facts the book delivered a punch One that was felt deeply Especially in a year like 2020Also the Romeo and Juliet kind of vibe the forbidden attraction between Benny and Esther pulled my heartstrings in way than oneThe love story the era the music – it was all exceptionally well doneI can’t wait for you all to read itI received a copy of this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review My opinions have not been influenced by the publisher or the authorFind reviews and book recommendations on my blogFollow me on Bookstagram

  3. Curlyhairlass19 Curlyhairlass19 says:

    6 stars ⭐️ When I think over the journey and the humbling experience this was just to be able to be a part of such a monumental story such as this one I am in complete awe over it I will NEVER forget it Amy Harmon is than a friend to me but a piece of my soul She just gets it Period She’s been writing diversely since her very first book To be honest it is what drew me to her words over four years ago She’s uiet she keeps her head down and writes her very life blood onto the pages of her heart and then gives them to us holding nothing backThis is exactly what she did with The Songbook of Benny Lament She blocked out all the noise and whisperings of “stay in your lane” and gave us Esther Mine one of my VERY favorite heroines EVER I can’t describe how it feels being able to see myself in one of Amy’s characters From the shape of her eyes lips and color of her skin—Esther Mine is me I am so honored to have gotten the privilege of being a sensitivity reader for her This love story is not sunshine and rainbows Set in the 1960’s it definitely wasn’t a favorable time for black people and especially interracial love Amy brought us a love so pure fierce and brutally honest I am so in love with Benny Lament that I really can’t fault Esther for falling in love with my man lol He was so protective over her and loved her with his whole self Benny didn’t care what anyone thought and just knew that he had to “write a song for her” and that’s just what he didAmy didn’t shy away from the hard areas in this book She writes with such realness and transparency that is refreshing It’s gritty and painful but oh the silver lining of hope that she paints with broad strokes in Benny Esther’s love It’s truly incredibleI love Benny’s voice and this story being in his pov He’s so real and honest in his fears and also his intense love for Esther He is definitely in my top 5 book husbands listI love the Motown feel of the music and the nod Amy gives to some of the greats that paved the way in the soul music genre I loved the mobster feel to this story and that we got to experience Benny’s Italian heritage from the Bronx This love story “strummed my pain with its fingers” but if I had one take away it would be this It’s a uote Esther said that will stay with me forever“If you want people to change you have to show them what it looks like”Benny and Esther do this and Thank you Amy for continuing to give us the treasure of your words They are truly a balm to the aching soul

  4. Emma Scott Emma Scott says:

    I want to be Amy Harmon when I grow up RTC

  5. Christy Christy says:

    5 stars Amy Harmon slayed me with Benny and Esther’s story I couldn’t have loved The Songbook of Benny Lament This story was stunning and the writing was phenomenal Benny and Esther meet in the early 60’s when Benny’s Pops takes him to hear her sing Her voice is completely unforgettable Benny is a songwriter and decides he’s going to write a song for Esther Mine One song turns into many but there is so much going on here aside from the music Esther’s story was so interesting and I loved how it tied into Bennys in unexpected ways Benny’s family is part of the mob but he stays out of that Until he’s not sure if he can any Someone is out to get Benny and Esther and he’s not sure why Is it because she’s black and he’s white Or does it have something to do with her parentage Or maybe Benny’s mob ties Only time will tell I loved the way this story was told A part in interview form and the bulk of it in the past watching Benny and Esther fall in love against all odds I loved seeing these two fall for one another Their banter was fantastic but it wasn’t all fun and games They had to fight for their love And they did Not only did I love Benny and Esther so much but there were some secondary characters that stole the show for me from time to time My favorite was Benny’s Pops but I also completely adored Esther’s brother Alvin Amy Harmon is one of those authors that has a way with words Not only that but she has a way of writing profound stories that need to be told This is a story that needs to be read by all Truly a must read book “There’s always gotta be someone who shows the world how it’s done” This is one of the best books I’ve read this year and I have no doubt that it will be high up on my top favorites of 2021 It’s poignant important emotional beautiful and the romance will sweep you off your feet I can’t recommend this one enough and I can’t wait until the audiobook is released next month because I’ll be doing a reread and listening to it straight away

  6. Brandie Brandie says:

    Well I knew I would love this book because I love everything Amy writes but this is one of her best books I couldn’t put it down and I never wanted it to end Loved

  7. Kalie Phillips Kalie Phillips says:

    I wish I could give this book all the stars in the sky Review to come when I can stop crying and figure out how to review perfection

  8. Ashley Ashley says:

    Gold Pure gold The perfect note to end the year on

  9. Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover says:

    Amy just sent me a copy of this book I’m so excited I don’t even know what it’s about but of course I’m going to drop everything and read it

  10. talon smith talon smith says:

    P H E N O M E N A LBEAUTIFULS T U N N I N GI promise that once this book is closer to releasing I will give a in depth review on my feelings but as of right now there is nothing that I can say that I have not said about an Amy Harmon novel before The Songbook of Benny Lament took me off to a place where I felt good and I felt like I was truly lost and mesmerized in a story That hasn’t happened for me in a long long timeEverything about this book from the writing to the characters to the prose to just ugh All of it It’s mesmerizing The feelings it pulls from you and the heartfelt moments that you experience– there is just no justice when it comes to explaining it I know my words could never do it justice anywaysAmy Harmon I love you so damn much You have the best gift and tell the best stories with the most absolute pristine writing that I have EVER had the pleasure of reading in all of my years

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