Release Date ~ September 27, 2016
All Faith Harp wants is a quiet life--to take care of her troubled brother, Sam, earn enough money to stop the poverty wolves snapping at her heels, and to keep her past buried as deep as possible. And after years of upheaval, she might have just about managed it: Sam's latest treatment seems to actually be working, Faith is holding down a job, and she's engaged to the gorgeous and successful Perry. But, for Faith, things never seem to stay simple for long. Her domineering mother-in-law-to-be is planning a nightmare wedding, including the wedding dress from hell. And the man who killed her mother is released from prison, sending her brother tumbling back into mental illness.
When secretly planning the wedding she really wants, Faith stumbles across a church choir that challenges far more than her ability to hold a tune. She ends up joining the choir, led by the fierce choir-mistress Hester, who is determined to do whatever it takes to turn the group of ragtag women into something spectacular. She also meets Dylan, the church's vicar, who is different than any man she has ever met before . . .
The Name I Call Myself by Beth Moran is a delightful book full of humor, wit, faith, engaging characters that help the story jump off the page and engage the reader in an emotional experience of this book.
What so impresses me about Ms. Moran's writing style is that she brings the story to life with a charming blend of wit and wisdom, all the while introducing deeper issues that her protagonist faces. She addresses these issues with tact, respectfulness and with a depth of understanding that invites the reader in to experience and share the subtle lessons that she portrays in the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Name I Call Myself and I highly recommend it!
Thank you to Lion Fiction and Netgalley for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.