About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Stage Fright by Kate Lloyd


Jessica Nash loves to sing but is paralyzed every time she gets on stage. After blowing an excruciating audition, she wonders if she should give up on her dream. She’s already committed to a weeklong choral tour of England with her church choir, though, and as a single mom with a limited income, this might be her only chance to travel.

The trip gets off to a rocky start when Jessica has to sit next to Martin, a once-famous British tenor whose career plummeted in a scandal, on the flight to London. Is it her imagination, or does he seem to aim his bitterness toward womankind specifically at Jessica? And to make things worse, once they arrive Jessica discovers she has to room with the choir’s thorny lead soprano.

When Nick, their handsome tour guide, takes a special interest in showing Jessica the sights, things finally seem to be falling into place. She starts to relax and let herself be wooed against the backdrop of the charming English countryside. But is she ready to give him as much as he’s asking for?

Things aren’t as simple as they seem. Almost every person on the tour, it seems, is hiding a secret, and before her English holiday is over Jessica will find herself stretched and tested in every direction—including the soloist’s place center stage.

"Stage Fright is a captivating novel sure to win the hearts of readers." - New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauk


Who of us hasn't suffered state fright and how many of us have stepped out of our comfort zones to achieve a goal? This is Jessica Nash's predicament as she agrees to tour England with her church choir in exchange for a weeklong trip to London. She knows that this may be her only chance to see London but how will she conquer her fears? And how will she choose between two very different men who seem to be interested in her?

Kate Lloyd often writes Amish fiction but this new book is positive proof that she has a knack for also penning contemporary fiction. Stage Fright is funny, heartwarming, and even sad at times, but in the end, it is a book that will leave readers happy that they read it. There is also a promising romance, a realistic look at all of the things that can, and often do, go wrong, and an ending that I didn't see coming. If you are looking for a fun, contemporary story, you will want to read Kate Lloyd's Stage Fright!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. I am voluntarily sharing my thoughts and opinions.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Bestselling author Kate Lloyd is a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, PA, the inspiration for her novels Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, and Forever Amish, the third book in the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, and also A Letter from Lancaster County and Starting from Scratch. Her Kindle novella An Unexpected Christmas Gift is available for preorder. Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied art, art history, and Italian in college. She's worked a variety of jobs, including restaurateur and car salesman. Kate enjoys travel and walking with her camera in hand.

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