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Today’s blog post is all about the tunes – a playlist for At the Edge of the Sea, my award-winning third novel. Although the story takes place circa 1960, there’s a mix of older and newer songs in the playlist.
For all you Spotify fans – here’s a playlist link:
Son of a Preacher Man (1968) Dusty Springfield’s version: chosen for obvious reasons – Billy Ray, my hero, is the Son of a Preacher Man! The line ‘the only boy who could ever teach me’ has special significance, but not in the way people usually think.
Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1958) Larry Williams (Beatles also covered it later): Lizzy, my heroine, early in the book
Strong Enough (1995) Sheryl Crow: Oh man, this IS Lizzy’s theme song!
What Hurts the Most (2005) Rascal Flatts’ version: a Billy Ray angsty song
Sweet Dreams (of You) (1956) Don Gibson’s version: a heart-wrenching song of longing – perfect for Billy Ray and Lizzy’s time apart
One Mint Julep (1961) Xaviar Cougat: The College Mixer!
The Look of Love Pt 1 (1982) ABC: Favorite lyric – “Maybe there must be a solution to the one thing, the one thing we can’t find. Sisters and brothers should help each other.”
Message of Love (1981) The Pretenders: a musical synopsis of the basic messages in At the Edge of the Sea. And it has one of my favorite quotes in the lyric: (from Oscar Wilde) ‘We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’
And for those who prefer the You Tube versions (I especially like Sheryl Crow’s live version of Strong Enough):
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LIZZY QUINLAN LIVES IN THE SHADOW OF HER PAST….
Everyone in Orchard Hill knows Lizzy’s bad reputation and won’t let her forget it. But in the summer of 1959, Billy Ray Davenport, an itinerant minister’s son, arrives in town. He discovers an indomitable strength behind the allure his father says is ‘designed to lead men astray.’ Lizzy spouts quirky bursts of wisdom and exudes an effortless sensuality that calls to him like a siren’s song. Billy Ray thinks he could be the one who helps her swim against the tide of disapproval; he could free her once and for all.
But a stormy path awaits the unlikely pair. Lizzy’s past cannot help but shape her future, and ready or not, this beautiful, complex mystery girl is about to change Billy Ray’s life—and his heart—forever.
Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Romance and Chick-Lit Categories.
More praise for At the Edge of the Sea:
“Readers will be entertained and inspired by this winning tale.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“At the Edge of the Sea is a poignant and expressive love story that should not be missed!” – Austenesque Reviews
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