About The Book
If you found out you were dying, would you suddenly confess all your past sins?
When former chart-topper Tiffany Knightly learns that she’s dying from cancer, she leaves behind her plush California lifestyle to return to Hempstead, New York, with Karlie, her reluctant teenaged daughter. Her fans think she has simply gone home to die, but Tiffany has another mission. She desperately wishes she could leave her past in the past, but in order to secure her daughter’s future, she must tear open past wounds.
Life wasn’t always easy for Tiffany. With a stepfather who abused her and a mother who didn’t believe her, she acted out by becoming promiscuous. Fifteen years later, she’s back to reveal to her ex-husband that he might not be Karlie’s biological father. In fact, there are four men who could have fathered Karlie—four that she’s willing to acknowledge, anyway.
As Tiffany reveals her truth and searches for Karlie’s father, she reconnects with old friends and old lovers. Some reunions are happy, but some innocent lives are torn apart, leaving Tiffany to wonder if she’s doing the right thing. Through it all, she will have to learn to rely on the healing power of God’s unfathomable love.
Review of Sing A New Song
Tiffany Knightly wants to get her business in order in Sing A New Song by Michelle Lindo Rice. Tiffany has done well for herself with her singing career, which made taking care of her daughter, Karlie, easy. When Tiffany learns she is dying from cancer, Tiffany wants to make sure her daughter, Karlie, is taken care of. Tiffany decides to move back to her hometown to face her past so that her daughter can have a future.
The only problem with Tiffany’s happily ever after is that she has to approach four men from her past to find out who is Karlie’s biological father. Tiffany knows this has to be done in order to see if Karlie’s father will be able to properly take care of her when Tiffany is gone. In the process of rectifying her past issues and mistakes, Tiffany rekindles friendships and faces fears that she has worked hard to forget. Tiffany soon finds out that she may be in a test that will strengthen her faith or have her turning away from God’s plan.
Sing A New Song was a compelling story of a mother trying to do right by her daughter. It should not shock me that a mother would wait so many years to acknowledge the father of her child since it happens every day. I applaud the author for sharing a wonderful story of forgiveness and faith. I enjoyed the characters, plot and anticipation of finding out who was the father and this kept my attention until the end. I would have never guessed that Sing A New Song was a debut novel from this author’s writing style. I look forward to reading more of her work. I recommend Sing A New Song to others.
Originally from Jamaica West Indies, Michelle Lindo-Rice graduated from Argosy University with an Education Specialist degree in Education Leadership. A pastor’s kid, Michelle continues to uphold the faith, preaching, teaching and ministering through praise and worship. From a young teen, Michelle discovered a passion for reading and writing and feels blessed to have the opportunity to use this talent to bring God glory.
Q & A with Michelle Lindo Rice
How did you become a writer?
I always enjoyed writing and started writing songs from a teen. However it wasn’t until I had had my sons that I wrote my first novel.
What are you hoping readers take from your book?
I would like readers to see how a real character with flaws and past mistakes can find redemption through God’s grace and His Divine power.
If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
I am not sure. Maybe a fiction book with a Black Republican or something in politics. Or, tackling the issue of spanking/corporal punishment in school. Or, the death penalty.
Are you an avid or occasional reader? If so, what is your favorite genre of books?
I love books! The love affair started when I was a teenager in middle school. I use to go the library and check out a bag full of books only to return the next day to get more. I read across genres, but Christian Fiction and romance comes second.
If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
Victoria Christopher Murray because she has a lot of experience and her writing skills are superior, plus I enjoy talking to people who can teach me.
If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be?
Sing A New Song
Which marketing/promotions or publicity strategy has worked best in your favor?
I think word-of-mouth and developing relationships is the the best means to promote one’s work.
Which do you like better traditional or self-publishing? Why?
I have previously self-published, and I prefer traditional. I think because I get to work with an amazing acquisitions editor. The publisher handles distribution. I wouldn’t want to have to do that.
What new projects are you working on?
I am supposed to be re-writing the sequel to my second novel, entitled, My Steps are Ordered. LOL. I also have a couple other novels to rewrite, and revamp. But one step at a time.
I submitted my second manuscript to the senior acquisitions editor at Urban. Walk A Straight Line is now going through the rewriting and revision process. It is scheduled to release January 2014.
WALK A STRAIGHT LINE Two friends… Two brothers… Two weddings… Too many secrets… Who will cross the line?
Can a friendship survive when one friend becomes saved and married? Where do you draw the line? Colleen MacGregor rededicated her life to God when she met and married Terence Hayworth. However, her happy-ever-after will have to wait because she has some serious dragons to slay to sustain her marriage and keep her friendship with Gina Price intact. She has to come to terms with no longer telling her best friend of fifteen years everything, and drawing a line between her marriage and her friend.
What did God do to her friend? Gina finds it hard to deal with Colleen’s newfound faith. She thinks Colleen is too pious and becomes the recipient of her self-righteous tirades, especially when she begins dating one brother, while simultaneously falling in love with another! Boy, does she get an earful! However, Gina is way too busy trying to sort her way through her own murky feelings to even worry about her soul. Her heart wants what it wants, but she must draw the line between her heart’s desire and doing what is right.
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