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Heard It in a Love Song - by Tracey Garvis Graves - image 1 of 1
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From Tracey Garvis Graves, the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances in Heard It in a Love Song.

Love doesn't always wait until you're ready.

Layla Hilding is thirty-five and recently divorced. Struggling to break free from the past--her glory days as the lead singer in a band and a ten-year marriage to a man who never put her first--Layla's newly found independence feels a lot like loneliness.

Then there's Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Recently separated, he's still processing the end of his twenty-year marriage to his high school sweetheart. He chats with Layla every morning at school and finds himself thinking about her more and more.

Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible and way too simple--but when two people are on the rebound, is it heartbreak or happiness that's a love song away?

Review Quotes

I cannot get enough of Tracey Garvis Graves. She just keeps getting better and better. --Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

Tracey Garvis Graves's Heard It in a Love Song is filled with so much warmth and so much hope, reading it feels like listening to your favorite song while curled up with someone you love. I'll be thinking about these characters and their passion for life for a long time to come. --Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of Everything After

A warm, witty story with plenty of heart and characters that jump off the page, Heard It in a Love Song hits all the right notes. --Meg Mitchell Moore, author of Two Truths and a Lie

"A moving novel about the resilience of hope and love . . . Full of humor, warmth and depth. It's pure magic on the page." --Madeleine Henry, author of The Love Proof

Two broken hearts take a chance on love. Tracey Garvis Graves' Heard It In A Love Song captures Josh and Layla in the throes of letting in and letting go. Graves, with her knack for creating characters with heart and hope, tackles life's most vulnerable moments leaving the reader feeling all the feels. --Rochelle Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author

"[A] classic friends-become-lovers story with characters you will find familiar - and can't help rooting for." --Real Simple

At the heart of Tracey Garvis Graves's Heard It in a Love Song is the simple, but beautiful message that it's never too late to start over. --PopSugar

Graves has a sure hand with depicting the complexity of dating after divorce. This will please readers looking for a realistic spin on taking a second chance at love. --Publishers Weekly

"[Layla and Josh] are appealing, sensible characters who have good banter, and it is especially satisfying to watch Layla's journey back to her rock-and-roll roots. [A] quiet, romantic novel that delves deeply into how relationships fall apart and how love can blossom again." --Booklist

About the Author

TRACEY GARVIS GRAVES is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into twenty-nine languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, and The Girl He Used to Know. She is hard at work on her next book.
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2023
TCIN: 85572827
UPC: 9781250235695
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-8342
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

An absolutely stunning story!

5 out of 5 stars
carvanz - 2 years ago
What a beautifully written story of two people processing the loss of their marriage and what moving forward looks like. Layla was certainly the type of heroine that many will be able to relate to. The problems within her marriage were those that are shared among many others. Her journey to rise up and find out who she truly is, and what she wants, was filled with growing pains as she struggled with every step forward. I found her to be extremely likeable. Josh was in a situation that had me wondering how it was all going to work out. There is definitely a sense that anything could happen between him and his wife. This author does not allow him to take the easy way out nor was he created in a way that’s commonly found among romance heroes. Yes, I liked him, but I was constantly on edge regarding how this was all going to turn out. The main bulk of this story consists of back-flashes that reveal the relationship Layla and Josh had with their spouses. It highlights all the good, the bad and the ugly before moving this couple into the here and now and their own build up into a new relationship. There isn’t a lot of time spent on this development but it was written in a way that it felt organic when they finally took a serious step forward. Definitely a book that’s light on romance and heavy on emotion.
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