Mary Ann Joyce from the April 14, 2014 issue
Tagline: When Sophie broke up with her ex, she thought the music had gone out of her life. Then she met Aidan...
In a Nutshell: Sophie is getting over a break-up with a singer so she's not particularly up on singing herself anymore. Enter the man who works on the floor above hers. When she finds out he's going to karaoke, she can't resist.
Stream of Consciousness Observations: I got halfway before I realized I hadn't stopped to make any comments. LOL Going back to rethink.
Although I personally hate going to listen to karaoke because bad singing makes me want to crawl into a hole and not come out, I think the idea of karaoke in a Woman's World story is cute.
I like the progression of Sophie's attraction toward Aidan and how we see the tiny little scenes.
LOL at what his mom used to say to him in church.
Okay. Done. LOVED IT. The character arc of Sophie, going from dejected, "washed up" singer, to a woman with optimism who sings with a new guy.
There's a reason why Johnene keeps buying Joyce's stories.
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