Saturday, January 16, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Sing Until You Die by Carole Brown

Book: Sing Until You Die

Author: Carole Brown

Genre: Historical romantic suspense

Release Date: October 15, 2020

From childhood up, Claire Anne Rayner has despised the man who’s like a brother and son to the rest of the Rayner House residents. But when she puts her musical training on hold and begins singing to the troops as a means of helping support and encourage them, she is pulled into a mysterious spy’s efforts to destroy a certain high-ranking man.

Wills Mason is loved by everyone but Claire who cannot forgive him for his and her sister’s unmerciful, youthful teasing. But now, grown up and serving as a civilian spy, Wills must prove that Claire is not willingly relaying messages to the enemy, as his colonel believes, even when all evidence points that way. And can he prove he’s changed and can be trusted to cherish her heart as she deserves to be loved?


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I am not one who normally enjoys Spy and Mystery type books, but I do like
Historical Books. Sing Until You Die by Carole Brown is the 3rd book in the 
Spies of World War II Series and it has been an interesting series. 

Claire Anne Rayner has dreams of being a Singer and having a Musical 
career. Her dreams are put on hold due to the War and she instead 
begins supporting the troops by entertaining them with her singing. 
Wills Mason has long been someone who the Rayner family LOVEs
and adores, while everyone except Claire. She loathes him for the 
teasing she endured from him during their childhood. Wills is now 
serving as a Civilian Spy during Wartime. Claire has been intertwined
with the troops, but also becomes drawn into the efforts of a mysterious
spy to ruin people. Wills is trying to earn the trust of Claire and make her 
believe him that she needs to RUN from the attempts of this mysterious
person. In the midst of the attempts to help Claire, there seems to be 
some romance brewing. Does Wills succeed at having Claire trust him?
Will the despise that Claire has for Wills turn to trust and romance? 

I really enjoyed this book, admittedly much more then I anticipated. 
The characters, Claire and Wills, have known each other since 
childhood and now as adults they must get along due to situations
with Wartime. Carole Brown really has a great writing style and I felt 
like I was there as the events were happening. I finished this book 
in a few hours. It reads great as a Stand Alone book, even though
it is book 3 in a series. FANTASTIC BOOK! 

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?


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A Grip on the Story by Carole Brown

Unlike books one and two of The Spies of WWII series (With Music in Their Hearts and A Flute in the Willows), I couldn’t get a handle on where to go with Claire Anne Rayner and Wills Mason’s story in Sing Until You Die. I knew their names, knew their careers, but the plot evaded me until it was time to write the novel. And then…


Slowly the plot opened up:

  • How Claire was using her career
  • What was being asked of Wills by his colonel
  • The conflict between the two main protagonists
  • The protagonists’ personalities
  • Who the spy was
  • Why revenge was being sought by the foreign spy


The more I wrote, the more I loved these two faulty, but loveable characters. Were they perfect? No. Were they determined to do what they felt was their duty, what they knew was their calling? Yes and yes.


Claire, as a child and teenager, faced thoughtless and sometimes cruel teasings because of over zealousness from certain family and friends. In her youthful mind, she felt loathing for those hurting her and knew she’d never forgive those involved.


Wills, on the otherhand, as a youth, was bound to prove he was one better than his best friend. Nothing was too dangerous or too extreme for him to try. No matter how others might feel…


Yet, through loving family and friends, these two grew into adulthood as caring, serious, and  individuals determined to succeed in their separate pursuits. The only thing they needed to do was ask for forgiveness and forgive. Could they lay aside their accusations for each other and do it? Would they realize that past feelings and thoughts about the other might just be wrong?


I worked hard at showing the slow and sometimes painful process of their achieving that. But tying in the insidious spy, thrust these two adorable, but different, characters into each others’ lives. That brings about the question:


Will the web of deceit the mysterious German spy is weaving destroy their one chance of happiness with each other, or can they both let go of the past and work together to bring the spy to justice?

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To celebrate her tour, Carole is giving away the grand prize package of a music-themed tote bag a 4-piece set of bird/flower coasters, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of Sing Until You Die!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This book sounds very intriguing.

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful review, Kendra! Thank you for sharing.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

You make me want to read this book! Good review.

James Robert said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on this tour and thanks for the opportunity to read about another great book out there. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, this sounds like an excellent book and series

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