Praise for the Whitney Award Finalist and Rone Award Nominee
“…an authentic picture of America as it was immediately after WWII…a beautifully written, poignant story that eagerly embraces the past and makes it real to the reader.” —InD’tale Magazine Crowned Heart Review
Book #2 in the Music Box Romance Series
He hesitated only half a second before lowering his head. There was something there, behind his eyes, in his soul. Something that seemed familiar to Sophie. She didn’t know Leland, but she recognized that haunted look in his eyes. He had lost someone. He had weathered the storm and still manned his ship, sailing forward through life.
World War II has ended but the scars of the war have carved deep grooves in Sophie Wright’s heart. Now a widow with two young children, she returns home to Aspen Falls and meets Leland Halverson, a handsome carpenter who appears interested in her, but afraid of a relationship.
Leland wishes he was worthy of the beautiful Sophie, and he adores her two children, but his past still haunts him. Sophie knows that Leland fell apart after his little girl died and his wife left him, but she doesn’t know the real reason why.
Meanwhile, David Alexander, a decorated bomber pilot has returned to Aspen Falls, and Sophie catches his eye. Confused by the two vastly different choices of men, Sophie searches for answers from a heart that has betrayed her before.
When Sophie discovers a message inside a music box that Leland once owned, the pieces start to fit together. The enchanting melody urges her to share the secrets of her heart so that she can understand his. Leland knows the tune from the music box well and if he can find the courage, he’ll carve a melody for Sophie from the solid wood surrounding his heart.
“Carve Me a Melody is a gripping story of real people and feelings. Rachelle J. Christensen writes with real understanding of people, their feelings and how they act and live their lives. The characters in this book make me smile, cry and sometimes cringe as they are so real in the way they interact.“ —Kristie M, Amazon reviewer
“I loved this one so much! The time and effort the Author put into World War II research is evident. You can almost feel yourself go back in time while reading this book. This book had all the emotions any good book should have it makes you want to scream, cry and jump for joy. It is truly amazing you don’t want to miss it!“ —JewelsLance, Amazon reviewer