Life Song


Fiction - Womens
338 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2014
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Author Biography

Christine M. Knight is an Australian author of fiction, poetry, short stories, and blogs. She also composes music (see The Christine M Knight YouTube).
A graduate of Macquarie University (Sydney), Christine travelled extensively overseas and lived for three years in the United States. Christine has settled in the Canberra region. A writer, public speaker, and teacher, she continues to have a varied and enriching life.
Christine M. Knight’s other books include 'In and Out of Step', a novel about belonging, alienation, and discovery, 'What the Camera Cannot Capture', a poetry anthology, and 'Belonging: A Related Text Companion to In and Out of Step', an analysis of how the novel explores the themes of belonging, alienation, and change.
Christine uses the British spelling system.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

Life Song by Christine M. Knight introduces us to Mavis, who was born to be a songbird. Her parents even chose to name her after one, the bird with the song that was worthy of poetry, however, Mavis was not able to soar like a songbird. She spent 6 years not being able to pursue her gift until she almost forgot about it. One day, however, she finds she has a choice - she can remain as she is in an ordinary life or be one of those special few who reach for and grasp the stars. To get to the top in the Australian music industry takes a lot of work. It is grueling and exhausting, and even more so for a woman with a son.

Mavis is a character that I was drawn to from the moment I read the first pages. I know what it is like to feel your dream being crushed and forgotten, and then finding out that you truly do have a choice. While I never walked her path in music, I understand it. This is a fantastic book, and I admire how the author, Christine M. Knight, has put the story together. It flows seamlessly and features such beautiful use of language that you feel entranced by the tale. I have rarely read women’s fiction that I enjoyed as much as I have enjoyed this one. Everything about it is compelling and well written; you feel that it could be you if the role was placed in your hands. I would highly recommend this as a book to read this summer.