Item description for Somewhere a Song (Daughters of Fortune, Book 2) by Judith Pella...
Book 2 of Daughters of Fortune. Somewhere a Song opens the day after Pearl Harbor as the daughters of newspaper tycoon Keegan Hayes suffer the aftermath on three different continents---journalist Cameron Hayes in Moscow, searching for the half-brother she's never met; Jackie in California, dangerously aligning herself with the Japanese community; and Blair in Manila, desperately seeking the whereabouts of her estranged army officer husband even as she is caught up in the terror of war. The trauma each woman experiences threatens to further drive a wedge in the Hayes family. Is there hope when the world's at war?
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764224220 ISBN13 9780764224225
Availability 0 units.
More About Judith Pella
MICHAEL PHILLIPS is a bestselling author with more than seventy of his own titles. In addition to his own work, Phillips has helped reawaken interest in Victorian novelist George MacDonald over the past thirty years. Michael and his wife alternate their time between Scotland and their home in California. JUDITH PELLA is a bestselling, award-winning author whose in-depth research combines with her skillful storytelling to provide readers with dramatic, thought-provoking novels. She and her husband make their home in Oregon.
Judith Pella currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Somewhere a Song (Daughters of Fortune, Book 2)?
Lies, betrayal, war + characters you care about = Lovely Book Jun 15, 2006
Blair lied, that's no great spoiler, but it is a bomb when it comes to her life. She follows her estranged husband, Gary, to the Phillipines to see if they can piece together their lives. Blair - the movie star, singer, actress - is soon gonna have to learn to rough it in the jungles but for now God's gently easing her into a harder life. Cameron's still off chasing stories and falling in love. Yes, the practical one goes against all good sense for the sake of her heart. How troublingly romantic....and this is one romance bound to get her in big trouble. The poor woman will no doubt learn to hate telegrams as well...seems every other one she gets is another piece of fabric being ripped violently from her life. Jacki's also in love. But the color of her love's skin will be big trouble for both of them. Doesn't matter that Sam is a bonafide American citizen. Being Japanese in America around this time in history is not so safe.
Throw in a few family disasters and such and it's all good.
Excellent Series Jun 17, 2004
I love historical fiction, and this is just a great series taking place in World War II, from the perspective of three sisters strategically placed in three areas of the world in the midst of the chaos of this war. To see history from the perspective of people living through this time was very special. I'm now reading book 3, and the series continues with excellent writing, characters, and story.
Second book in a great series Feb 1, 2004
"Somewhere a Song" by Judith Pella is the second book in the "Daughters of Fortune" Series. This book mainly focus on Blair, the middle daughter and her struggles of finding her faith, while facing the possiblitly of being a POW on the Philiippines. While I moved by her journey, there were times I wonder if it was real. Older sister Cameron, also finds her faith while working in Soviet Union. Younger sister Jackie remains at home, deepening her relationship with fellow Christian Japanese-American Sam, who is facing hatred since the bombing. I found Jackie story to be the most interesting, due to the fact that few war-time setting deal with the treatment of Japanese-Americans. But Overall, "Somewhere a Song" should not be missed.
Another Great Book by Pella! Jan 28, 2004
I have to say I was a little skeptical about the 2nd book in the Daughters of Fortune series because I liked the first one so much! But it lived up to my expectations. I became completely involved with Blair's story this time. She was such a spoiled brat in the first one but I grew to like her. Being in the middle of a war sure changes peoples outlooks on life. I'm just hoping the 3rd one lives up to my expectations as well
Skimmable Sections Still Surface! Jun 18, 2003
World War Two is intensifying, America is devastated following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the lives of the Hayes sisters are anything but unadventurous. After a brief return to the U.S. to visit her ailing father, Cameron is back to Russia. She attempts to perform her journalism duties with excellence, yet thoughts of her fractured relationship with former boyfriend Alex and doubts about her need for God fill her mind. Blair is desperate to prove to Gary that she is sorry for deceiving him and still loves him, and travels to the dangerously war-torn Philippines with hopes of finding her soldier husband and repairing their relationship. Jackie is still in her native California, very much in love with a Japanese American man yet afraid of what continuing their relationship will mean in the face of anti-Japanese hysteria. On three different continents, handling three explosive situations, each sister must face what lies ahead and maybe even learn to rely on God.
My sentiments about "Somewhere a Song" are similar to my feelings about its prequel. Undoubtedly, certain areas of this book were extremely strong. Above all, I loved the parts of this book involving Jackie and Sam (her boyfriend) and found them unique, thought provoking, inspiring, and romantic. Really, all of the "romantic" parts of the book are well done. Pella also wrote with skill about Cameron's "wrestle" with Christianity and did not attempt to solve it simply and quickly. Furthermore, a few insights into Keagan Hayes's (the girls' father) personality were extremely interesting. Finally, some of the history woven into the story was compelling. Thus, there are certainly some reasons to consider reading "Somewhere A Song."
However, once again problem areas "surface" throughout the book. As I suspected, the main focus of this book was Blair. Unfortunately, I found a good deal of the sections about Blair's Philippine adventure flat and unexciting. Blair doesn't have the charisma or intelligence of Cameron, or the sweetness of Jackie, so she herself was not a particularly fascinating character and descriptions of her trek across the Philippines seemed very repetitive. Pella also attempted to describe the horrors faced by Blair's husband as he battled in the jungles of the Philippines; these were in my opinion some of the most boring, confusing, and just plain "flat" sections of the book. I cannot exactly explain why I disliked much of the "Philippines part" of the book, it just lacked a certain "something." Basically, Blair's domination of the story line was simply unsuccessful.
I don't know, I'll probably read Book 3 in this series just because Jackie will be the main character in that book and so far I have loved Jackie. Historical parts of this series just don't seem up to par; and that is a major flaw. I keep wishing for historical fiction as compelling as Pella's "The Russians" series, and I just haven't found it much of the time with the "Daughters of Fortune" series.