David's Song by A.R. Talley
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: November 23, 2010
Taken from the book cover: Annie only ever really loved two men in her life. One broke her heart, the other married her. Four children and fifteen years later, Annie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Money is tight and her husband questions the very foundation of their relationship.
When Annie is unexpectedly given the opportunity to see the young man who broke her heart — a man who is now a megastar in the music industry — Annie is faced with choices. Choices that will determine what is of more value — a second chance at lost love and unfulfilled dreams or commitment, trust, and love built on years of experience.
A psychologically subtle, yet compelling tale about how the instinct and need for love overcomes self-doubt and personal inadequacy.
Classes started a few days later and the rigors of college life set in. Being a closet dancer, I really was excited that fi rst morning to attend social dance. Th e class was always closed out, being one of the most popular the university off ered. But I was nervous, too, knowing how backwards I felt around boys and unsure of what to say as we danced. I decided to focus more on appearance than small talk and woke early to spend more time with my hair and makeup.
It was a beautiful September morning to be walking to class. The sky was an azure blue, the air crisp but not cold, and the mountains appeared as dark shadows with the sun brightening the sky behind them. I loved Provo. I missed the green of Ohio, but the majesty of the mountain range always left me feeling wistful. I felt like I lived in a fortress, the mountains protecting me and my world of fantasies.
I couldn’t help but look at them and be lost in the romantic thought of climbing over rocky terrain with a ruggedly handsome young man who lived only to make my dreams come true. My current fantasy was interrupted by the sound of giggling girls. Out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of a young man with a following of young co-eds walking towards the Wilkinson Center.
“It can’t be,” I muttered to myself. “Does he have a harem everywhere he goes?” I slowed my steps and watched David Andrews and a gathering of four giddy girls pass a few yards in front of me. One had him by the arm, and the others were twittering around him like birds. He had that sweet grin on his face and didn’t seem to be saying much.
He just basked in the adoration. I assumed the small blonde on his arm must have been Dana. He had mentioned she was the jealous type and from what I could see he was right. Th ey walked into the student center, presumably for some breakfast.
“I can’t even fantasize about that one,” I muttered to myself. “I couldn’t get within ten feet of him with that fan club around.” In any event I had a dance class to get to and didn’t want to be late.
April R Talley was born and raised in the Rubber City, Akron, Ohio in 1959. She is the youngest of six children. She attended Brigham Young University for a time, but withdrew to work fulltime for Osmond Productions in Orem, Utah as a member of The Osmond production staff. After a brief stint working in television, she returned to Akron to finish her education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media Communications in 1981. April later worked as vice president and part owner of a dance and sportswear boutique. Married in 1982, she is the proud mother of seven children and is deeply involved in volunteer work for her church. April spends her time working on future projects, caring for home and family, and traveling. David’s Song is her debut novel and the first of a trilogy.
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