Reviews - Contemporary

The Tenderest of Strings
Stephen
Schwartz

Reuben and Ardith Rosenfeld move from Chicago to the small town of Welton, Colorado, hoping the change of scenery will be the change of pace their family needs. Reuben, a former copyeditor at the Chicago Tribune purchases the local paper, while Ardith stays home and attempts to fix up their fixer-upper and manage their troubled teenager, Harry, and amiable younger son, Jamie.

Nursing a broken heart from the death of his fiancée, Grady O’Hara is determined to keep himself hidden away to sulk in peace. But when Farren Parks practically barges into his life with a plan to reinvent the motel he owns, Grady jumps at the chance to make a deal with her.

Cindy and Jay DeMatteo are approaching the seven-year mark of their marriage, and after remodeling their dream home, they are looking for a bit of spark. The two are working to strengthen their relationship even as they confront obstacles they never could have imagined.

Haunted by his past, suffering from writer's block, and his sobriety, Jack’s unable to complete the album he started with Mia. Recognizing she's lost her journalistic objectivity by falling into bed - and in love with Jack, Erin quits her job for a music blog magazine to become a freelance reporter, and the ghost writer for his tell-all memoir.

Little ditty about Jack and Amber; about Jack and Mia; and about Jack and Erin. A bruising and abusive childhood leads teenager Jack O'Donnell to find solace in music, his tight-knit group of friends, and the arms of three very different women. After seizing an opportunity and unable to deny his high school crush on Amber, Jack shoots his shot and scores.

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