With his soul now filled with hope, Jimmy writes his first love song. When he performs it at a holiday concert to a standing ovation, the lyrics are dubbed the Perfect Love Song, so much so that Jimmy finds himself going on tour with famous country music stars, catapulted into a world where the trappings of fame and fortune reign supreme.
All too soon, the hope that had once inspired Jimmy to write such beautiful, genuine lyrics is overshadowed by what the song can do for him and his career. In his thirst for recognition, he agrees to miss Jack's wedding in Ireland to sing at a Christmas Eve concert. And his ties to Charlotte seem to be ever so quickly slipping away.
Alone in New York City on Christmas Eve, Jimmy finally seeswith the help of a Christmas miracle or twothat his material gains are nothing compared to love, that he is losing all that really matters in his life. Is it too late to find his way to Ireland, to his brother, and to love?
Nancy Carty Lepri, NY Journal of Books
Jimmy and Jack Sullivan, members of the band the Unknown Souls, travel the bar and club circuit hoping to make it big. Raised in a dysfunctional family with a drunken and abusive father, the brothers live a nomadic lifestyle. That is, until Kara Larson, Jack’s childhood sweetheart from Palmetto Point, South Carolina, reconnects with him after many years.
Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed
“Her characters are so real, you feel as if you’ve known them a very long time.”
Cassandra King, author of Same Sweet Girls
“Patti Callahan Henry's The Perfect Love Song is a wonderfully romantic and inspiring novel about love and redemption that sings with emotional truth. An essential read by a master storyteller.”
Kat Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Clock
“The Perfect Love Song is the perfect love story for the holiday season.”
Library Journal, starred review
“This charming and romantic novel by the author of Driftwood Summer and Between the Tides will appeal to women's fiction fans and romance readers.”
New York Journal of Books
“This heartwarming story of love and pain is written in narrative, as though the reader is outside looking in. Irish proverbs supplement the beginning of several chapters, adding to a mystical touch in the writing. Vivid descriptions of the Southern country where the brothers grew up as well as the lush Irish geography really help place the reader right in the story.”