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After reading Rosalyn Story s Wading Home I loved it so much that I had to read her first novel More Than You Know When I first saw the title I started singing the old standard by that name without knowing the song was a thread throughout the novel It s a sweet poignant love story of a nine year old boy who promised never to tell where the infant came from before he delivered her to Big Mama to adopt and raise Eighteen years later he finds that
baby all rown up and they have a happy marriage for all rown up and they have a happy marriage for years until he tell her the secret She banishes him he runs away and we find him living homeless on the streets of New York CityI loved the lyrical uality of this story but not as much as I loved Wading Home I loved the jazz music that tells it s own story as background to the plight of LJ and Olivia as the secret slowly unravels with all the threads that tore them apart and would finally bring them back together I ive it four stars A satisfying moment from beginning to endLike a The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States good meal this serves areat appetizer through dessert Sets the stage for a terrific suspense and teases out a fulfilling ending Thank you for a lovely read This book "starts out with a mini prologue from Arkansas 1955 More Than You Know picks up the "out with a mini prologue from Arkansas 1955 More Than You Know picks up the in 90 s New York It starts out by describing the weather with beautiful words and introduces a character with initials for a name LJ I hate initials for names in novels It s a personal thingMore Than You Know moves along about as fast as a turtle with arthritis in the kneecaps The novel does weave a very interesting history for LJ and Olivia once the book finally ets around to it Which feels like 5 years later because of the way the book is paced The Big Mama Olivia LJ Vaughn connection is a long time comingThe writing is very pretty and the pacing is very slowThis is not my type of book but the story idea is uite ood If you like flowery descriptions of weather skin tones and music then this book will be terrific for you And I like that the author lives in Dallas too I was a bit disappointed by this book I discovered this novel through a recommendation from a fellow bibliophile and thought that the plot sounded interesting enough to read Well the book was interesting in the beginning became extremely boring and dragged on for a ood portion of the book but the end was pret. A sweeping love story about how long buried family secrets devastate the marriage of a brilliant musician and his swife Homeless LJ Tillman is a jazz saxophonist whose life has been torn apart When the painful secret that LJ had kept all his life ha.
Rosalyn Story » 3 reviewIm onto an open club spot LJ slowly starts piecing his life back together as this ig allows him to save a few dollarsAs the story unfolds you his life back together as this ig allows him to save a few dollarsAs the story unfolds you that keeping secrets can "TEAR A RELATIONSHIP APART AND DEEPEN "a relationship apart and deepen resolve to stay true to yourself As Olivia learns bits and pieces of the truth her heart opens and she realizes her purpose in life But will her purpose and LJ s dream meet againEvery family has at least one dark secret but it is how you live with that knowledge which makes the difference The development of characters along with the use of flashbacks will keep you turning the pages of this novel The outcome was unexpected yet heartwarming Story has a ift for writing that is refreshing It reminds me of the writings of Maya Angelou and Sonia Sanchez Finally a saga about family that is not street or Moonrise (Snowfall, gang related but focuses on down home folks I m waiting on the edge of my seat for her next book Slow butood read the pace complemented the plot therefore no complaints kind of predictable too but that didn t take away from how ood the story is enjoyed the authors writing style A few missteps midway through and an unrealistic ending but Rosalyn Story is such a reat storyteller that I didn t mind at all She reeled me in immediately and made it hard to turn away I am in love with her writing style the way she pays homage to music and musicians and the care and attention she Hello, Snow! gives when detailing complicated relationships Her stories make meiddy Those who enjoy Diane McKinney Whetstone should ive this one a try Being from KC made this a fun read Rosalyn Story tells an intriguing tale of family relationships that are connected in the most improbable but fascinating ways She effectively infuses the story with the richness of jazz as well as the contrasts of rural living and city living The books characters are portrayed with the true complexity you would expect from a skilled author She weaves it all together with
a level of detail that makes you feel as if youlevel of detail that makes you feel as if you there with the characters witnessing their triumphs and struggles As a fellow author I can appreciate the liberty she takes with changing tenses a little used but effective literary tool that I have used myself but only seen infreuently used by other authors of fiction This is a work of substance that I would recommend to everyone. Conforms to its own rules and that love can endure even the most profound injuries Rosalyn Story herself a successful musician has created a lyrical emotionally consuming page turner that delves deeply into the mysteries of love family and marriage. Ty intriguing Author Rosalyn Story "A GREAT JOB OF ESTABLISHING A "great job of establishing a story line to about however
failed with structure of the book There were moments in the book that Rosalyn Story would jump to a completely different subject while the reader is left wondering what happened Some things just didnt pertain Wow What a fabulous book with characters I wish I could meet Ms Story brings each of the principals to life through descriptive language and dialogue in their interactions This is a heart rending tale that ties all of them together in sadness and joy One of the uniue features of this book is that Jazz as in music enre is a primary character in this novel Rosalyn Story must know jazz intimately and shares that knowledge in uniue ways in this bookThis book will rank in the top 5 of 2020 books that I have read at the end of the year It is a book I plan to read again just for the pure joy found in its writing More Than You Know is about how keeping secrets can destroy the family Rosalyn Story writes this tale using a series of flashbacks that conduct a wonderful symphony of music in the detail of her words As the secrets begin to unravel the supporting characters in the book shed light on their involvement in the continuation of the betrayal During one of the worst storms of the decade a nine year old boy LJ Tillman drops off a note and a baby Olivia to Big Mama s front door Big Mama Glodean Country Uncle Joon and Clo T share in the parenting of Olivia Big Mama believes God delivered Olivia to them as an answer to years of prayer Nearly 20 years later that nine year old boy LJ Tillman is reintroduced to Olivia They fall in love and Mastering the Art of Saying No Without Feeling Guilty: Tips, Techniques and Strategies get married LJ lives the ideal musicians life until he reveals a deep dark family secret to OliviaShe banishes him from the house forever not knowing that her wish may come true Grief stricken by his wife s outburst and dismissal from his dream job LJ turns to the bottle Drinking and wallowing in despair he plunges off an embankment landing in the river He escapes the car and the city that doesn t want him by jumping a train to New York CityNew York City has little to offer a poor black man with a saxophone He travels from corner to corner and park bench to homeless shelter playing his horn while living on the streets One day Covington a jazz singer turns D finally been revealed it shattered his marriage to Olivia a promising singer who works as a beautician More Than You Know is the elegantly crafted story of how this troubled couple rescues their marriage shaken to the core they discover that truth.she failed with