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Jane's Harmony by Ryan Winfield ~ ARC and Audiobook #Review

Title: Jane's Harmony
Author: Ryan Winfield
Series: Jane's Melody #2
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Source: ARC received from publisher, audiobook purchased on my own

Starting over is hard to do.

That’s what forty-year-old Jane McKinney learns when she quits her job, sells her home, and leaves Seattle behind to start a new life and pursue the man she loves in Austin. After the death of her daughter, Melody, Jane never thought she would find happiness again – until she met Caleb Cummings. Sensitive, loving, and mature beyond his years, Caleb is a handsome young musician struggling to make ends meet. But when his fortunes take an unexpected and drastic turn for the better, Jane is left wondering where exactly she fits in.

Can you ever leave the past behind? Jane must now decide if she really is willing to commit to a new beginning with Caleb – or if some wounds are just too deep to ever truly mend.


Publisher: Ryan Winfield
Narrated by Emily Beresford

Five Stars

“It was as if their hearts beat a rhythm that rhymed, their souls strolling together forever in some place beyond space and time, step for step, humming a sweet tune of hope, her voice and his, a harmony neither could deny.”

Jane’s Harmony is a beautiful sequel to Jane’s Melody! It begins shortly after where the first book ended with Jane and Caleb in Austin. While Caleb is doing his best to get his music out there, Jane comes up with an idea to help get him into the spotlight. Suddenly, Caleb’s journey as a musician spins into a whole new and unexpected trajectory.

While I felt Jane’s Melody was more Jane’s story. Jane’s Harmony tells equally both Caleb’s and Jane’s journey both as individuals and as a couple. Gosh, I really do love Jane and Caleb as a couple! Ryan Winfield writes them so connected and having such a strong bond. Even when they struggle emotionally, their love for one another doesn’t waiver. They have an insatiable appetite for each other, too! Mr. Winfield doesn’t hold back the heat at all. When Caleb is in the mood, it doesn’t matter when, where or how…just sayin’!

This story very much reflects the next phase in Jane and Caleb’s lives. It surrounds making new friends, missing old friends, and loving your best friend. It surrounds beautiful music and pursuing lifelong dreams. Melody is never far from Jane’s mind, and she must finally make peace with what happened in the past now more than ever. Just when I thought I was going to get away without shedding a tear, Mr. Winfield had to include a scene that twisted my heart so. The more I think about this story after reading, the more I love it. “For lovers everywhere” is what the dedication says, and that is truly who this book is written for.

~ Audiobook ~

I both read this book and listened to the audiobook. This was my first time listening to this narrator, and it took me a while to get used to her voice, especially the voice she used for Caleb. In my mind I guess he sounds different, but that’s just me. In the end, I liked her narration. Overall, I think the audiobook is a pretty decent option.

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About the author:
Hi, I'm Ryan Winfield. I'm a 39-year-old writer living in Seattle. Author of the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller "Jane's Melody: A Novel", "South of Bixby Bridge", and "The Park Service Trilogy". I hope you enjoy my books and I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Whoa!! How did I not know there was a sequel to Jane's Melody?? Adding it to my TBR now :)

    1. LOL, yes! It looks like there will be third installment next year, too! :)