Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blog Tour! Porcelain Keys by Sarah Beard

"A lyrical love story that will leave your heart singing. Porcelain Keys is a masterpiece
with emotional depth, young love, and family angst. Beard takes us on a journey of self discovery,
second chances, and ultimately, sweet resolution." --Heather Ostler, author
or The Siren's Secret


Aria's life is full of secrets--secrets about her mother's death, her father's cruelty, and her dream to go to Juilliard. When Aria meets Thomas, he draws out her secrets, captures her heart, and gives her the courage to defy her father. But when tragedy strikes and Thomas disappears, Aria is left alone to transform her broken heart's melody into something beautiful. Porcelain Keys is a captivating love story that will resonate long after the last page is turned.

Paperback, 352 pages 
ISBN-10: 1462113966         ISBN-13: 978-1462113965

February 11th 2014 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media 

Porcelain Keys tells the story of two people longing to find a connection to the world. Aria and Thomas both come from families that are still healing from a death. After her mother's death Aria's father has become an angry drunk. He has started taking out all of his frustrations on Aria physically and emotionally. Causing her to count the days until her 18th birthday. When she meets her new neighbor Thomas, she finds a confidant and he soon pushes her to try to live her dreams and apply to Julliard. 
They both have personal issues that they are learning to work out. Healing and forgiveness takes time and this book really delves deep into the different sides of healing emotionally. Although Thomas and Aria are experiencing different kinds of battles, they find that support in each other that is needed to push them to look towards the future, and take the steps to begin the healing process. 
I think that Thomas and Aria were a good fit for each other. The story has a powerful storyline to it and the emotional ups and downs it takes to get over the hump. Some of their healing takes time and this story takes place over a couple of years.  
Throughout the story Aria is a music lover, she plays the piano and likes to compose as well. This comes to an underlying focus throughout the story and the way she relates music into the real world, or how to relate the emotions of the real world into her music. 
I would recommend this book to those that like to read about family issues, coming of age stories. It's a very clean read with a gripping plot.

Author Bio: 
Sarah Beard is the author of Porcelain Keys, a YA contemporary romance. She has a degree in communications from the University of Utah and splits her time between writing and raising three energetic boys. She is a cancer survivor and a hopeless romantic. She enjoys reading and composing music, and lives with her husband and children in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can follow Sarah on twitter @authorsarahb or at
Photo Credit: Heather Clark Photography

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