Praise for The
Perfect Love Song
"Named One of Six Books to Enjoy When You’re Home for the Holidays."
—Tall Poppy List By Booktribe
"Patti Callahan Henry is quickly becoming one of my favorites."
—Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author
“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.”
—Library Journal (starred review), featured in Short Takes: Holiday Fiction; What’s in Santa’s Bag!
“Her characters are so real, you feel as if you’ve known them a very long time.”
— Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed
“The Perfect Love Song has …to do with choices in life and relationships. The story is sweet … it is a pleasant read to pass an evening on and a quick read…”
“I fell in love with both Patti Callahan Henry and her work. The Perfect Love Song is a lyrical and heartwarming tale of love and forgiveness. Patti takes you to those places in the heart you didn’t even know you wanted to go.”
—Pat Conroy, New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and South of Broad
“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. Each of the complex characters work together to create a cohesive whole, much like pieces to a puzzle. 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.”
—New York Journal of Books
“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.”
—Cassandra King, author of Same Sweet Girls
From New York Times bestselling author
Patti Callahan Henry comes a
perfect Christmas tale of love lost and found.
Brothers Jimmy and Jack Sullivan live a nomadic life doing what they love: touring with their band, The Unknown Souls. But Jack’s recent engagement to Kara has everyone looking forward to a Christmas destination wedding in Ireland.
Unlike his brother, Jimmy never expected to fall in love. But he feels a sense of peace and happiness whenever he’s around Kara’s best friend, Charlotte—which has him wondering what he’s missing. Over Thanksgiving, Jimmy and Charlotte write a song while sitting together on the back porch. When the band sings it at a Christmas concert the next night, Jimmy insists it’s the perfect love song—but a manager for another famous duo is adamant that it’s the perfect Christmas song. Before Jimmy knows what’s happening, he’s on tour with the hottest country band around and suddenly everyone knows his name.
But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Jimmy finds himself far away from those he loves—especially Charlotte. Only a Christmas miracle—or two—will be able to lead Jimmy back to Ireland, to his brother, and to love.
The Perfect Love Song
A Christmas Story
From the Author—
"Every Christmas season we can find ourselves asking what is most important, who is most important. We can get lost in the chaos, the frivolity, and even the beauty of the season. But what happens when our hearts quiet? What opens up when our souls reach for what lasts? I hope this story allows you to answer those questions for yourself."
My Dear Readers,
THE PERFECT LOVE SONG — A CHRISTMAS STORY is out today!
Can one song save a life?
This Christmas story has been close to my heart for over a decade! Last year, I picked it up again and like all stories we delve into a decade later, it was a different tale to me. I wanted to expand, deepen and add to it. So that is what I’ve done!
Now the novella is an expanded edition with bonus content and new scenes. It was a great thrill to enter back into the lives of Jimmy and Jack, and their music. It was a joy to again discover Kara and Charlotte, and to immerse myself in the romance and mystery of the Claddagh Myth of Ireland.
Join me on a journey of music, lost love, myth, and a Christmas miracle or two that will lead our characters to the love they were meant to find.
Bonus Content ❄ Included:
Charlotte's Southern Garland
The Legend of the Claddagh Ring
The Story Behind the Story
An excerpt from the novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Patti Callahan Henry
ISBN 10: 0785226222
Imprint: Thomas Nelson
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
On Sale: 2019-10-08
Pages: 240 List Price: $17.99
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2019-10-08
Formats: Hardcover, e-book, audio, and audio CD
Tags: Fiction, Romance, Holiday, Contemporary, Women's fiction
The Claddagh Ring
The myth of the Claddagh ring is one of my favorites—it is about the vulnerable strength of undying loyalty, friendship, and love. Learn more about the history of the Claddagh ring—"The Legend of the Claddagh Ring" and The Story Behind the Story" included in the book.