The Sound Between the Notes by Barbara Linn Probst {Blog Tour}

Huge thank you to JeanBookNerd and Barbara for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book for review. 

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: The Sound Between the Notes

Author: Barbara Linn Probst

Age: Adult

Genres: Contemporary, Women's Fiction

Publication Date: April 6, 2021

Publisher: She Writes Press

Source: Paperback

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The highly anticipated new novel from the multiple award-winning author of Queen of the Owls . . .

What if you had a second chance at the very thing you thought you’d renounced forever? How steep a price would you be willing to pay?

Susannah’s career as a pianist has been on hold for nearly sixteen years, ever since her son was born. An adoptee who’s never forgiven her birth mother for not putting her first, Susannah vowed to put her own child first, no matter what. And she did.

But now, suddenly, she has a chance to vault into that elite tier of “chosen” musicians. There’s just one problem: somewhere along the way, she lost the power and the magic that used to be hers at the keyboard. She needs to get them back. Now.

Her quest―what her husband calls her obsession―turns out to have a cost Susannah couldn’t have anticipated. Even her hand betrays her, as Susannah learns that she has a progressive hereditary disease that’s making her fingers cramp and curl―a curse waiting in her genes, legacy of a birth family that gave her little else. As her now-or-never concert draws near, Susannah is catapulted back to memories she’s never been able to purge―and forward, to choices she never thought she would have to make.

Told through the unique perspective of a musician, The Sound Between the Notes draws the reader deeper and deeper into the question Susannah can no longer silence: Who am I, and where do I belong?

My Rating: 

My Thoughts:
This was an interesting story. At first I wasn't finding anything that kept me intrigued, but as I progressed with the story I began to enjoy it more and more. I think this was a beautifully written lyrical story. This is heavy on parenting be it biological or adoptive. I was blown away by how the topics were handled in such a soft manner. I enjoyed the main character and seeing her journey and understanding of self throughout the story. Beginnings and origins that must be found and can no longer be concealed. This is a heart-wrenching story of a woman on a journey to learning who she really is. I would definitely recommend it.

About the Author:
Barbara Linn Probst is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, living on an historic dirt road in New York’s Hudson Valley. Her debut novel Queen of the Owls (April 2020) is the powerful story of a woman’s search for wholeness, framed around the art and life of iconic American painter Georgia O’Keeffe. Endorsed by best-selling authors such as Christina Baker Kline and Caroline Leavitt, Queen of the Owls was selected as one of the 20 most anticipated books of 2020 by Working Mother and one of the best Spring fiction books by Parade Magazine, and a debut novel “too good to ignore” by Bustle. It was also featured in lists compiled by Pop Sugar and Entertainment Weekly, among others. It won the bronze medal for popular fiction from the Independent Publishers Association, placed first runner-up in general fiction for the Eric Hoffer Award, and was short-listed for both the First Horizon and the $2500 Grand Prize. 

Barbara’s second novel, The Sound Between the Notes, is slated for publication in April 2021. Like Queen of The Owls, it shows how art can help us to be more fully human. Barbara has also published numerous blogs on the craft of writing on award-winning sites such as Jane Friedman and Writer Unboxed. To learn more about Barbara and her work, please see She resides in New York.

- Giveaway is open to International.
- Must be 13+ to Enter
- 3 Winners will receive a Copy of The Sound Between the Notes by Barbara Linn Probst.
- Ends on April 26, 2021

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