Friday, June 17, 2011

Pump Up Your Book blog tour: Ladies and Gentlemen … The Redeemers by Michael Scott Miller

From the back of the book:

Ladies and Gentlemen … The Redeemers tells the story of Bert Ingram, once a successful rep in the music industry, who has lost his way. Desperate for redemption, the perpetual dreamer decides to put together a band, recruiting musicians who have only one thing in common: the need to overcome a significant obstacle in their lives. The volatile mix of the musicians’ personalities and backgrounds threatens to derail the band at every opportunity, but in time, the Redeemers begin to realize they have more to gain from one another than they ever could have imagined.

About the author:

Michael Scott Miller is a first-time novelist who works with numbers by day in the business world and with words by night. He began writing shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and has had his work published in the Welcomat (now Philadelphia Weekly). He also wrote music reviews for the Wharton Journal while his wife was getting her degree there.

Michael grew up in Cherry Hill, N.J., and now lives in Lafayette Hill, Pa., with his wife and three children.

To learn more about Michael and his book, visit his website.

Just my opinion:

Fun! That’s the best word to describe this story about a group of misfits who “band” together to make something of themselves. Each member is a qualified musician who for whatever reason has never been able to break into the business on his own. Enter Bert Ingram, who was basically kicked out of the industry years before and is determined to get back into his groove. After months of practice, they finally begin to get some gigs. But will they succeed?

I really enjoyed this story by first-time novelist Michael Scott Miller. There are a few rough spots (after all, this is his first book), but they don’t take away for the enjoyment of the book. It is a very pleasant read and one that is tough to put down. I was anxious to find out if the group ever “made it” and kept reading the last pages until I found out.

A delightful story and one you will definitely enjoy as well.

Some favorite passages from the book:

If you waited until your ship sprung leaks, sometimes you couldn’t bail water fast enough.

You can’t will things to be the way you want them to be. Adversity can motivate or destroy, depending upon the mettle of the man.

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