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Sunday, March 29, 2015


Publisher:  Cedar Fort, Inc
Release Date:  2/2014
Pages:  352
Genre:  YA/ Contemporary Fiction
Rating:  5 Stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About the Book:  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. 

Wanda's Thoughts:  The author combines the strong dynamics of family relationships, a young love that blooms, an abusive father, and a gifted musician. This is a story that puts life into perspective with a strong theme of forgiveness. You will surrender your heart to the endearing characters, and the writer’s style is simply inviting and superb.

Had I known this was a YA book, I wouldn’t have downloaded it to my Kindle. However, I’m so glad I did. This is a beautiful and touching story that musicians will especially love. This is the story of Aria, an accomplished pianist, who is accepted into Julliard, and perseveres young love, loss, and sadness. Just superb!

About the Author:  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 hopeless romantic, and enjoys reading, composing music, and traveling with her family. She lives with her husband and children in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can follow Sarah on twitter at @authorsarahb, or at