05 October 2022

Night Songs | Audiobook Review, Guest Post + Giveaway


What’s a girl to do when her life sounds ripped from the lyrics of a country music song?

Charlotte Van Cleave’s hissy-fit reaction to her husband’s infidelity sours her world like a pot of boiled chitlins. She’s left with no husband, no job, and no home—well, besides the dilapidated farmhouse inherited from her nana.

But Charlie learned early that southern girls dig deep when things go sideways. She’d climbed out of the mire when her missionary parents were killed in Congo, endured two late-term miscarriages, and survived the death of her nana and papaw. Too poor to paint and too proud to whitewash, Charlie follows a new path with her interior design skills.

Derek Daniels spent his life serving his country until a helicopter accident ended his military career. Now back home on the family farm, he’s stuck between his philandering brother, Nicky, and the only girl he’s ever loved—sweet Charlie Van Cleave. Unwilling to cross a line, he vows to keep his feelings to himself. Easier said than done when Charlie discovers a mystery surrounding her parents’ death and asks him to help investigate.

What’ll Charlie and Derek have to do to turn those lyrics into a country hit?

Publisher: CelebrateLit Publishing
Release Date: April 12, 2022


In the wake of realizing her husband's infidelityand losing her job, as a resultCharlotte Van Cleave has little hope for her future, but she determines to figure it out. At the same time, Derek Daniels returns home from his life in the military in need of a new career path. There seems to be drama at every turn as they sort through their choices, but perhaps what God has in store for them is better than they could have planned.

Night Songs by Jennifer Sienes makes for an interesting listen. These characters have quite a few challenges set before them, and at times, I felt frustrated how long they took to come to certain conclusionsbut their journeys proved fruitful for their development. It is an uplifting read.

I will say that I am not a huge fan of Southern accents in audiobooks, so while that influenced some of my enjoyment, this audiobook is still well-done. It makes for a solid option for readers who want to enjoy Night Songs in an alternative way.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Jennifer Sienes holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education, but discovered life-experience is the best teacher. She loves Jesus, romance and writing—and puts it altogether in inspirational contemporary fiction. Her daughter’s TBI and brother’s suicide inspired two of her three novels. Although fiction writing is her real love, she’s had several non-fiction pieces published in anthologies—two in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has two grown children and one very spoiled Maltese. California born and raised, she recently took a step of faith with her real-life hero and relocated to Tennessee.


Speaking Life into Story

Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *



To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a code for the audiobook.

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Enter below.



  1. Thank you for listening to Night Songs. I appreciate your thoughtful review.

  2. Love the cover, Nightsongs sounds like it would be great whether I read it or listen to it! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Hallie, for sharing your review!

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. This would be very good to listen to

  4. Such a pretty cover! Thank you for sharing your review of the Night Songs audiobook, this sounds like a story worth listening to

  5. Thank you for listening and reviewing!

  6. This sounds really good.