Diane R. (Munger, MI)
The Tenth Song
This is a must read...Everyone can find themselves in this page turning book. How life can turn upside down in a blink of an eye. But to find a path through the upset and have sadness once again find a way to truth and the end result is finding oneself. It is written so you can actually feel like you are there experiencing the action. Mother and daughter connect and love finds a way. It is amazing how the end actually connects to the beginning after many trails & tribulation. The mystery and suspension of the story is what makes this a page turner. Male and female readers will connect to this story.
Jane D. (Boulder, CO)
The roller coaster coasts to an end.
I loved most of the book. It even made me examine my own life and choices. I liked the aspects of Jewish culture and the suspense. When the action shifted to Israel, however, I lost the sense of the individual characters; the group acting and thinking as a single being seemed unrealistic. The ending seemed rushed with everything being tied up into a nice little package. Such horrible events rarely have such perfect endings. The ending disappointed me.
Shirley L. (Norco, LA)
The Tenth Song Sings
I had enjoyed "The Saturday Wife" and was disappointed in the slow start of this book. The characters seemed all soooo perfect. However, hanging in paid off. The characters grew and matured from their initial positions. The discussion of the impact of rote, formalized organized religion versus a more spiritual community of alive, purpose seeking individuals was quote worthy. The relationships of the family members rang true. All characters were multi-dimensional and interesting. Another home run for Naomi Ragan.
Jane N. (Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey)
The Tenth Song
Every now and again a book comes along that captures the reader's soul and mind and this is the book. Naomi Ragen's book speaks of a current event, the attempted destruction of a family, and offer resolution by way of timeless human truths. This book is a joy at every level that I can think of. Ms Ragen engages the reader with the characters in a way that touches the readers soul. It is easy to see why she is so popular in Israel. I know that I will be reading more of her books.
Debra V. (Kenosha, WI)
The Tenth Song
Well written, inspiring read about life-changing events for a wealthy, ambitious Jewish family. Very spiritual.
Carol Rosen (Pompton Lakes, NJ)
Major Topic in a Minor Key
The Tenth Song grabbed my interest at the start, began to build toward the middle, only to leave me feeling let down well before the end.
The seemingly perfect life of an upper class Jewish family suddenly turns a dark corner to bring about an examination of what is most important in life.
The story presents an age old question about material worth and social status within the context of a modern day set of circumstances.
Fast paced theme with potential turned way too slow for my taste due to superficial characters, and no sense of wonder for what was going to happen next.
Lauren T. (Orlando, FL)
The Tenth Song by Naomi Ragen
At the beginning of "The Tenth Song" I thought it was just going to be another formulaic story about an upper middle class Jewish family and their relationships in today's changing world. That is what this book is to some degree, but it is also much more. Here you will find unexpected choices and reactions along with an unusual but satisfying ending. As usual, Naomi Ragen's books are well worth the read.