Jessica Nash loves to sing but is paralyzed every time she gets on stage. After blowing an excruciating audition, she wonders if she should give up on her dream. She’s already committed to a week-long choral tour of England with her church choir, though, and as a single mom with a limited income, this might be her only chance to travel.
The trip gets off to a rocky start when Jessica has to sit next to Martin, a once-famous British tenor whose career plummeted in a scandal, on the flight to London. Is it her imagination, or does he seem to aim his bitterness toward womankind specifically at her? And to make things worse, once they arrive Jessica discovers she has to room with the choir’s thorny lead soprano.
When Nick, their handsome tour guide, takes a special interest in showing Jessica the sights, things finally seem to be falling into place. She starts to relax and let herself be wooed against the backdrop of the charming English countryside. But is she ready to give him as much as he’s asking for?
Things aren’t as simple as they seem. Almost every person on the tour, it seems, is hiding a secret, and before her English holiday is over Jessica will find herself stretched and tested in every direction—including the soloist’s place center stage.
What Readers Are Saying About “Stage Fright”
You are going to fall in love with the characters, and the story line is one to keep you turning pages until the very end. 5 stars from The Mary Reader I highly recommend this book. – Mary Fields
Wow! What a ride this one was! Full of heart and captivating characters! Kept me hooked on Jessica’s story, making me feel like I was walking beside her, feeling all her fears and excitements. This is definitely a novel I’ll be reading again and again. I’ll be recommending it to all my friends who love a perfectly chiseled romantic read that will instantly captivate them. – Molly J.
The pages flew by. In my first sitting with the book, I glanced at the page numbers and realized I had already read 70 pages! I liked most of the characters and enjoyed seeing their different personalities and figuring out their secrets and situations. – Nicole S.
The characters are captivating and you will fall in love with them. The story keeps you guessing till the end. – Liz D.
This was an enjoyable book that went very quickly for me. I appreciated the character growth and the touch of mystery woven throughout the story. – Jilia A.
Kate Lloyd is a great storyteller with characters and situations that draw you in and keep you turning the pages. A bit of mystery, a bit of romance, and relatable characters make this a delightful book to curl up with. – Lisa O.
This is my first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I sat down thinking ok just a few chapters and next thing I know I’m finished. The writing and the story is just that easy to get lost in. I love Jessica and can relate to her as I was a single mother myself. The fear and heartache she felt in dealing with her son’s change into adolescence brought back memories and I wanted to cry along with her. — Angel W.
Another fast but cozy romantic story by Kate Lloyd. I really did not want to put this one down. In a matter of just a few minutes, I looked down and was already half way through it seemed. The characters were well developed and made the reader want to turn the page. Despite all of their secrets, I liked most of the characters. It goes to show that one should not judge a book by the cover. You shouldn’t judge people until you walk a mile in their shoes. I look forward to more books by Kate Lloyd. — Calleigh
This was a fun contemporary read that was filled with romance, travel, grieve, and real life circumstances. It left me wondering,as I turned the pages, about what will happen next. Such a good book to lose yourself in for a few hours. – Vickie
I loved Jessica’s story as I’ve experienced the stage fright all growing up. To have the courage Jessica has taught us here, goes to show God does stand with us in everything we do. I love touring England with Jessica and seeing it from her view. Wonderful characters and a story line that kept me turning the pages! Highly recommended this read, you won’t be disappointed at all! — Sharon D.
Wow! What a wonderful book!
Kate Lloyd has written another top seller! Jessica Nash is a Church choir singer. But…She has stage fright and cannot sing alone. A week of choir performances…will this cure her phobia?
You won’t want to miss out on this mystery and romance, too. I loved this book! I highly recommend that you get a copy! You will not be able to put this book down once you start reading! — Elaine S.
I’ve read several of Kate Lloyd’s Amish novels, and I liked them, so when she came out with a novel in a new genre I was eager to check it out. And I’ll tell you right off that I was not disappointed at all.
I fell for Jessica and all of her insecurities and flaws right off. And her friend Roxanne was the friend we all wish we had. The two possible love interests were, at least to me, very unprepossessing. As in, I was not favorably impressed with either one of them. At least for awhile anyway…
I really liked Kate Lloyd’s voice in this story. She had that delicate balance between blunt honesty and Christian, well, morality, down pat. It made the story so much more relatable and, in my opinion, flat out more enjoyable. I also loved that Stage Fright was a cross between women’s fiction, romance, and even a surprising bit of suspense near the end.
Stage Fright may have been a different genre than usual for Kate Lloyd, but, in my opinion, she aced it and I wouldn’t hesitate to read any of her books whether they are Amish or not. Now I just have to impatiently wait to find out what she has next in store for readers… — J. Augustine