Unwritten Melody Blog Tour, Book Review, and Giveaway.

Today, I am happy to a part of Tessa Emily Hall’s Blog tour, for the release of her new book, Unwritten Melody.

Find Unwritten Melody at:



Does breaking free require breaking the rules?

 Cassie Gilbert lives every day in the shadows of her deceased mom’s rebellion. But now that she’s seventeen, she finds herself longing to break away from her grandmother’s suffocating rules, experience what it’s like to be a regular teenager, and fulfill her songwriting dreams.

 James Russo, former American Spotlight contestant, escapes to small town Willow Creek, SC hoping to flee from his tarnished past. When a school project pairs him with the shy principal’s granddaughter, he’s determined to get to know this Emily-Dickinson-obsessed and typewriter-using girl. His plan? Convince Cassie to co-write songs for his demo album.

 As Cassie gets to know James over “project meetings” (more like opportunities to match her lyrics with his melodies), she becomes intrigued by his sense of adventure and contagious passion for music. But soon, his past becomes exposed. Cassie’s left to wonder—did she make the same mistake Mom did by falling for the bad boy?

 Then, Grandma’s control pushes her over the edge. Cassie must choose between remaining in the chains of yesterday, or delving into her own freedom by completing the melody her mom left behind.




Book Review

Characters: 5/5 Tessa has a talent for writing characters that feel real, and that I can relate to. I related to James and Cassie on so many levels. Like Cassie, I write, and like James, I love music. Music and words are real to me, they pulse through me, always, like a melody.

Writing: 5/5 I love books that go between characters in the first person. Absolutely love it. And it can be hard to write (I know because I have done it!) but Tessa does it flawlessly. It was so hard to put this book down.

Plot: 5/5 No complaints here! The plot was strong and flowed smoothly. Even with the shift between characters, there were no glitches.

Want to read/ability: 5/5 As I mentioned above, this book was so hard to put down, I absolutely loved it, and will definitely buy a copy for my bookshelf.

Bad Language:  None

Inappropriate Content:  There is mention of suicide, which might be uncomfortable for some people to read.

Over-all-rating: 5/5 Tessa’s writing is gentle and strong. Her writing draws you in, and feels so real, real like music and words are to me.  Seriously, check out Unwritten Melody and while you’re at it, Purple Moon. You won’t be disappointed.



Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show others they’re not alone—and because she remembers the teen life like it was yesterday (or a few years ago). The debut novel she wrote at 16-years-old, PURPLE MOON (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) was a Selah 2014 Finalist. Her second novel, UNWRITTEN MELODY, releases with Clean Reads November 2016. She’s the Founder of PursueMagazine.net, a magazine that inspires teens to embrace their calling. Tessa also enjoys helping writers achieve their dreams through her internship at Hartline Literary Agency.

When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, Tessa can be found making healthy homemade lattes, speaking to teens, decorating her insulin pump, and acting in Christian films. She writes in a small town nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Southeastern coast. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website.


Connect With Tessa!!





 Enter for your chance to win the Unwritten Melody Prize Pack! Two winners will be selected and announced on Tessa’s blog the final day of tour (Friday, December 9th) and will be notified via email.


This prize pack includes…

  • E-copy of Unwritten Melody
  • Signed paperback copy of Purple Moon
  • Unwritten Melody mug, filled with goodies
  • Unwritten Melody swag, including a bookmark, pen, and poster
  • Starbucks mocha flavored instant coffee
  • Free Unwritten Melody: Page-By-Page Secrets PDF
  • Handmade journal
  • Typewritten thank you note

 *This giveaway is open to the US only 

Click on the link below to enter the giveaway.

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Want to see more about Unwritten Melody and it’s author? Don’t miss the next blog tour stop! Be sure to visit the following blogs on its designated tour date. You can also email tessaemilyhall (at) gmail (dot) com and request to receive the Blog Tour Packet. At the end of the tour, Tessa will send you the downloadable PDF that will contain all of the content from each blog tour stop.

Tues., November 1 – Christ is Write

Wed., November 2 – Adriana Gabrielle Writes

Thurs., November 3 – The Depth of My Faith

Fri., November 4 – Sarah Ruut

Mon., November 7 – God is Love

Tues., November 8 – The Bibliophile Angel

Wed., November 9 – Emily Rachelle Writes

Thurs, November 10 – Word Changers For His Glory

Fri., November 11 – Christian Teen Book Reviews

Mon., November 14 – Phyllis Still

Tues., November 15 – In The Bookcase

Wed., November 16 – Girl Meets Publishing World

Thurs., November 17 – Anna Schaeffer

Fri., November 18 – Ramblings of a Writer

Mon., November 21 – Naomi and Books

Tues., November 22 – Reading is My Superpower

Wed., November 23 – Zerina Blossom’s Books

Thurs., November 24 – Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud

Fri., November 25 – Labor Not in Vain

Mon., November 28 – Barbara Bruitt

Tues., November 29 – Katy Kauffman

Wed., November 30 – Jen Pheobus

Thurs., December 1 – Northern Belle Meg

Fri., December 2 – 2Me From Him

Mon., December 5 – Nicole Quigley

Tues., December 6 – The Destiny of One

Wed., December 7 – Catherine Castle

Thurs., December 8 – Rachelle Rea Cobb

Fri., December 9 – Leslie L. Mckee

One thought on “Unwritten Melody Blog Tour, Book Review, and Giveaway.”

  1. Rebecca, reading this was such a special way to kick off the release day for Unwritten Melody! I’m always apprehensive when it comes to reading book reviews for my books, especially when the book first launches. Yours is the first that I’ve read, so it was such a relief to hear that you enjoyed it. Thanks again for participating in the blog tour!

    Unwritten Melody is now on Amazon, so when you have a moment, would you mind heading over there and posting this review?

    Also, if you’re on Facebook and available tonight, I’d love to see you at my Virtual Launch Party! Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608097979494593/ — No worries if you’re unable to make it, though. 😉

    Thanks again!



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