by author AMAPOLA,
Go behind the scenes in the extraordinary life of a brilliant singer in Amapola’s semi-autobiographical novel, Promising Skies. Janeera Vivioni grew up in a violent home. Beaten by her father and unprotected by her mother, her only refuge lies in her singing. As soon as she is old enough, she escapes with a man named Tony to launch her singing career. But her plans of making beautiful music with the man she adores quickly sour when Tony proves as brutal as her father was. Now Janeera must find a way to escape him, but can she ever really escape her troubled past?
In moving prose, Amapola takes us from Mexico to Hawaii to the foggy shores of San Francisco as Janeera Vivioni’s star begins to rise. Managers seek to make her the most sought after star in the firmament, but while Janeera is lucky at singing, she continues to be unlucky at love—so much so that she eventually attempts to take her own life. Despite the glamour and the satisfaction of her successful career, she is plagued by a deep yearning she can’t seem to fill, not until a final terrible secret is revealed.
Amapola writes like a dream, showing us the high notes and the low points in a beautiful young singer’s life. Richly atmospheric and full of intriguing insider information, Promising Skies is a smart and moving portrait of a young woman struggling to find her own happiness. The truth might be shattering, but in this brave and endearing novel, it eventually serves to set her free.
~ ELLEN TANNER MARSH
“Promising Skies” is Amapola’s 2nd Novel.
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