Spectrum, Piano Music Composed and Performed by J. Castellano,

A wonderful CD by a member of our TCFL community.  I want to let Jennifer know how much I appreciate her artistry in this CD.  The music is impressionistic and a joy to listen to.  I do not listen to a lot of instrumental music on CD but do enjoy attending live performances.  This recording gave me the feeling I was sitting in a recital hall listening to Jennifer’s concert.  Jennifer, your compositions for the piano really moved me.  I will be listening to this CD not only for meditation and quiet reflection but also as an inspiration.  I noted on the jacket that you have both a visual and hearing impairment.  So glad that you did not let these impairments keep you from expressing your gift.

Jennifer’s album is available at both CD baby and Amazon.  I recommend this CD to those who enjoy listening to the piano.  Amazon has samples available to listen to.

We are fortunate at TCFL to have members with talents in a variety of the arts.  I am so glad that Jennifer posted this information a while back.  It has taken me a while to get around to writing a review of sorts.  I want to add that I enjoyed listening to this music while cooking.  A nice pairing of beautiful music and culinary creation.

I also recommend another of her CDs titled Child in the Garden.




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Something About You

Something About You  follows many of the conventions of a contemporary romance yet it offers something different in the characters of Sabrina and Gage.  I was pleased to see that this romance allowed for its female protagonist to pursue a life that did not include having  children.  Ms. Landis has created a female character who knows who she is and what it is that she wants for her life.

I enjoyed reading this story and especially appreciated the details that made each character someone to care about.  Sometimes the dialog was a bit formalized but it did not get in the way of imagining the speakers. I hope Ms. Landis will write another book about Sabrina and Gage and how they will manage their relationship with Sabrina’s potential high profile job in politics.

For those that enjoy the romance genre, this story does not stray too far from the path.  It is a contemporary story with characters that are mainstream and accessible.  The book looks at choices such as adoption and living childfree.   It is a romance where other choices for happiness and love are realized.

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