The Music to Entertaining Angels

Music isn’t really an integral part of each novel that I write. Really, I don’t listen to music a lot, but there was EntertainingAngelssomething about Entertaining Angels that really needed music. I think that it was such an emotional novel that I needed some kind of outlet, and the music helped me focus. But, true to most soundtracks, each song was hand picked to fit the story. So, if you can imagine by now, the songs are mostly Christian in nature, and they speak to people who have a hard time fitting in.

Here are the songs, in no particular order.

Overcomer – Mandisa


Beautiful Things – Gungor


Drifting – Plumb


Angel by your Side – Francesca Battistelli


Beautiful, Beautiful – Francesca Battistelli


Come to Me – Jamie Grace


Love Does – Brandon Heath


Beautiful – MercyMe


You Love Me Anyway – Sidewalk Prophets


Save My Life – Big Daddy Weave


I Am Beautiful – Candice Glover  This one is really the unofficial theme song for the entire novel. (For this, I thank my beautiful friend and author, Katie Jennings.)


Strangely Dim – Francesca Battistelli


What Love Really Means – JJ Heller


Nazarite Cry – Eddie James


Need You Now – Plumb


Never Gone – Colton Dixon


Stronger – Mandisa


Temporary Fill – Mandisa


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**FINALIST, USA Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2012**
**FINALIST, Next Generation Indie Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2013**
**Second Place/Quarter-Finalist in the YA category of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards**

A father’s selfish demands, broken booze bottles, and unconscious mothers are everyday fixtures in eighteen-year-old Samantha Becker’s life. Armed with her guitar and music to keep her comfort in a volatile world, Sam’s one dream to study classical guitar at Juilliard may very well be her salvation. But when her father’s careless actions lead to an “accident,” Sam’s ability to play the guitar dies along with her dreams of attending the renowned school. Losing all confidence in her future, Sam hides behind the emotional barriers that have protected her for years.

Just when Sam has given up, a budding friendship and an unexpected romance give her the hope she needs, forcing her to reevaluate all she’s ever known. With fresh conviction, Sam battles her father’s plans for her future, band mates using her for personal gain, and a permanent injury. But will it be enough? Julliard auditions are almost here. Time’s running out, and Sam must re-learn to play the guitar or give up her dreams forever.

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DSC_0292T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, PA and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies. She is the author of bestselling women’s fiction novel, Waiting on Hope, as well as the novelette Dashing Through The Snow, and the three-time, award-winning YA novel, Freedom Road. She is the founder of The Serious Reader, a site dedicated to connecting with readers one book at a time. She currently lives in rural Ohio with her husband and children. You can visit the author and chat at her site

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