Ashley Rescot created a colorful universe inhabited by endearing characters that all musicians can identify with. Her descriptive abilities bring us fully into the story, allowing us to experience the characters’ emotions. This enticing story of the Pearson sisters is a fun adventure in the life of blooming young musicians. I wish that book had been around when I was a young violinist, going through similar emotions!
–Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier
Violinist, Host for the Mind Over Finger podcast, and director of the Music Mastery Experience
A Change in Tune immerses you in a world of auditions, rehearsals, and a relatable story about coming into one’s own as a musician and embracing your own dreams vs those imposed on you from the outside. I would have loved this book as a teen studying the violin and viola, and found it engrossing and enjoyable as a music educator too. Ashley Rescot brings to life great characters grappling with real-life issues and weaves in stories of family, faith, and interpersonal relationships that many will be able to relate to.
– Christine E Goodner
Violinist, Music Educator, Author of Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families and Positive Practice: 5 Steps to Helping Your Child Develop a Love of Music, and Host of the Time to Practice Podcast.
Step into the world of a musical family, with all of the accompanying pressures, delights, and challenging decisions in Ashley Rescot’s vivid new release, A Change in Tune. Whether music is your world or you, like me, aren’t a musician, you’ll find yourself caught up in Victoria’s story, rooting for her through her victories and failures as she navigates her role as the oldest sister, discovers love, and determines her place in the musical community. A Seasoned musician, member of a large family, and woman of faith, Ashley taps into her vast experience and bright imagination to create relatable, realistic characters in an enjoyable story that takes an honest look at mental health. I have hope for an entire series featuring each of the unique Pearson sisters!
Historical Author of Until We All Find Home, and Until We All Run Free
The composition of a satisfying musical score demands properly placed notes in order to create a pleasant and oft enjoyed tune. Similarly, in A Change in Tune, Ashley Rescot capitalizes on multiple artistic talents to offer listeners and readers a lyrical, well-paced, and entertaining story that showcases a broad cast of sympathetic and relatable characters. As an accomplished musician, Ashley knows the tension and pressure this world brings and writes and speaks from a place of authenticity.
-Mary A. Felkins
Author of inspirational books, including Call to Love and What the Morning Brings
Coming from a very musical family myself I thought A Change in Tune wouldn’t capture my imagination, but I was wrong! I identified so much with Victoria and the high bar she sets for herself.
With all the sisters, five in total, there is very much a Little Women feel to me (and yes, there is a time this is brought up and that just happened to be one of my favorite parts!) and at times it was hard to keep them all apart, but the further you read, the more you can tell them each apart by their own unique attributes, personalities, and instruments. I loved the family dynamic as a whole and the pride in their musical heritage.
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