Brandon Shire
Summer Symphony
July 02, 2019 Comments.. 888
Summer Symphony Martin Zoric had vivid dreams of fatherhood of a small hand pressed to his of pink dresses and girlish laughter Then his wife had a stillbirth and his world fell apart He listened to the unwanted ap
  • Title: Summer Symphony
  • Author: Brandon Shire
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 400
  • Format: ebook
  • Martin Zoric had vivid dreams of fatherhood, of a small hand pressed to his, of pink dresses and girlish laughter Then his wife had a stillbirth and his world fell apart.He listened to the unwanted apologies, stood by his wife as was expected of him, and kept his fa ade strong and firm for the entire world to see.But does he have the strength to let go and really grieve WMartin Zoric had vivid dreams of fatherhood, of a small hand pressed to his, of pink dresses and girlish laughter Then his wife had a stillbirth and his world fell apart.He listened to the unwanted apologies, stood by his wife as was expected of him, and kept his fa ade strong and firm for the entire world to see.But does he have the strength to let go and really grieve When Ren Wakahisa landed in Croatia he was hoping to escape the cultural pressures put on him to conform His family wanted him to forsake love for duty They viewed his happiness as secondary to familial prosperity.Does he have the courage to be who he wants to be Or, will he yield to their wishes Summer Symphony is the story of how two men find their answers and what they learn about strength, and grace, and the endurance of love.
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    1 Blog on “Summer Symphony

    1. Baba says:

      October 3, 2014 I will refrain from rating Summer Symphony.He was helpless against the bitterness he felt over his daughter s death It produced an outrage he had never known He found himself resenting happiness in the slightest of forms a random smile, a singing bird, a father pushing his child in the park across the street from his flat The patronizing condolences he received only made him want to vomit up the same intoxicating rage he felt when he was alone But rage was just another emotion he [...]

    2. Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog says:

      5 Masterful StarsTHE REVIEWEmotional Musical Political Traditional Classic Contemporary Modern Romantic Breathtaking.The way Brandon Shire lays words on the page just works for me With Summer Symphony he has captured me once again I am an unabashed Brandon Shire devotee and a fortunate beta reader of this book You have no idea how hard it s been to not spill everything about this powerful read, but it s something you ll need to immerse yourself in to appreciate this literary gem.He was afraid of [...]

    3. Cindi says:

      4.5 StarsI m going to state right off that if you go into this book expecting a sweet love story, you ll be disappointed This is a story about grief grief so severe only those who have experienced it themselves could understand I ve been there I ve lived it I felt exactly what Martin felt in this book With that being said Martin, a conductor in Croatia, is mourning the loss of his child, who was stillborn His marriage fell apart, his career is almost in shambles, and he has lost all sense of nor [...]

    4. Gitte TotallyBookedBlog says:

      Two broken vessels cannot hold the same water, Maestro This is our first time reading one of Brandon Shire s stories but it definitely won t be the last In fact we ve gone and stocked up on his previous work We absolutely love when an Author s words hit straight at our hearts and that s what happened here We fell in love But love is a fluid thing It s not the same for every person The concept is The reality isn t When you hear people talking, they re usually trying to validate their own percepti [...]

    5. Shirley Frances says:

      On a rainy Saturday morning Mr Brandon Shire took me on a journey where my heart was broken, mended and lightened With his trademark style of writing I found myself reliving the pain of miscarriage, re enforcing my believe that music can touch someone s soul and healing old scars I was forewarned by the author himself when he told me It s a tearjerker, not a romance, so take that into consideration But I had followed the progress of this story since the very beginning and could not help myself e [...]

    6. Shelby P says:

      One of my friends rated this 2 stars and she s very lenient when it comes to her ratings so I was a bit concerned about reading this I love Brandon Shire s novels and at the end of the book I realize that he writes gay fiction and gay romance This is gay fiction and it makes a difference knowing that This was a different story and I liked that aspect I liked that the MCs were internationally based in Japan and Croatia I learned a little about the Croatian culture as well I never thought much abo [...]

    7. Jenny - TotallybookedBlog says:

      Two broken vessels cannot hold the same water, Maestro This is our first time reading one of Brandon Shire s stories but it definitely won t be the last In fact we ve gone and stocked up on his previous work We absolutely love when an Author s words hit straight at our hearts and that s what happened here We fell in love But love is a fluid thing It s not the same for every person The concept is The reality isn t When you hear people talking, they re usually trying to validate their own percepti [...]

    8. Love Bytes Reviews says:

      3 star review by LilyBeautiful writing style with complex characters interwoven with layers and layers of interesting dynamics between people There are parts that left me sad and tearful, especially about Martin s grief The writer described and explained Martin s grief exceptionally well I could almost see myself grabbing the baby cot in despair Until Ren Wakahisa turned up, Martin s response to his grief and his reaction to his colleagues were almost repetitive to the point that I found myself [...]

    9. TayaJay says:

      Damn this book I m just being stubborn with not giving this book five star.

    10. The Novel Approach Reviews says:

      Lyrical That is the word I would use to best describe Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire When you look for the definition of the word as it applies to a writer, it describes how the writer expresses his emotions in an imaginative and beautiful way I am not sure I could find a better way to express how this story is written.Martin Zoric is a broken man His heart has ceased to feel any emotion other than raw and debilitating pain, even as he seeks to somehow find a way to grieve for his lost child H [...]

    11. Fangtasia says:

      I had the privilege of betaing this book, so my review may be considered not completely objective Still, it s how I feel about it.The characters are unforgettable, so very real and distinct, I know I ll miss them for a long while And the settings are characters, too, very much influencing the plot and the characters actions The music was transcendental No other word for it This story tore my heart out, shredded it, and then showered me with the bloody confetti It is the master mold in which all [...]

    12. Lucia says:

      I really wanted to like this book I normally love Brandon Shire s books but I just couldn t get into this one I thought the story was really boring and skimmed through a lot of it I almost DNF but, because of all the high GR ratings, I made myself finish and kept thinking something interesting was going to happen soon Unfortunately that never really happened for me.

    13. SueC says:

      Review to come at Boys in our Books blog.

    14. Jay says:

      Title Summer SymphonyAuthor Brandon ShireCover Artist Aeterum DesignsPublisher TPG BooksReviewer JayGenre ContemporaryType RomancePairing Gay BisexualLength NovelHeat Rating Book Rating This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis is truly an amazing story that I cannot recommend enough This is than romance between Martin and Mirnela and between Ren and Martin This is about the soul deep connections made at the right time and helping each other The emotional strugg [...]

    15. Caddy Rowland says:

      Brandon Shire is one of the most talented writers I have read in a long, long time I love his way with words, how he can draw me into a story and made me feel I m intimately involved It was nice to see him writing another book that was deeper and darker I waited impatiently for this story, and I wasn t disappointed.I did like Listening to Dust and The Value of Rain than this one Those I will read again and again, and that is why they got 5 stars His writing certainly deserves 5 stars Because I [...]

    16. Stella ╰☆╮╰☆╮ says:

      I m going to give this book a four stars review It s so well written, so powerful, so full of emotions, I can t do otherwise Of course it s not what I am used to read, it s not what I like to read I m still thinking about the story, I think it will be in my mind for a bit.

    17. Shannon says:

      If you re looking for a HEA and a romance, this is not the book for you It s of a life story than anything else And a sad one at that.

    18. GayListBookReviews says:

      Summer Symphony is a story of love and loss, a man s perspective of what it is to lose a child, a sorrowful but endearing story Very often and I know so in the past a father s emotions regarding a stillbirth were not taken into consideration as much as a mother s Brandon Shire has given us here the impact of what does indeed befall on men Beautifully written as I always find with Brandon s stories, compelling, compassionate, filled with individualism and sentiment.Martin Zoric is a Maestro and [...]

    19. Susan65 says:

      The Blogger GirlsThis was beautiful, sad, and confusing as all get out I made the rookie mistake of not reading any reviews, nor the blurb, and expected this to be a typical romance with a happy ending.Not Even Close.Martin just broke my heart He was devastated over the loss of his baby and then the wife taking off Life kicked Martin hard and he took it What he needed was to find himself and his real purpose in life and it wasn t where he thought it would be Putting on a strong and unemotional f [...]

    20. Diverse says:

      I am a mother of 3 amazing and wonderful children I was told while my son grew in my womb that I will never know love until I ve had that of a child That is true To even think that any one of them were to be stillborn well let s just say I can t The loss of a child has to be the most painful loss there is I wept for Martin in this story WEPT This is exactly how the title say A Symphony Brandon Shire set grief and love into a symphony Emotionally suffocating at times to see Martin fracture KNOWIN [...]

    21. K.N. says:

      Beautiful and sad The story is great, the characters are great, and its content and tone are akin to the film Once, though sadder This deserves five stars, but I am uncomfortable with emotion and can t see myself reading this again After finishing this book, I immediately wanted to push it away and hide until I feel better It s excellent and deserves a read though

    22. Shanen says:

      I am such a fan of Brandon Shire I love his story telling Martin sigh how my heart broke for him and Ren exactly who he needed at the time I m going to think about this story and Martin for a long time Its sad and depressing but thoughtful and beautiful at the same time.

    23. Elisa Rolle says:

      Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire reviews and ramblings.dreamwid 2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention 5 from at least 1 judge

    24. Andrea (Catsos Person) is a Compulsive eBook Hoarder says:

      Mm Romance Group week 4 Team BIng catagory Over 40

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