Make a Joyful Noise: a musical romantic comedy (Sing with the Choir Book 1)
We meet a host of characters who are mercilessly sent up by the author; all is sharply and wittily observed in a delightful mix of romance, music and humour.
'Make a Joyful Noise' (Sing with the Choir Book 1), is the sparkling tale of a choir preparing for a very special Christmas performance of 'Belshazzar's Feast'.
We meet a host of characters who are mercilessly sent up by the author: Lucy the staggeringly trusting young music teacher, Tristan the lecherous anti-hero, Miss Greymitt the ageing and slightly arthritic choir pianist, Steve the handsome and trustworthy bass, Claire the shameless and scheming temptress, and singers with nothing but resonance between their ears. Just as all does not run smoothly for King Belshazzar or the inhabitants of Babylon in Walton's music, so the characters in the novel suffer from hopeless yearnings, romantic misunderstandings and the unfortunate consequences of their own misguided actions. All is sharply and wittily observed in a delightful mix of romance, music and humour.
The second book in the 'Sing with the Choir' series, 'The Funny Business of Life', is now available from all Amazon sites. The opening scene is set in 2014, eleven years after the end of 'Make a Joyful Noise'. Both books can be read as standalone titles.
Books by Jenny Worstall
'Jubilee Violin' is a collection of three short stories from the author of the 'Sing with the Choir' series. The first, 'Jubilee Violin', is a poignant story about generosity and the passing of time- a sweet song for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 'Turning Point' and 'Dolls' House' explore what happens when things go wrong in family life.
'Strawberry Thief' opens with a cutting from a local newspaper telling of the discovery of a young child's skull and other small bones from at least a hundred years ago. The second story, 'Peacock and Dragon', portrays a young woman facing an age old dilemma. 'Love is Enough' is about jealousy and the dark consequences it can lead to.
Jenny Worstall has turned to crime - of the cosy variety.
The first story introduces us to Miss Rosie Peach, a young teacher keen to sort out other people's problems. In 'Best Song in the World', Celia tries to intervene between her son and daughter-in-law; she has to revisit sad events in her own marriage in order to help the young couple. The heroine in 'The Lady with the Funny Hair' has had enough - after all, even a worm will turn in the end.
'Lemon and Lace' is a bittersweet collection of three short stories about love and choice from the author of the 'Sing with the Choir' series. These tiny slices of life are available free from Amazon and other sites.
The stories deal with everyday family situations and their sometimes surprising resolutions. In the first story, 'Old School', we meet an interfering mother-in-law who is due for a shock. The second story introduces us to an 'Infant Barbarian' spoilt by an indulgent parent. Justice is again dispensed in an unexpected way .
'The Funny Business of Life' is a not entirely serious murder mystery and is the second book by Jenny Worstall in the 'Sing with the Choir' series.