Win a Copy of The Songs That Could Have Been

Enter to win at the bottom of this post!

For the next three weeks, the Read with Audra blog tour team is hosting a blog tour for Amanda Wen's The Songs That Could Have Been, the second book in the Sedgwick County Chronicles series. 

Learn more about Amanda and her new book, then enter to win a copy of your own at the end of the post.

About the Book

Two couples in love. Two sets of impossible circumstances. One powerful God of grace.

After a devastating tailspin in her late teens, Lauren Anderson’s life is finally back on track. Then a chance meeting with Carter Douglas, her first love and the man who broke her heart, threatens to throw her well-balanced world out of control.

Now a TV meteorologist, Carter is determined to make amends with Lauren. After all, she still owns his heart. But his old demons are forcing him toward the same decision he faced in the past. Is he courageous enough to make a different choice this time around?

When Lauren’s elderly grandmother, Rosie, begins having nightmares about a man named Ephraim--a name her family has never heard before—a fascinating and forbidden past love comes to light. As Lauren and Carter work to uncover the untold stories of Rosie’s past in 1950s Wichita, they embark on a journey of forgiveness and second chances that will change their lives—and Rosie’s—forever. Along the way they’ll learn that God wastes nothing, his timing is perfect, and nothing is beyond his grace and redemption.

Click here to read an excerpt.

What Others Are Saying

“A reading experience both heartfelt and heart-tugging, a timeless exploration of young and enduring love and the grace found in second chances. Amanda Wen is a rare and remarkable storyteller, and this is a novel I will not soon forget.” –Amanda Barratt, Christy Award-winning author of The White Rose Resists

“A stunning journey of loss, love, and yearning. . . . Past and present are deftly woven together in this dual-timeline narrative that will leave readers flying through the pages.” – Amanda Cox, author of the 2021 Christy Award Book of the Year, The Edge of Belonging

About the Author 

Amanda Wen is an award-winning writer of inspirational romance and split-time women’s fiction. She has placed first in multiple writing contests, including the 2017 Indiana Golden Opportunity, the 2017 Phoenix Rattler, and the 2016 ACFW First Impressions contests. She was also a 2018 ACFW Genesis Contest finalist. Her debut novel was a 2021 Christy Award First Novel finalist.

Wen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and regularly contributes author interviews for their Fiction Finder feature. She also frequently interviews authors for her blog and is a contributor to the God Is Love blog. She is the author of Roots of Wood and Stone and The Songs That Could Have Been.

In addition to her writing, Wen is an accomplished professional cellist and pianist who frequently performs with orchestras, chamber groups, and her church’s worship team. She serves as a choral accompanist as well. A lifelong denizen of the flatlands, Wen lives in Kansas with her patient, loving, and hilarious husband, their three adorable Wenlets, and a snuggly Siamese cat. 

To find Amanda Wen’s blog and short stories, visit Readers can also follower her on Facebook (@AuthorAmandaWen), Twitter (@AuthorAmandaWen), and Instagram (@authoramandawen).


Click here to learn more about Roots of Wood and Stone, the first book in the Sedgwick County Chronicles.


Phyllis said…
I love this story and will be watching for another award winning Amanda Wen novel in the future!
Pam said…
I really enjoyed Roots of Wood and Stone so have been looking forward to The Songs That Could Have Been. It's especially fun they are set in Sedgwick County, Kansas. I live about an hour from there.
Brenda said…
I want to get this book. It sounds like a great one. I would love to to win.
Elizabeth said…
This sounds like a really great book!! I would love to read it!!
Bookworm Mama said…
Love Roots of Wood and Stone! Thank you for sharing! - Rachel Dixon
Patty said…
I thoroughly enjoyed Roots of Wood and Stone, and can’t wait to read this next book!
stitcher said…
Sounds very interesting!
Unknown said…
Sounds so good! I would love to win a print copy! Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway! Lual Krautter Email:
Andrea Stoeckel said…
Sounds like a great book. Bon chance to everyone
Sarah Taylor said…
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Meghan said…
Yes, I'm in. I can not wait to read this.
Anonymous said…
I love reading dual time stories and this book sounds like a not to miss, must read.
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