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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite
A young woman somehow goes back in time and changes the course of a songwriter's life, and that puts him on the path to fame in the short story Somewhere In A Song by Kavya Janani. Emma Justin battles depression because of her unrequited dream. Emma loves music. She loves to sing and one day hopes to become a famous singer. Sadly, the CD samples Emma sends out keep being returned to her. One day, while singing along with some music, a song with a familiar tune plays. Stunned, Emma realizes the vocalist who is singing the song sounds like her. Emma plays the song again and knows she is correct. She is hearing her own voice on the recording!
Emma becomes fixated with the song and listens to it obsessively. Seeking the how and why behind the phenomenon affects her life and those who love her in negative ways. However, she can't seem to push her mania aside. How can Emma put it behind her when her voice is stirring the millions who hear it, and she can't claim her place in the spotlight? Will Emma ever learn how her voice was recorded? Can Emma prove she is the star and receive the acclaim she deserves?
An involuntary slip in time is depicted in an imaginative and unconventional way in the short story Somewhere In A Song by Kavya Janani. It is written in a straightforward style and is simple and appealing in its format. Even though the protagonist has a unique conflict to overcome, the story comes to a happy conclusion. With an uncomplicated plot and ingenuous characters, this is a story that those who like a light read would enjoy.