Janice’s Review Blog

‘Whale Song’ imparts love, lessons, hope and forgiveness

Posted on: June 28, 2009

"Whale Song"

"Whale Song"

While reading a newsletter by Jerry Simmons, I came across a great article on Twitter written by Cheryl Kaye Tardif, author and book marketing coach.  An added article invited readers to follow her on Twitter to win prizes in a contest she planned.  I followed her on Twitterand not only won a prize during the contest but also learned about one of her wonderful books, “Whale Song.”

I picked up the book on a Tuesday and read the entire novel by Thursday.  What a piece of art.  Tardif touches on so many important lessons and spins the tale so I believed it to be a true story.  Her descriptions of people, places and scenes captivate the readers’ imagination and place them within the pages of the book. 

Tardif handles controversial subjects, such as bullying, racism, child abuse, mysticism and the right to make  decisions on life or death, all in one novel.  Readers also gain an appreciation for the beauty of killer whales and Vancouver Island, Canada; the customs of Nootka Indians; and the true love of family and friends.

The book spins many kinds of mysteries inside its pages.  Sarah Richardson, the 11-year-old main character, lives many years of her life in the book supported by family and friends as the mysteries unfold.  Anyone 10 years old or older would enjoy this exciting, well written novel.

Tardif dedicates the Special Edition of “Whale Song” to the memory of her late bother, Jason Anthony Kaye.  Kaye lost his life in a brutal murder on Jan. 23, 2006.

“It is my ‘heart book,'” says Tardif in a Twitter message.


3 Responses to "‘Whale Song’ imparts love, lessons, hope and forgiveness"

Wow…I am always most touched when a reader writes a review of any of my books, and even moreso when he or she truly “gets” what I’m after.

And thank you so much for the mention of my brother. He is always close to me in spirit, especially with regards to anything Whale Song.


“Whale Song” is a great book written by a talented author. I truly enjoyed reading it and think everyone should read it.

I’m sure your brother is smiling down and watching over you. One more wonderful angel to look out for you.

Thank you so much, Janice. 🙂

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