Three months after the dramatic climax of Band in the Wind, the “Journal of Johnny Cipp,” has found its way to Maria Romano and Riet Carver. After reading Johnny’s tragic tale, they can understand all that happened in 1967. Now they have all the answers—or do they?
Sound of Redemption continues this tale of love and loyalty, memories and murder, and racism, revenge, and rock and roll.
Praise for Sound of Redemption
“Sound of Redemption hits all the right notes, ringing true to the feel of Band in the Wind. As in the first book, Rostron’s quirky sense of humor, reflected in the playful dialogue between characters, lightened the mood of this otherwise serious and heart-wrenching story. His writing remains addictive, with great emotional engagement for the reader. Sound of Redemption is a tense, moving, character-driven story exploring one man's mission to atone for the wrongs of his past." Online Book Club Review - 4 out of 4 stars
Praise for Band in the Wind
“This book is almost that perfect blend of music, nostalgia, a coming-of-age story...and tragedy! It really does have a bit of everything. Highly entertaining.” – Online Book Club Review - 4 out of 4 stars
"This tale told by Rostron succeeds…massively. It is a story told with dollops of nitty and gritty but also some blasts and burns that will thrill you as powerfully as…well…as a power chord. A giant power chord amped up with emotions, friendship, cruelty, hate, revenge, and love". - James J. Spina (contributor to Rolling Stone, Hit Parader, Creem, and Mojo) Amazon 5/5 Stars
“Rostron’s beautifully-crafted sentences, as well as his mastery of plot, characterization, and structure, help make this book a must-read for book-lovers hoping to experience the lost, yet somehow lingering, days of 1960s American culture." Michael L. Burduck, - Professor of English - Tennessee Tech University
"This novel really rocks! Rostron brilliantly evokes the time (The 60s), the places (Key West. Florida and Cambria Heights, Queens, NY), and most importantly, the music. Most novels about Rock'n'Roll are filled with clichés that ring hollow, but this book gets it right. The author knows his music and knows how to use it to set the tone." – DSPIN - formerly of MTV- Amazon Review 5/5
“In the book Band in the Wind, author William John Rostron tells a very relatable story that will resonate with anyone who lived during the heyday of rock and roll. Rostron manages to capture the mood of this tumultuous time—a feat that takes skill, a great memory, and the ability to put emotion into words.” - Writers’ Digest Self Published Book Awards