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  • Hodder Faith
  • Hodder Faith

Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Religious & spiritual fiction

Born on the same day, but separated by thousands of miles, two teenagers discover who they are meant to be, and each other.

'You have to search for the key to the song of your life and when you find it, don't let it go.'

Solomon lives for adventures with his cousin Ze, his dog Duke and above all, to sing and play the piano, for which he has a rare gift. But when life in the idyllic mountains of the Serra dos Orgaos is shattered by injustice, the family is uprooted to the slums of Rio de Janeiro.

Growing up on her family's vast cattle ranch in Montana, Keira Kavanagh dreams of finding the love of her life - the key to her song. But the untimely deaths of two people close to her leave her in turmoil, questioning her romantic notions.

Born on the same day, thousands of miles apart, will these two young lives find a love that overcomes their suffering, discovering who they are meant to be, and each other.

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Praise for Solomon's Song

  • A beautifully told, uplifting story about fate, the fragility of life and how love can really conquer - and cure - all. - Grazia

  • During my work as an investigative journalist I have met many Solomons begging, prostituted or taking drugs to survive. But I could never bring the drama of Brazil's street children alive in the way this story does. SOLOMON'S SONG epitomizes life's lottery for thousands of children, and the miracles of fate and love that can never be explained, but only prove that there is no such thing as hopelessness. - Chris Rogers, BBC

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Sarah De Carvalho

In 1991 Sarah de Carvalho left her well-paid media career in London to live and work among the street children in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Sarah went on to found Happy Child Mission which is dedicated to providing physical, educational and spiritual care for street children. Today, Happy Child runs nine homes in two major cities in Brazil and has rescued, rehabilitated and reintegrated over 8500 children. She is also part of 180 Alliance - united global action with street children - which was founded in 2005. She is married with three children and lives in Surrey.

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