Monday, February 20, 2012

Tracy Krauss - Play It Again

Play it Again By Tracy Krauss

Welcome Tracy! It's wonderful to finally have you here on my blog. I'm so glad you got through your publishing difficulties. This is a great story - one I'm very happy to be able to share.

Drum roll please...oh, I mean, drum solo...

Sparks fly when an ex rock and roll junkie and a stuffy accountant rendezvous at a local resort, but neither are prepared for the emotional entanglements, family complications, and a threat from the past that unexpectedly resurfaces. Set in the 1980′s, this story brings two opposing forces together in a clash of romance and danger, while its musical undertones highlight the theme that God can turn anything into beautiful music.


His attention was caught by another couple on the dance floor. It was
the girl that Russ had noticed earlier, dancing with Jack Burton, the aging
saxophone player. He’d laid aside his instrument while the rest of the troupe carried on. Mismatched as they were, they seemed to dance as one with energetic abandon. And despite what Russ considered to be her somewhat unbecoming attire – cut off jeans, a turtle neck sweater and hiking boots - there was something provocative about the way she moved 
with such grace and fluidity. In fact, she was so immersed in the dance, she seemed oblivious to any onlookers.

When the song ended, the young woman and her partner retreated to her table, laughing. The other band members took a break and joined 
them. The older men seemed very familiar with her. Especially the leader. 

He placed a possessive arm about her shoulders and was leaning in close 
to whisper in her ear. Something rose up suddenly within Russ’s chest.

Disapproval? Disgust? Envy, maybe?


I've gotta tell you, Play It Again is definitely a story worth reading. Yeah, it takes you through some rough scenes, but life isn't always sweet and easy. And the path we choose to follow isn't either. 

Ms. Krauss did a great job of making the characters real - so real that I thoroughly disliked Russ through much of the story. Deanie on the other hand is definitely someone I could be friends with. She's so real, so willing to take on the world and accept her own faults and just deal with things as they come. 

Play It Again is a wonderful story with a whole lot of life lessons within those pages! And the real message is laid out plain and simple for all to see - that yes, salvation is for all, that it's not about who we are, but about who He is.

This is one of the best gospel messages I have read in a story!

About the Author
Tracy Krauss is a high school teacher by profession, and a prolific author, artist, playwright and director by choice. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan and has gone on to teach Art, Drama and English – all the things she is passionate about. After raising four children, she and her husband now reside in beautiful Tumbler Ridge, BC where she continues to pursue all of her creative interests.


  1. Thanks for stopping by, Tracy, I loved the story!

  2. Thank you for the great review. Hopefully folks will stop by my landing page for the book's launch and check out the other cool stuff I'm giving away in honor of the launch of PLAY IT AGAIN.