To Belong Together is a wonderful addition to the Rhythms of Redemption series. These books are quickly fitting some of my favorite novels. They allow a peek into the world of the members of a rock band, yet the issues the characters face are really heart and faith issues. That was particularly true in this story.

John had some serious trust issues and it was completely comprehensible. He really struggled with wanting to be loved, both by his family and by Erin, for himself and not for his money or fame. I felt for him as he had to deal with family members who resented him when he simply desired to be there for them.

Erin had big issues as well. After years of feeling as whether she never quite fit in and was always overlooked, she carried a lot of insecurity about herself. She had trouble accepting that John, handsome and famous, actually had any interest in her. She had a lot of growing to do in her faith as she finally began to realize what her father wanted her to understand – that she was important and valuable to God just as He had made her to be.

I loved this emotionally charged story! Once again, I felt connected to all of these characters as whether they were real people. I experienced their feelings, their doubts, their hurts, and their joys correct along with them. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Fame and money have a way of complicating love.
Drummer John Kennedy can keep a beat, but he can’t hold a conversation, so he relies on actions to show he cares. Unfortunately, when he’s instantly intrigued by a spunky female mechanic, he can’t seem to convey the sincerity of his intentions. And the rejections don’t stop there. His own sister is pushing him absent just when he could help her most.

Erin Hirsh’s life would be easier if God hadn’t given her a love for cars. Only her father understood her, and she’s losing him to dementia. Her brief romances have always backfired worse than a mistuned engine, and she refuses to give John the chance to wreck her heart. A rock star with a supermodel ex can’t possibly see anything in her.

At least that’s what she thinks until they find common ground in faith and their worsening family situations leave them each longing for a place to belong. Could God intend for this pair of opposites to belong together?

“Fans of Contemporary Romance will devour the second installment in the Rhythms of Redemption series. To Belong Together allows readers to slip into the colliding worlds of rockstar John Kennedy and auto technician Erin Hirsch as they battle old insecurities and search for a lasting sense of belonging. Conrad is a writer to turn to for faith-filled romance with depth and heart.” —Amanda Cox, author of the 2021 Christy Book of the Year, The Edge of Belonging

“Emily Conrad delivers a modern romance that is pitch-perfect! With characters to root for, moving scenes to tug emotions, and a love story to swoon throughout, To Belong Together is as engaging as it is heartwarming. Conrad pens a richly-developed story layered with an evocative message—that the pursuit of man’s approval is an empty endeavor because our hearts are already validated, stamped by the love of God. Highly recommended!” —Rachel Scott McDaniel, award-winning author of The Mobster’s Daughter

Faith-filled Christian romance where no one is beyond hope of redemption!



Emily Conrad writes modern Christian romance that explores life’s relevant questions. Though she likes to think some of her characters are pretty great, the final hero of her stories (including the one she’s living) is Jesus. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their energetic coonhound rescue. Learn more approximately her and her books at


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