Unlike Stay With Me and Rightfully Ours, music isn’t a part of the story in Ornamental Graces. No song or music is integral to the plot, but I can’t help write mention of music into books. Some of these tracks you’ll see referenced in the book either by artist name or mention of a lyric. The others (“Dreaming With a Broken Heart,” “Faster,” “Mud,” et al) just fit the scene.
It’s a mixture of pop, rock, and new country until you hit the end and then, well, Christmas hymns. Because that’s where it all ends up. I know as a playlist it shifts the mood, but there you go.