I'm looking for a book which may be Harlequin from late 1970s or early 1980s, about a young widow of a rock and roll band member who may have committed suicide. She falls for his band mate, who has long been in love with her, and it turns out, she has a hidden singing talent. I believe the setting is at a beach house, in Florida perhaps.
An early 1980s hip comic novel of single womanhood in which the heroine is the only white backup singer in a black rhythm and blues band.
I had an antique children’s book which had mechanical sound effects built into the back part of the book. It had strings coming out of the side which were attached to a variety of calls and whistles made of wood and paper. Maybe late 19th century?