Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Book Review ~ Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot ~ 4/20/16

An awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?

Bath, England—1810

At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.

In Regency England, however, the violin is considered an inappropriate instrument for a lady. Ostracized by society for her passion, Alethea practices in secret and waits for her chance to flee to the Continent, where she can play without scandal.

But when a thief’s interest in her violin endangers her and her family, Alethea is determined to discover the enigmatic origins of her instrument . . . with the help of the dark, brooding Lord Dommick.

Scarred by war, Dommick finds solace only in playing his violin. He is persuaded to help Alethea, and discovers an entirely new yearning in his soul.

Alethea finds her reluctant heart drawn to Dommick in the sweetest of duets . . . just as the thief’s desperation builds to a tragic crescendo . . .

My Thoughts:
It had been quite a while since I had read a Regency Romance, a genre that I fell in love with many, many years ago.  I was so excited to find this book while looking through the many books at Ollie's.
I also love music so I was intrigued by the premise of this book.
Alethea was so bold and confident that it was hysterical at times.
Dommick was so unsure of himself after having to deal with the horrors of war.
The mystery of Alethea's violin brings them together along with their mutual love of music and composition.
I really didn't have the mystery figured out until the very end when it became apparent who was trying to get to the violin.
This was a very nice read.  It reminded me why I love this genre so much :)
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