What an incredible, unforgettable story! Joanna Davidson Palitano has outdone herself with this one in my opinion, with the right balance of all the elements, intrigue, mystery, romance, and of course, musical content.
I could not put this book down, because I had to know what happened to the extraordinary Vivienne Mourdant as she finds herself in a Victorian Era Asylum.
The back book blurb aptly described this book as “lyrical” and when you read it, you’ll see why. It’s not a light and fluffy, feel-good read at first, but it brings all the feels and is worth every second. It is unforgettable!
The book was provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. My opinion is my own.
About the Book
When concert pianist Vivienne Mourdant’s father dies, he leaves to her the care of an adult ward she knew nothing about. The woman is supposedly a patient at Hurstwell Asylum. The woman’s portrait is shockingly familiar to Vivienne, so when the asylum claims she was never a patient there, Vivienne is compelled to discover what happened to the figure she remembers from childhood dreams.
The longer she lingers in the deep shadows and forgotten towers at Hurstwell, the fuzzier the line between sanity and madness becomes. She hears music no one else does, receives strange missives with rose petals between the pages, and untangles far more than is safe for her to know. But can she uncover the truth about the mysterious woman she seeks? And is there anyone at Hurstwell she can trust with her suspicions?
Fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano casts a delightful spell with this lyrical look into the nature of women’s independence and artistic expression during the Victorian era–and now.
About the Author
Joanna Davidson Politano freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. Her debut novel, Lady Jayne Disappears, releases on October 3 from Revell. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods and shares stories that move her at www.jdpstories.com.
Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020.
Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband and their young adult children.
“A delightful romance sure to please anyone looking for a story about second chances, grace, and hope. This one has all the right ingredients!”
—Catherine West, award-winning author of Where Hope Begins