The MuseClara Becker is a supremely gifted composera talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brothers name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.Meets the MasterDarien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he comes across Beckers compositions, he knows that this music will secure his place in history. Darien tracks the composer down and, with some difficulty, convinces the man to tour with him. Mr. Becker agrees, but with the most unusual condition that he bring along his sisterSet against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from RITA-nominated author Anthea Lawson....
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Sonata for a Scoundrel (Music of the Heart #1) Reviews
3/4/15: $0.99 on Amazon Kindle.
Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson is a very unique historical romance set during the romantic era, which is loosely based on the life of Felix Mendelssohn’s sister, Fanny.
The story centers on impoverished Clara Becker and her family. She is a brilliant and very talented composer whose family depends on the sale of her compositions for the food they put on their table. Because women were mere possessions back in 1830s England, her brother had to lend his name to her masterpieces to sell the ...more
I could not put this book down until I had finished it. I love historical romance and I love classical music and this combined the two perfectly. It is well written and is a beautiful story. Thank you so much for this book and I'm looking forward to reading more!
It was ok. I couldn't understand why the H/h were falling for each other, if they barely had any contact and conversations? I mean, I know they were traveling with her brother, but they always kept there distance. I believe they were in lust, but not in love.
What I love most about both Goodreads and Amazon is that they suggest books to you based on your reading habits. As a fellow author I am always searching for writers than can grasp my attention from the first page and hold it till the bitter end. This book was one and I found it unbelievably great! The story was well written, Ms. Lawson created not only a background the came to life but characters that jumped out of the pages. They were developed over the course of the book as she slowly peeled ...more
I debated for longer than was most likely necessary on whether or not I should even log that I read this book. I'm still trying to work past the embarrassment of reading what can easily just turn into written porn. But I will never get better at learning how to review romance novels if I don't actual review what I read, even if the cover and title makes me want to cringe (I'm working on it. Baby steps.)
Sonata for a Scoundrel's main hook is that the heroine of this romantic romp is a composer who ...more
Oh my gosh, this book was so well written, I stopped a few times to admire the language. The two main characters are musicians and I swear I could ear the music they were playing. Absolutely recommend, and I cannot wait to read more by this author!
Lovely writing that had me engrossed in the story from the 1st page.
Clara Becker comes from a musical family & is a gifted musician & composer; unfortunately she is a woman & daren't publish her compositions (the scandal!) under her own name but under her brother's. When the family descends into poverty it is Clara's compositions that is the sole thing keeping them barely afloat.
Darien Reynard is a celebrated violin virtuoso & when he comes across one of Nicholas Becker's (=Clara ...more