Alethea Sutherton’s choice of instrument hasn’t won her any popularity contests. For a lady to play a man’s instrument is surely abominable. But to give up her love and talent for music,specifically the violin, could be likened to cutting off oxygen. She must play. And no stuff-shirt lord is going to tell her otherwise no matter what his beliefs are. But when it seems that someone is out to get her beloved instrument at all costs she may have to join forces with that stuff-shirt lord in order to preserve one of her most valued gifts.
I had heard so many good things about Prelude for a Lord that I dived in without a second thought. As much as I love Regency Period novels with their loads of intrigue, social constraints and characters that are not as they seem this book didn’t quite live up to my expectations. The story behind the violin and its history could have been interesting but it was so drawn out with very little in the middle to keep things moving. Which is why I began skimming. *blushes* I know, I know. That’s a bad idea. In fact I nearly missed a few key things in the process so yes, that was a very bad idea. Perhaps if I were a violinist the story would have held my interest better. But alas I am not. Overall an okay read but not one I would want to read again.
Very nice cover art though!
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