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A Note Yet Unsung
by Tamera Alexander
From the back cover:
A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are “far too fragile and frail” for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah’s hopes are swiftly dashed because the conductor–determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music–bows to public opinion. To make matters worse, Adelicia Acklen Cheatham, mistress of Belmont Mansion and Rebekah’s new employer, agrees with him.
Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville’s new orchestra leader. And despite a reluctant muse–and a strange buzzing and recurring pain in his head–he must finish composing his symphony before the grand opening of the city’s new opera hall. But far more pressing, he must finish it for the one who first inspired his love of music–his father, who is dying. As Tate’s ailment worsens, he believes Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how do you win back a woman’s trust when you’ve robbed her of her dream?
As music moves us to tears yet makes our hearts soar, A Note Yet Unsung captures the splendor of classical music at a time when women’s hard-won strides in cultural issues changed not only world history–but the hearts of men.
About the author:
Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers in the historical romance genre. She and her husband live in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for seven of her award-winning novels. For more about Tamera’s books, visit www.TameraAlexander.com
There’s certainly a reason why A Note Yet Unsung won a Christy Award in 2017!
As a musician, I loved that music wasn’t just an aside in this story, but it was woven throughout. Classical pieces, symphonies, and even folk music blended beautifully together. As is true in life, the characters faced challenges from multiple sources — physical struggles, struggles within themselves, struggles against the norms of society, struggles with individuals, and struggles with expectations. And yet each challenge served a purpose in drawing them closer to the plans the Lord had for them–much as our own should do.
A Note Yet Unsung had me laughing in some scenes and crying in others. You’ll fall in love with these dear characters and wish the story would never end!
The third in the Belmont Mansion series, A Note Yet Unsung can be read as a stand-alone. (I haven’t read the first two, and while I’m sure there are connections I was unaware of, the story was complete.) That said, I’m anxious to go back and read the others so I can spend more time at Belmont Mansion!