~2014 RITA nominee, Best Historical Romance~
Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer--a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother's name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.
Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he hears Becker's 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 sister...
Darien’s unexpected desire for Clara jeopardizes the entire tour, but Clara must protect more than her heart. If he discovers her secret, her family’s new found fortune, and their very reputation, will be destroyed.
Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson.
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Sonata for a Scoundrel
Smart, well-researched story. Imagery is strong and the writing is highly descriptive. I would like to have known more about the background of the characters, but I enjoyed the writing so much, that I just purchased two more books by Anthea Lawson.
Pleasantly surprised by the dual tale of musical passion. What a delightful quick read! Couldn’t put it down!
A good book
I enjoyed this book as this was my second time reading it. Things have changed but in some way it is still the same.