A Belmont Mansion Novel
(Bethany House Publishers)
February 2017/432 pages/$15.99
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.
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Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tamera’s two USA Today bestselling Southern series.
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Sigh. My paltry words could never convey the beauty of this final novel in the Belmont Mansion series. Tamera Alexander once again has created a story that resonates with the heart and soul, transporting the reader to nineteenth century Nashville, behind the curtain of the Nashville Philharmonic. As always, Alexander brings the story to life with multi-faceted, authentic personalities who walked right off the page and into my heart. Rebekah immediately garnered my sympathy as she endeavors to escape her unhappy and dangerous home situation and find safety and a livelihood to support herself. Adelicia Acklen Cheatham always simultaneously delights and intimidates me as she is a force to be reckoned with, both in society and on a personal level! Tate Whitcomb is an enigma until a peek into a hidden part of his life completely endeared him to me. Rich, exquisite prose and nuggets of truth tucked into the pages are hallmarks of Alexander's novels, and I kept sticky notes close by to flag special sections to remember. While I'm a fast reader and eagerly devour these books in a day, circumstances forced me to read more slowly over a period of a week or more, and while it was excruciating to set it aside, I savoured each moment I read it. A symphony for the soul, A Note Yet Unsung will warm your heart and stay with you long after you turn the final page. Don't miss this masterpiece!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Tamera Alexander and Baker/Bethany House for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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