Prelude for A Lord

Prelude for A Lord

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Baker & Taylor
Awkward Alethea Sutherton secretly works at her passion for playing the violin because of standards of propriety for a lady, but when her instrument attracts unwanted attention, she looks to brooding Lord Dommick for help in finding out why.

Zondervan House
An unconventional young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?

Bath, England 1810

At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.

In Regency England, however, the violin is considered an inappropriate instrument for a lady. Ostracized by society for her passion, Alethea practices in secret and waits for her chance to flee to the Continent, where she can play without scandal.

But when a thief ’s interest in her violin endangers her and her family, Alethea is determined to discover the enigmatic origins of her instrument … with the help of the dark, brooding Lord Dommick.

Scarred by war, Dommick finds solace only in playing his violin. He is persuaded to help Alethea, and discovers an entirely new yearning in his soul.

Alethea finds her reluctant heart drawn to Dommick in the sweetest of duets . . . just as the thief’s desperation builds to a tragic crescendo . . .



Baker
& Taylor

While music enthusiast Lady Alethea waits for her 30th birthday and a large inheritance to arrive, she is forced to ask Lord Dommick, rumored to be mad, for help when she discovers that someone is trying to steal her violin. Original.

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2014]
ISBN: 9780310320357
0310320356
Branch Call Number: Fiction Elliot
Characteristics: pages cm

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dajalove
Dec 25, 2017

This was a fascinating look at music. I had no idea that the violin was considered unladylike at this time in history. The romance had good chemistry and I really liked the addition of the mystery element. This was a very complete story.

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Yoo_hoo5
Nov 11, 2017

I thought this book was rather dry and repetitive......it seemed to take forever to get to who the thief/villain was. I lost interest, and skipped about 4-5 chapters, and do you know what? I didn't feel like I missed many details, because so much of the content seemed like filler-space.

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EleHernandez
Jul 20, 2016

Enjoyed reading this novel!!! Can't wait for another writing by this new author!! Loved her writing, the characters as well. I was able to connect with the heroine having played violin.

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janetdv
Apr 08, 2015

Enjoyed this very much. Hints of Jane Austen although mildly predictable. FYI it's ok to read the cast of characters - it's background information and doesn't give away any of the story line of the book.

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