Music of the Heart: Historical Romance Boxed Set

Fiddlehead Press
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 *Now on a limited-time sale!* Two delicious and satisfying historical romance novels from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson, plus a bonus short story. 

Sonata for a Scoundrel – Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Clara Becker must guard her secrets, and her heart, from the masterful Darien Reynard. 

RITA nominee for Best Historical Romance, Finalist - Write Touch Reader’s Award 

Mistress of Melody – When passionate violinist Jessamyn Lovell begs Morgan Trevethwick, the controlled Earl of Silverton for help, they will ignite an affair that can only end in both their ruin. 
Winner, The Maggie Award and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Contest. Finalist – Daphne, Golden Quill, Colorado Award of Excellence, Book Buyer’s Best, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence 

Bonus material! Includes the short and spicy story The Piano Tutor. 

KEYWORDS: Spicy Romance, Victorian Romantic Adventure, Music, Women Composers, Paganini, 19th Century Celebrity, Road Romance, Cross Class Romance

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From USA Today bestselling historical romance author Anthea Lawson, six tales that explore the moodier side of Victorian England. Mystery abounds, and while some of these tales are on the pensive side, there are enough happy endings to ultimately make the reader smile. A bonus story at the end introduces the universe of Victoria Eternal, an Alternate History look at Victorian times.

THE WORTH OF RUBIES: Noble ladies are falling victim to a string of brazen public jewelry robberies, but the inquisitive Miss Isabelle Strathmore suspects more is afoot than mere theft...

THE FAERIE GIRL: One fateful summer at his family's estate, Lord Colin Barrington meets a girl he's convinced is a faerie - but is she truly one of the fae folk?

THE PIPER'S PLOT: Inspector Roberts uncovers a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria, and must find the suspect before it's too late.

THE VISIT: A man journeys to a fateful meeting that will change his life forever in this slightly horrific short story.

THE VISCOUNT'S SECRET - A Victorian Romance Novella: Anthony Blake, Viscount Percival, is renowned throughout the ton for his handsome face and foppish ways. Only a select few know that beneath his foolish exterior is a keen intelligence able to ferret out diplomatic secrets for the Crown. Nobody suspects his secret, until he meets a quiet young woman who sees far more than she should...

THE SUN NEVER SETS: An alternate-history tale of Victorian England. When aliens land on the lawns at Buckingham Palace in 1850, they alter the course of history as we know it...

KEYWORDS: Woman Detectives, Historical Mystery, Historical Romance, Victorian, Short Story Collection, Victorian Gothic, Victorian Romance, 19th Century Fiction, Britain, Ireland

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Publisher
Fiddlehead Press
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Published on
Apr 27, 2016
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Pages
650
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ISBN
9781680130690
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Music / History & Criticism
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