Sonata for a Scoundrel

Music of the Heart

Book 1
Fiddlehead Press
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~2014 RITA Finalist for Best Historical Romance~

Clara Becker is a supremely gifted compose - 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.

Keywords: Victorian Romance, Regency Romance, Classical Music, Spicy Historical Romance, Historical Fiction, Female Composers, Paganini

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Publisher
Fiddlehead Press
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Published on
Sep 30, 2013
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9781301757350
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Music / General
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At twenty-seven years old, Mariah Travers has become what she most feared—a spinster and a perpetual adolescent in the eyes of her family and the law. But her fortunes change when her father announces that he has promised her hand in marriage to an old friend and colleague in the House of Lords. Lord Peter deVere, Earl of Dunsford, is not at all who Mariah imagined marrying, but she is willing to take a chance on the older man in order to gain the freedom that only married women are allowed.

 

After a tragic marriage that stretched on for two decades, Peter is hesitant to marry again. But he needs an heir, or else his dastardly nephew, Lord William, will inherit everything he’s worked his entire life to build. But when he meets Mariah, sparks fly that neither of them expected. Their unlikely match stands a chance of giving each of them all the things they never realized they needed.

 

But trouble abounds when the mine that has provided Peter with his fortune is exhausted and the search for new veins of copper begins. On top of that, Lord William isn’t about to stand by and watch his inheritance disappear. His efforts to drive a wedge between Peter and Mariah cause havoc and heartbreak at Starcross Castle, which will take an act of heroic devotion to overcome as Peter sets out to prove that true love is ageless.

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level – Very Hot!

 

If you would like to read about events leading up to December Heart, check out A NEW LIFE, part of the West Meets East series, available now.

 

And be sure to pick up the two accompanying novellas to December Heart, STARCROSS LOVERS and STARCROSS DREAMS. The rest of the series is coming soon!

 

The Silver Foxes of Westminster Series consists of:

 

DECEMBER HEART (and its accompanying novellas)

--Starcross Lovers

--Starcross Dreams

AUGUST SUNRISE (and its accompanying novellas)

--Winterberry Spark

--Winterberry Fire

MAY MISTAKES (and its accompanying novellas)

--Brynthwaite Promise

--Brynthwaite Summer

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