Sonata for a Scoundrel: A Spicy Historical Romance

· Music of the Heart Book 1 · Fiddlehead Press
104 reviews

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~RITA Finalist for Best Historical Romance~ Looking for more swoonworthy romance like Bridgerton? Give this spicy historical romace a try!

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, Clara Schumann, Courtney Milan, Meredith Duran, Sherry Thomas, Mary Balogh, Bridgerton, Duke, Duke and I, Julia Quinn, Erica Ridley, English nobility, Grace Burroughs, Eloisa James, Grace Calloway, Eva Devon, Alexa Aston, Kate Archer, Scarlett Scott, Caroline Lee

104 reviews
Jeanetta Monfort
June 18, 2018
Interacting relationships have developed during a time it was scandalous for women to be recognized for artistic creativity. Accolades were accredited to a male relative or masculine pen name. Discovery could mean ruin.
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Viny Kurniawan
May 13, 2015
An interesting piece of historical romance novel. I like the characters & the writer has splendid knowledge of music to make the background 'real'.
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Angelique Tucker
May 29, 2015
As a musician an aspiring composer this story connected to my life in an amazing way and had a good plot that made me feel all warm and happy by the end. The details were amazing and the characters well developed, an all around good read.
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About the author

USA Today bestselling author, Anthea Lawson, called "a new star of Historical Romance" by Booklist, has won readers with her combination of spicy love scenes and elegant prose. Her first novel, PASSIONATE, was a Best First Book finalist in the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA awards. Join her new releases mailing list at

Anthea also writes bestselling, award-winning YA Urban Fantasy under the pen name Anthea Sharp.

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