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?
I have read other Tamera Alexander novels and liked them very much, but this one did not impress me. I started reading it with a great attitude, excited to see what new book Tamera had written. I was hoping that it would be a lot better than I expected; it wasn’t.
Unfortunately, I did not like this book at all. It was a very slow book, with way too many plotlines. I was really confused for a while. It seemed like there were at least three plotlines per person, as well as many plotlines for characters together. Unfortunately, I also didn’t like a main character that much. Tate seemed to get angry a lot, which is very annoying in a main character. Once or twice I can see, but every other chapter he was mad about something.
The cover was good. I do have to say that. I will give it…3 stars. The dress actually looked like one of Rebekah’s dresses in the book, as well as the auditorium in the background.
The book, regrettably, I am going to give 2 stars. It was way to slow for my liking and had way too many attempted twists in the story. Tamera is still a great author; I just wouldn’t recommend this book specifically.
Title: A Note Yet Unsung
Author: Tamera Alexander
Author’s Website: http://tameraalexander.com/
Reading Resolution: #30
I received this book from the Bethany House Publishing of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.
This review is written in my own opinions and words.