Prelude for a Lord  -     By: Camille Elliot
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Prelude for a Lord

Zondervan / 2014 / Paperback

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Lady Alethea Sutherton is alienated from her peers because of her passion for the violin---a scandalously unladylike interest. Alarmed to learn somebody is trying to steal her instrument, she turns to renowned musician Lord Dommick for help, but he doesn't approve of her disregard for society's conventions. Will their mutual love of music ultimately drive them together? 352 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 (inches)
ISBN: 0310320356
ISBN-13: 9780310320357
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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 . . .

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  1. SarahsReading
    Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Romantic, Adventurous Composition
    September 19, 2014
    SarahsReading
    Canada
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When I heard that Camile Elliot was putting out a Regency Romance, I was thrilled! I've read several awesome books by her in the past and I knew that I was in for a treat! I'm a newbie to Regency Romance books, but I love Camille's (aka Camy Tang) 'Sushi' series and her 'Protection for Hire' series. Camille knows how to write a wonderful, captivating story. She also excels at creating strong yet vulnerable female lead characters, and she achieved both in this fantastic book!

    Alethea is a strong woman. She's had to be. Betrayed by those she loves time and again, she's come to expect bitter disappointment. Her one solace is her music, even though it only serves to drive people away.

    Dommick is not stranger to disappointment, yet he is determined to make life perfect for his family. He accepts that he will never have the life he longs for, but he won't allow anything to damage the future happiness of his sister. The only thing that he has been able to keep for himself is his music.

    When they are forced together, Alethea's stubborness and her lack of interest in societies demands, cause fireworks. Dommick has burnt her before and she doesn't give trust easily. Dommick can't afford to have anyone associated with him that might negatively affect his image. Image is everything in his circles and Alethea appears to not care that she is looked on as odd and contrary.

    Brought together by the one passion they share, can they see past societies pressures - and the walls they've built - to bring harmony to each others worlds?

    I really enjoyed this book. Not only were the main characters engaging, I found myself wishing to know more about the secondary characters as well. It was fast-paced and yet nothing was sacrificed in the storyline to keep the readers attention! This is a book that I will re-read many times!

    4.5/5 stars!

    I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for my honest review. I didn't HAVE to like it, but I sure did!!
  2. Cara Putman
    Indiana
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Delightful Regency
    September 16, 2014
    Cara Putman
    Indiana
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I enjoy novels set in Regency England, so I decided this would be the perfect book to take with me on a recent trip to England. I loved this story about a young woman who was past her prime for marriage (at that time!), yet she was so secure in who she was...partly because she goes so counter to her times. An accomplished musician, she has to hide her best love (the violin) because it's unseemly for a woman to play the instrument. However, when someone takes an inordinate interest in her violin, she seeks help from a man who scorned her interest in the violin years ago during her season.

    This book has a compelling romance filled with insurmountable roadblocks. The mystery is rich -- one I thoroughly enjoyed. And the setting is layered in such a way I felt like I was transported into the story world...and it's one I want to return to again. There was something very fitting about reading this book while in England.

    I highly recommend it for those who love regency novels and for those who love historical romances with a strong mystery.
  3. Jen Pen
    Midwest
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Musically captivating...
    September 3, 2014
    Jen Pen
    Midwest
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    SUMMARY:

    Lady Alethea Sutherton inherited a beautifully sounding Stradivarius violin from Lady Arkright. Unbeknownst to her, someone is searching for the violin and will stop at nothing to recover it. Set in the Regency Period, Prelude for a Lord just keeps delivering a most compelling read

    A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

    Drawn to this book by the front cover, then further intrigued by the summary provided on the back cover, I knew I wanted to read this book. I enjoyed the time period (Regency), the mystery involving the violin, the strength of the main character, the faith drawn upon in times of need and of course, the developing romance. Coming from a musical family (both violin and piano), I truly appreciated the musical subject-line. The only bit of trouble I encountered was the names of so many people involved and scattered through-out the story- I had a bit of a problem keeping everyone straight (though it did not deter from the actual story itself and the Cast of Primary Characters list in the beginning helped immensely). Definitely an author I will pursue again. Well done!

    RATING:

    5 (out of 5) pennies

    *I received a complimentary copy of Prelude for a Lord from BookLook Bloggers and Zondervan for my honest review*
  4. StoryGirl
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Exceeded my Expectations
    August 25, 2014
    StoryGirl
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I was eager to try my hand at this newest Regency-era Christian novel, but after I requested it, I discovered a few reviews were a bit concerned with the heavy-ness of the romantic content, so I was worried. However, despite a few scene near the very end, there was not very much romance in it at all, and overall I ended up really enjoying this one.

    Perhaps my greatest frustration was the fact that all these characters were playing all of this glorious music and I couldn't hear any of it! Though I liked the main characters, I absolutely adored the camaraderie between between Dommick and his friends. And though I did like Dommick and Alethea, quite honestly I loved all the secondary characters the best (and I'm really, really hoping that the author writes a sequel with Dommick's sister Clare and his friend Ian....I ship those two. Hard.) I also loved Margaret, who was such a fun little scamp!

    As I mentioned before, there is some romance in the last third/fourth or so of the book- not a lot, but more on the awkward side than not. I'd recommend it for 15+

    I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
  5. Butterflyreview
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot
    August 21, 2014
    Butterflyreview
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    This book takes place in England in the year 1810. Alethea Sutherton is a twenty-eight years old and considered an old maid. Her father is dead and her brother has just died. They were both terrible to her. Her cousin comes in as the new Lord and instantly sends her to Bath to live with her aunt to get her out of the way.

    Alethea has one passion and that is music. She loves to play the violin but it is considered very improper for a woman to play the violin. Alethas late brother went so far as to break two of her fingers so she couldnt play the violin. A very dear friend gave her a violin on her death. It has a very sweet sound and is very special to her. She has rebuffed offers to buy the violin and now there have been attempts to steal it.

    Lord Dommick is back from the war a mentally scarred man. Today we would call it PTDS. He and several of friends formed a quartet and are quite popular with English society and is quite knowledgeable about violins. His help is ask to determine the origin of Aletheas violin and why someone wants to steal it.

    There are too many characters to mention in this review. But they all play an important part of the story and I had no trouble sorting them out.

    This isnt your typical romance novel. The two main characters dont fall in love with each other immediately. Lord Dommick also believes it is not proper for a lady to play the violin and years ago made his opinion known to Alethea. She does not want his help but has no one else to turn to. There is the mystery of the violin. I didnt guess who the bad guy is until it was revealed at the end of the book. I liked how to characters relied on God. It wasnt thrown in your face type of religion. More of just everyday living your life with Gods help.

    I highly recommend this book and will be looking for other books by this author.

    I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in anyway.

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