Prelude for a Lord  -     By: Camille Elliot
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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. Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderfully Engaging!
    December 9, 2014
    Britt98
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Alethea and Dommick are two people who love creating music, particularly on their violins. But they are also two people with things from their past that haunt them and make them unable to truly trust in love. This engaging story is set in the Regency time period in England, full of strict social structure and rules. Add in a mysterious foe, who will do anything to procure Aletheas precious violin, and you have a truly enjoyable story filled with love, deception, and danger.

    When I first began reading Prelude for a Lord, it took me a little time to get all of the characters straight. There are quite a few of them. But once I reasoned out who the various characters were, I realized that each one was important to the telling of the story.

    I really liked Alethea and Dommick, who each had things that hung over them. For Alethea, she has only truly been loved by two people, one is her half-sister and the other was a woman who was a music mentor to Alethea. She certainly never received any affection by the male members of her family. Learning to trust Lord Dommick is tricky when men have only treated her cruelly. This has also impacted Alethea spiritually. She has only ever witnessed hypocritical people who claim to love God and then treat others badly. She has much to learn in this book about Gods true love, and the process she goes through is beautiful.

    Lord Dommick simply wants to shed the past horrors of the battlefield that have their hold over him, and he hopes to give his sister a successful society season. Both are easier said than done. Dommick is such a great character. He is strong, but feels weak in many ways due to things he witnessed in battle. The way he cares for his mother and sister, and truly loves them, speaks volumes to Alethea about the kind of man he is.

    I really loved this book! It became so enthralling once Alethea and Dommick were thrown together to investigate the history of Aletheas very old and precious violin. Dommicks friends provide lightheartedness to the story and the attraction between Alethea and Dommick is wonderful. The romance that builds between these two is just perfect. There are so many sigh-worthy moments between them!

    The mystery is intriguing throughout the story, culminating in an exciting conclusion. I loved every path this story took and I am excited to see that this is the first book in the Gentlemen Quartet series. Thoroughly enjoyable. (5 stars)

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through BookLook Bloggers, in exchange for an honest review.
  2. Oklahoma
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    prelude for a lord
    November 21, 2014
    Julie Graves
    Oklahoma
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Alethea Sutherton is a 28 year old spinster. She has always bucked the social norms of the day for women. Where most refined women learn to play the pianoforte, Alethea's instrument of choice is a violin. Unheard of for a refined woman to play such an inappropriate instrument. Recently kicked out of her family home by a male heir, Alethea has moved to Bath, England to live with her aunt. While there she is accosted on the street by a man who insists he has a buyer for her prized violin. When someone breaks into her aunts home Alethea knows she must find help in finding out the origins of her violin. She turns to Lord Dommick.

    Bayard is still recovering from the horrors of war, but is also faced with trying to save his reputation for the sake of his sister and mother. Challenged by one of the gentry to help Alethea find out about her violin, it isn't long before he is worried about the safety of his family and Alethea. Someone is definitely after the violin and will stop at nothing to procure it.

    Alethea is headstrong and has a deep wariness for all men because of the treatment she received at the hands of her father and brother. Lord Dommick is being chased by demons from the war. Will they learn to trust each other with their hurts and find healing in the love of a Savior who promises to be with them always?

    This is Camille Elliot's first Regency novel. I enjoyed it very much. It felt to me to have a gothic flare to it that I really enjoyed. As I've mentioned in previous posts I am a huge romance/suspense fan and found that Prelude for a Lord held those elements. I loved Dommick and Alethea's characters. It was fun to read as their care for each other grew through the story. They fit each other well in that Alethea was just the woman to help Dommick through his tormented dreams. The mystery of the violin and the thieves that wanted to get their hands on it kept the suspense building throughout the book. I also appreciate the element of faith that both characters develop throughout the story. If you are a fan of Regency romance then I definitely would recommend this be put on your list.
  3. Russell, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Fantastic Regency Story
    November 10, 2014
    Thelma Carlson
    Russell, PA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I love PRELUDE FOR A LORD. I very much enjoy reading regency stories and this one was simply fantastic with a happy ending. I love hearing the violin but never knew anything about them so learned much here. It's a great story for any regency lover to read. I know they'll enjoy it as much as I did.
  4. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Enjoyable Mystery!
    November 6, 2014
    Shannah
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I loved this book. The author did an excellent job with every part of this book. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the music and how it affected the characters in the book. They lent an extra layer of interest to the story and allowed me to really connect with the characters, even though my interest in music is elementary at best.

    The characters were very well written. I could feel the struggle Alethea went through in her life. The emotions she had and the anger and bitterness she carried were tangible. Lord Dommick's struggle with PTSD (though it was not identified as such back in 1800's) was also tangible and well-incorporated in the story. Their romance was swift, but sweet.

    The message of the story was also very well written. Alethea struggled to learn that the God of her childhood was not the God real-life. The verses the author chose to use to portray this message to Alethea were unusual and well appreciated. Lord Dommick's struggle to capture the trust of his childhood, before the war, was relatable and real.

    Overall, this was a very enjoyable. I look forward to learning more about the rest of the phenomenal characters in this book!

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via the BookLook blogging program in exchange for my honest review, which I have given.*
  5. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Thief, Violins, Mystery and Romance
    October 27, 2014
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Camille Elliot in her new book, Prelude for a Lord published by Zondervan brings us into the life of Alethea Sutherton.

    From the back cover: An unconventional young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them togetheror will it tear them apart?

    Bath, England 1810

    At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her fort. 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 thiefs desperation builds to a tragic crescendo . . .

    What can I say about a book that deals with music and the violin? This is just truly marvelous. 1810 England has its own social issues and somehow women playing the violin is a terrible no-no. Of course that is the instrument Alethea plays. She meets up with Lord Dommick who also plays the violin and the romance begins to bloom. However there is someone who wants to steal the instrument and now these two have to find out who and why. Prelude for a Lord is a wonderful romance filled with mystery, intrigue, and scandal. These pages are filled with wonderful characters that live and breathe. Prelude for a Lord is full of reputation, finding yourself, finding your place in the world and romance. This is an interesting story filled with lots of excitement and romance as well as history. I liked it a lot.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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