Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Facing the music
Nocturne by Andrea Randall
Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future.
Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance.
When Gregory and Savannah’s paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak.
In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they've held as truths hangs in the balance.
Rate & Take
Heat Index 1 ☼
There is some really good writing here, the author was very skilled at pacing the story and making nothing come easy to the reader. I was even convinced at one point I knew where the story was going to zig, and it totally zagged! The atmosphere had a very original feel having the story begin in a conservatory. If you are looking for a different kind of a romance this book is a great starting point.