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- Print Length: 298 pages
- Publisher: Black Lyon Publishing LLC (September 11, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 11, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F5CP0RG
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,592,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Overall, this novel is very well-written and LaPlant's love of history shines through in her writing. The 1920s setting is so descriptive and vivid, I could actually visualize myself hanging out in the speakeasy. The story moves forward at a nice pace and the characters are interesting and well-developed. As a huge fan of time travel romance, I can say that Eryn LaPlant is truly gifted in this genre. I highly recommend this book as well as her first book, BENEATH THE WALL.
It is the story of Lilly Charles, graduate student in modern day New York City, and Brandon Crowley a musician from the 1920's now living in New York. More comfortable surrounded by dusty books and relics from the past, Lilly is focused on one thing earning her PhD and working at one of the fabulous museums in the city. That is until fate brings her and Brandon together. At first Brandon only wants to return to 1928 and the woman he left behind. As the two work together to not only uncover what happened at The Blue Lute the night Brandon time traveled but also find a way to send him back, a romance blossoms. I am not going to say any more because I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
Over all I have to give this book 5 stars. Both Lilly and Brandon are believe characters who are easy to identify with. The author did a fantastic job with the historical data in the book. I could easily picture myself in a 1920's speakeasy listening to jazz music with a few gangsters stopping in every once in awhile. She also threw in a few unexpected twists and turns that kept me reading well into the night.
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys both historical as well as time travel novels. I do not think either group would be disappointed.
She meets Brandon Crowley when he is arrested for skulking around the basement of her apartment building. Lily's historian instincts go crazy when she sees him pulling away in the back of a police car. Going with her instincts, she bails Brandon out of jail and begins an adventure any historian would give her eyeteeth for.
Brandon was intimately familiar with the secrets hiding in the St. Jean apartments because he had lived there - in the 1920s! Lilly's world spins out of control. Is Brandon telling the truth? Did he really time travel over 80 years into the future?
The answers to all these questions lie in the long deserted speakeasy, The Blue Lute. They visit the remains of the Blue Lute and find more questions than answers.
While painstakingly putting the story of the Blue Lute back together, Lilly and Brandon fall in love.
Their love is tested when Lily is accidentally sent back to the 1920s. With only her historical knowledge to guide her, she has to save the denizens of the Blue Lute and herself from sure destruction. And she has to try to find her way back to the present and "her" Brandon.
The twists and turns in the present and the past make this a truly enjoyable historical novel.
I highly recommend it!
I didn't think Eryn LaPlant could top her first novel, "Beneath the Wall", but she has.
The Blue Lute is such a beautiful read, that it leaves you with such a warm feeling for
the characters and a sensitivity for their plight.
Lily, a bright young woman with the career she wants there at her feet waiting for her &
Brandon, a handsome young man not knowing where he really belong.
Their story is one of, at first, doubt to understanding then respect and finally to love only
to have the whole thing shattered with a lie which nearly ends the whole attachment between
them until a gesture by Brandon restores Lily's faith & love of this man.
To me, some of the chapters appear that the author is speaking from the Heart, not just writing
a story, I think M's LaPlant has experienced some pain in her life & translated it to her characters
which makes this book all the more endearing.There is also a message in it's pages as well.
If you see injustice & hurt, have the strenght to do something about it because, if you do,
you can rewrite History!
There has been a criticism of this book.
All I say is remember that this novel is Romantic Fiction, And enjoy it as much as I did.
This is a beautiful story by a Talented Author. Look forward to more of her work.
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