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Music on the Waters (The Marriage Maker Book 34) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B086SGRWSG
- Publisher : Scarsdale Publishing, Ltd (May 7, 2020)
- Publication date : May 7, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 542 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 81 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #219,024 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Please give me a novella any day that is well written and will stay with me, over a longer novel of poor writing and a bland story. This is a book I highly recommend you read you will not be disappointed.
Quickly the storyline established itself and took a delightful journey of two people brought together by music. Or at least after Sir Stirling set the pieces in place.. Or was it fate?
Sir Alex knew he needed a wife to help with his three children, but he just could not face another meek, biddable with with no fire, as his first wife had been. He felt he may not have tried hard enough with her. When a thought is put into his mind about the new music teacher coming to the church in Orkney, and that she might help his daughter, he thinks it's excellent idea.
Ann Dunwood has taken the position of music teacher and organist in the church. The organ is the famous Kirkwall organ and she cannot wait to play it, but she wonders if Orkney will be the same as where she left. Playing the same uninspired music and never protesting or trying for more.
Alex meets Ann and thinks she seems a little meek but when he hears her playing her heart out when she thinks she is alone, it breaks into a place in his heart at the beauty and passion she displays.
Have I gotten your interest up? I want to just tell you the entire story because it is so melodious! Do not miss one note of this sonata of the heart that will leave your breathless at the finale!
I love stories about two people groping their ineffectual way towards an understanding, and this is a delightful one. The hero is a successful businessman, but hasn’t been quite as successful in understanding his now deceased wife. He needs help with his wild children, especially the daughter who seems increasingly distant. But he is certainly not interested in another meek conventional wife who won’t express an opinion of her own.
Ann appears on the surface to be such a woman, but Alec first sees her when she is playing the organ — can he coax her to be, with him, the vibrant passionate woman she becomes when she plays?
Ann is the daughter of a bullying father, well used to everyone telling her that her thoughts, feelings, tastes, and opinions are wrong. She has learned to hide her appreciation of, and talent for, the music of the great masters. Instead, she teaches and conducts saccharine ballads, while yearning for something more. She has no idea what Alec is up to, but she doesn’t trust it.
The outcome of this romance was never in any real doubt, but the steps and missteps in the developing relationship are wonderfully satisfying, and Warfield has also given us a delightful supporting cast, including a trio of engaging children.
You won't regret trying this story. Without the twists and the life and death situations of Warfield's great Children of Empire series or her compelling Christmas Hope, it nonetheless left me with a smile and a warm heart. Perfect comfort reading.
As the shared passion of music by the H and h was a central theme of the book I was very disappointed to discover what I consider to be two major errors. Beethoven’s piano sonata #14 was not known as the Moonlight sonata during the time in which this story is set, 1814. It was not until 1835, 5 years after Beethoven died, that German music critic Ludwig Rellstab “likened the effect of the first movement to that of moonlight shining upon Lake Lucerne.” The piece was not commonly titled the Moonlight Sonata in publications for nearly 10 years. Fur Elise was not even discovered until 40 years after Beethoven’s death.