Prelude For A Lord

Paperback | August 5, 2014

byCamille Elliot

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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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Bath, England 1810At 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 prac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310320356

ISBN - 13:9780310320357

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Historical Read! Full of danger, intrigue and romance, this stunningly crafted story will take you to another place and time you will not want to leave.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Regency Heaven! I am in Regency Heaven! From the clever title to the gorgeous cover right through to the final word...sheer bliss. The kind of read that makes you giddy with anticipation and has you skipping over pages with glee as the real world fades into oblivion. You're so convinced that you are in Regency England that you ring for the maid to bring you tea and cakes only when she doesn't show you come crashing back to reality with such velocity it hurts. It's that kind of absorbing read. Alethea is a captivating heroine. Enough of a maverick to make her interesting without losing those oh-so-proper ladylike qualities a woman of genteel breeding must possess. :-) Dommick is her brooding hero. He's surrounded by a darkness that keeps him alluringly aloof. And then there's the mystery. The danger. A host of amazing secondary characters including a slimeball villain. And the romance...a fainting couch is a necessity for this read -- you'll be swooning that much! Stunning and brilliant and too good to miss.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Romantic, Adventurous Composition 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!!
Date published: 2014-09-19