Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 10 January 2019
“Between the simple melody of running her violin shop and the full-blown orchestra of her romantic interludes in Paris with David, her devoted partner of eight years, Grace Atherton has always set her life to music.
Her world revolves entirely around David, for Grace’s own secrets have kept everyone else at bay. Until, suddenly and shockingly, one act tips Grace’s life upside down, and the music seems to stop.
It takes a vivacious old man and a straight-talking teenager to kickstart a new chapter for Grace. In the process, she learns that she is not as alone in the world as she had once thought, that no mistake is insurmountable, and that the quiet moments in life can be something to shout about …”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love a book that grabs me with the first line and that is exactly what this book did. I needed to know more.
I must admit there were some scenes that were uncomfortable for me to read, I didn’t approve of certain aspects of Grace’s life yet I still really liked her as a character. I felt torn.
Now, I’m not a musical person so I won’t pretend that I understood all the talk of instruments and notes but to be perfectly honest it didn’t matter. I could still appreciate the passion and love that the characters emanated when surrounded by music, it was compelling.
There were a variety of intensely emotional moments that pulled at my heartstrings for a number of reasons and as a whole host of secrets and lies came tumbling out, I felt numb. Grace’s story weaved its way into my heart and affected me deeply, it highlighted the importance of good friendships and self-belief and left me with a big smile on my face.
This was a thought-provoking read that played with my all of my senses. I feel like it’ll be a huge 2019 hit!
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Thank you to the publisher for sending me this proof in exchange for my honest opinion.