About the book:
Title: The Lost Melody
Author: Joanna Davidson Politano
Genre: Inspirational Historical Romantic Fiction
When concert pianist Vivienne Mourdant's father dies, he leaves to her the care of an adult ward she knew nothing about. The woman is supposedly a patient at Hurstwell Asylum. The woman's portrait is shockingly familiar to Vivienne, so when the asylum claims she was never a patient there, Vivienne is compelled to discover what happened to the figure she remembers from childhood dreams.
The longer she lingers in the deep shadows and forgotten towers at Hurstwell, the fuzzier the line between sanity and madness becomes. She hears music no one else does, receives strange missives with rose petals between the pages, and untangles far more than is safe for her to know. But can she uncover the truth about the mysterious woman she seeks? And is there anyone at Hurstwell she can trust with her suspicions?
Fan-favorite Joanna Davidson Politano casts a delightful spell with this lyrical look into the nature of women's independence and artistic expression during the Victorian era--and now.
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I know that I will not have enough adjectives or words to give this book the review it is due.
The musical theme that was woven throughout the book was really touching. I love music and have been able to watch music help my dad who is currently battling dementia.
Vivienne was a strong character with the determination to figure out who the ward of her father is.
This book felt very Jamie-Jo Wright-esque and I loved it! This was a beautiful, historical novel; that kept me engrossed until the end.
The faith thread was very present. Ms. Politano did a fabulous job of showing the need for light in such a dark place which mirrors our need for the light of Christ in the dark places of our lives.
I highly recommend this book!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via the publisher. I wasn't required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About Joanna Davidson Politano
Joanna Davidson Politano freelances for a small nonfiction publisher but spends much of her time spinning tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives. Her manuscript for Lady Jayne Disappears was a finalist for several contests, including the 2016 Genesis Award from ACFW, and won the OCW Cascade Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence. She is always on the hunt for random acts of kindness, people willing to share their deepest secrets with a stranger, and hidden stashes of sweets. She lives with her husband and their two babies in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan.
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