Author: Donna Hatch
Series: Music of the Heart #1
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: September 7, 2016
Gently bred young ladies don’t run away from home to find employment, but when forced to choose between marrying a brutish oaf or becoming another man’s mistress, Susanna makes an unconventional decision. Following her passion for music, she flees to London with dreams of securing a position as a harpist. Becoming entangled with a handsome violinist who calls himself Kit, but who seems too aristocratic for a working-class musician, may be more problematic than sleeping in the streets.
Kit’s attention is captured by Susanna’s breath-taking talent, admirable grace, and winsome smiles… until a lawman exposes the new harpist as a runaway bride and a thief. With peril lurking in the shadows, Susanna’s imminent danger not only forces Kit to choose between his better judgment and his heart, but he must also embrace the life to which he swore he would never return.Gently bred young ladies don’t run away from home… HEART STRINGS #historicalromance @donnahatch Click To Tweet
I liked both Susanna and Kit. I also liked Kit’s family. They were good people. I was happy to see Susanna initiate saving herself from the evil aunt. It was too bad her indifferent uncle hadn’t come to her rescue years before even as he watched her wasting away through starvation. In the end Susanna did need Kit to aid her but she was not a helpless female solely relying on a man to save her. I loved the gentleness of both characters yet they were both courageous and stood up for themselves and what was right.
I thought it was fun that the two main characters were so well mannered it appeared they must be from the upper crust yet they hung out with the working class. It was so unusual that they even baffled each other.
This was a sweet love story that took place over a very short period of time yet it didn’t feel like insta-love. It was easy to root for them to have their happily ever after.
Sex: leering, invite to be the mistress