Thursday, March 30, 2017

Heart Strings

Donna Hatch
Regency Romance
Book 1 of Music of the Heart Series

"Her father used to say angels played harps in heaven, and even called her ‘his little angel.’ Susanna was pretty sure they also played violins."

Caught between an unwanted marriage and an unwanted proposition, Susanna sees no other option than to leave the only home she's ever know.  Her aunt has left her no other choice.  With little money and a lot of courage, she sneaks away to try her luck in London as a harpist - her only useful skill.  Luck finds her in the form of Kit, a violinist who helps her get a job.  But he doesn't stop there.  Should she take his help?  Can she afford not to?  And just what does he want?  Kit's drawn to Susanna from the moment he lays eyes on her.  There is just something about the waif that makes him want to help her.  But when her past catches up to her, he may have to rely on the one he walked away from to save her.

My Opinion: This was a well crafted and highly entertaining book.  Not often do I find a regency that can surprise me, but this one managed to do it, with some clever twists and a lovely plot.  Susanna is a strong female protagonist, proud but innocent.  Kit is a dashing and charitable hero you just have to love.  The romance was natural and sweet.  The story rounded out nicely with the other characters in the orchestra and in Kit's family.  A delightful read and a very well crafted story.  I would highly recommend it.

I received a free copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given.  The summary and review are 100% my own.

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