A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly-formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are “far too fragile and frail” for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah’s hopes are swiftly dashed because the conductor—determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music—bows to public opinion. To make matters worse, Adelicia Acklen Cheatham, mistress of Belmont Mansion and Rebekah’s new employer, agrees with him.
Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville’s new orchestra leader. And despite a reluctant muse—and a strange buzzing and recurring pain in his head—he must finish composing his symphony before the grand opening of the city’s new opera hall. But far more pressing, he must finish it for the one who first inspired his love of music—his father, who is dying. As Tate’s ailment worsens, he believes Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how do you win back a woman’s trust when you’ve robbed her of her dream?
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Music lover or not, A Note Yet Unsung will capture your heart, reader friends because the story is about much more than the wonderful music! Reconstruction Era Nashville, as well as the struggles and triumphs of her residents, is brought to life once again by talented storyteller and bonafide southern belle, Tamera Alexander. The tenacious dreams and complex lives of the main characters will keep readers riveted to the pages.
Rebekah Carrington is a determined woman with carefully honed musical talent yet society forbids her from sharing the gift of her music in a performance. Unseemly, they call it… well, I say fiddlesticks to those fuddy-duds! Rebekah has more than her dream riding on those years of European training, one way or another she has to find a way to support herself in an anemic economy.
Nathanial Tate Whitcomb has worked harder than anyone recognizes to reach the level of nationwide success and recognition he now holds. The pressure to finish his symphony and impress Nashville’s elite combined with his recurring headaches make Tate frustrated and disappointed. He is clearly dedicated to his music as evidenced by his willingness to expose himself to the wrath of a certain feisty female.
I requested the opportunity to read and review this title through NetGalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
About the Author
Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded and nominated for numerous industry-leading honors, including the Christy Award (two-time winner, seven-time finalist), the RITA Award (two-time winner, four-time finalist), the Carol Award, the Maggie Award, the Booksellers Best Award, and Library Journal’s top distinction, among others.
After seventeen years in Colorado, Tamera and her husband now reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tamera’s two USA Today bestselling Southern series.
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9 thoughts on “A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander”
I really need to read this series! I’m so behind on Tamara’s releases ???? And I’m especially interested in this one, being a musician and a music lover ❤️
And on a slightly unrelated note, is anyone else irked by the fact that the third book in the Belle Meade Plantation series has the author name up the top instead of down the bottom? I only just noticed, seeing them side by side here… And no, I don’t have OCD at all! ????
Oh yes, the text placement bothered me as well! Take comfort in the fact that this is a series of stand alone novels, the common thread is the Belmont, no major spoilers!
*Gasp* Katie, I can’t believe that name placement! Now that you mentioned it, it’s going to bother me, too! 😦
Another story to add to my ever growing TBR pile. 🙂 And yes, it is an ever growing pile! 🙂
All the good ones are! 😉
Beautiful review, Beth! I’ve not yet read Tamara’s books.
Oh, Caryl! You must!
What a lovely review, Beth! I’ve been eyeing this book. It’s on my wish list.
I spend a lot of time eyeing books too… so many books, so little time!