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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rebecca Reviews ~ A Note Yet Unsung (Belmont Mansion #3) by Tamera Alexander

 
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Bethany House Publishers
 
Despite her training as a master violinist, Rebekah Carrington was denied entry into the Nashville Philharmonic by young conductor Nathaniel Whitcomb, who bowed to public opinion. Now, with a reluctant muse and a recurring pain in his head, he needs her help to finish his symphony. But how can he win back her trust when he's robbed her of her dream?
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Rebecca's Review
5 STARS!!!

"I meant it. Every word. But the fact remains, you are a woman."

Crushed beneath the weight of reality, master violinist Rebekah Carrington wonders how words given as a compliment could possibly deliver such disappointment to her soul. Maestro Whitcomb has confirmed what she has known to be true all of her life, it's not her lack of talent or extraordinary training, it's her gender.

Returning from years abroad in Vienna, Rebekah must find a way to survive on her own; her beloved grandmother is dead, her inheritance squandered by a vile stepfather, her mother barely acknowledging her presence and now her dream of playing in Nashville's Philharmonic Orchestra dashed into bits and pieces. All things considered, Rebekah is grateful when the opportunity presents itself to tutor Adelcia Acklen Cheatham's daughter, which also politely requires her, based on this association with the orchestra's most generous benefactor, to assist conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb as he rushes to complete his own symphony for an opening night performance, the same conductor who refused her entrance into his orchestra just days before.

Tate Whitcomb is enamored with the lovely Rebekah Carrington, underestimating her ability and stubborn determination on an almost daily basis. However, it's when his own life nearly spirals out of control that Tate's feelings shift from admiration to something much deeper, as Rebekah's patience, encouragement, and friendship bring him back from a dark place time and time again. Together they make great strides with his music, discovering the joys of collaboration with equally gifted talents. As his deadlines loom closer and closer, Tate cannot help but wonder how he can ever release her, after his dreams are realized and hers have only begun?

"Come thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace . . . . "

Resonating sounds of music permeate this lovely example of a talented writer at work, for Tamera Alexander has completed her "Belmont Mansion" series on a very high note!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.


Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".
 
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~Happy Reading~



2 comments:

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    1. Hey Barbara, I have only read one of Tamera's books but every time I read one of Rebecca's reviews, I feel like I am missing out on something great. It's good to hear you enjoy her books too!

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