Prelude for a Lord (Gentlemen Quartet) by Camille Elliot {Review}

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Prelude for a Lord (Gentlemen Quartet) by Camille Elliot {Review}Prelude for a Lord (The Gentlemen Quartet #1) by Camille Elliot, Camy Tang
Series: The Gentlemen Quartet #1

ISBN: 0310320356
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction, Regency Romance
Published by Zondervan on August 5th 2014
Pages: 352
Format: eARC, Paperback
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An awkward young woman. A haunted young man. A forbidden instrument. Can the love of music bring them together . . . or will it tear them apart?

Bath, England—1810

At twenty-eight, Alethea Sutherton is past her prime for courtship; but social mores have never been her forté. She might be a lady, but she is first and foremost a musician.

In Regency England, however, the violin is considered an inappropriate instrument for a lady. Ostracized by society for her passion, Alethea practices in secret and waits for her chance to flee to the Continent, where she can play without scandal.

But when a thief’s interest in her violin endangers her and her family, Alethea is determined to discover the enigmatic origins of her instrument . . . with the help of the dark, brooding Lord Dommick.

Scarred by war, Dommick finds solace only in playing his violin. He is persuaded to help Alethea, and discovers an entirely new yearning in his soul.

Alethea finds her reluctant heart drawn to Dommick in the sweetest of duets . . . just as the thief’s desperation builds to a tragic crescendo . . .


Recommended to Margaret by: Edelweiss
Read from July 06 to 08, 2014 — I own a copy

The is the second of three books I read during my “having a baby hiatus” that was an excellent read and five stars. It took me three days to read it, but I had to wait for a recharge as my Kindle Fire died once too. *grin* I was amused at a main character’s name being Alethea, as one of my daughters is Althea. It was interesting in my mind to pick out the pronunciation, but that’s not all I want to tell you in a review… So I digress.

I’ve read the author Camy Tang before in the genre of contemporary mysteries and truly enjoy her writing. I also e-know her online through various book organizations. When I heard she was writing a historical romance, I got excited. When I saw the cover of Prelude for a Lord , I found myself truly intrigued. It’s gorgeous! And the writing within is just as grand!

I read this book in two days, as whenever a moment presented itself I just could not put it down. I was truly drawn to the character of Lady Alethea as well as Lord Dommick and their violins (I’m a ‘budding’ violinist myself). The mystery was on par with the ‘good’ Lady Jane Grey novels and I was intrigued by every turning page. The complexity of the characters and the historical setting were all wonderfully done.

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I’m just sorry I didn’t get my opinions out here sooner, but this was truly excellent and I cannot wait for more from Camille Elliot!

Regency romance with Zondervan under her pen name, Camille Elliot, Camy writes Christian romantic suspense with Love Inspired Suspense as Camy Tang.…

About Camille Elliot

Regency romance with Zondervan under her pen name, Camille Elliot, Camy writes Christian romantic suspense with Love Inspired Suspense as Camy Tang.

About Camy Tang

Camy Tang

Camy writes Christian romantic suspense and contemporary romance as Camy Tang and Regency romance under her pen name, Camille Elliot. She grew up in Hawaii but now lives in northern California with her engineer husband and rambunctious dog. She graduated from Stanford University in psychology with a focus on biology, but for nine years she worked as a biologist researcher. Then God guided her path in a completely different direction and now she’s writing full time, using her original psychology degree as she creates the characters in her novels.

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About CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.
  • Camy/Camille

    Thanks so much for the review, MJ!