Book cover - Sonata for a Scoundrel - Author Anthea Lawson

Sonata for a Scoundrel

Author Anthea Lawson

  • Release Date: 2013-11-01
  • Genre: Historical
Our score: 4.5
From 302 Ratings

Sonata for a Scoundrel Summary

Sonata for a Scoundrel - ~2014 RITA nominee, Best Historical Romance~

Clara Becker is a supremely gifted composer--a talent of little to use to a woman in 1830s Europe. Her compositions only have worth when they are published under her brother's name, yet this deception barely enables them to scrape out a living in the poorest quarter of London.

Darien Reynard, the most celebrated musician in Europe, pursues success with a single-minded intensity. When he hears Becker's compositions, he knows that this music will secure his place in history. Darien tracks the composer down and, with some difficulty, convinces the man to tour with him. Mr. Becker agrees, but with the most unusual condition that he bring along his sister...

Darien’s unexpected desire for Clara jeopardizes the entire tour, but Clara must protect more than her heart. If he discovers her secret, her family’s new found fortune, and their very reputation, will be destroyed.

Set against the glittering backdrop of 19th century celebrity, Sonata for a Scoundrel is the newest full-length historical romance novel from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Lawson.

Sonata for a Scoundrel Review

  • Delicious

    By Gw doll
    Pleasantly surprised by the dual tale of musical passion. What a delightful quick read! Couldn’t put it down!
  • A good book

    By Eitel19
    I enjoyed this book as this was my second time reading it. Things have changed but in some way it is still the same.
  • Something a Little Different

    By hitch20
    I have read many historical romance novels, but had never encountered this scenario b4. It was an enjoyable read because I love good music. The author was able to describe what was being played so effectively that u could almost hear it.
  • Sonata for a Scoundrel

    By TexasLizzie
    What a delicious novel! Like a spectacular meal including many fine wines, multiple courses of exotic dishes to challenge and tease the senses and, of course the desserts to tingle the tongue with sweetness ranging from heavy chocolate notes to light fluffy creams. I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. Congratulations on a true success. Elizabeth A Wilson
  • Fantastic

    By Wynter7Sash
    Worth every page turn...... I love it!
  • Captivating

    By Moon child 56
    I was emerged instantly in this book and captivated by the storyline and the emotions I could hear the music I could feel their emotions. Each character was so alive and vibrant. I cried and I laughed and I loved! I loved this book!
  • Sonata For A Scoundrel

    By Cave Bowlinski
    Beautiful ! I was transported into music halls and theaters where the characters played. I could imagine the characters as real and breathing. Anthea Lawson wrote from the heart not just from history.
  • Correct and good!

    By Hope in Gulfport
    If you have a music background, this is for you...
  • Love it

    By FatimaMonster
    Couldn't stop reading, definitely don't regret the 4.99$ I spent!


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