A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the new maestro at the Nashville Philharmonic. But women are “far too fragile and frail” for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah’s hopes are swiftly dashed when the conductor–determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music–bows to public opinion. To make matters worse, Adelicia Cheatham, mistress of Belmont Mansion and Rebekah’s new employer, agrees with him.
Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville’s youngest 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 symphony hall. Even more pressing, he must finish it for the one who first inspired his love of music–his dying father. As Tate’s ailment worsens, he knows Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how can he win back her trust when he’s robbed her of her dream?
To be perfectly honest, I did not enjoy this book and those who were near me when I was reading this book knew that. There were many times I put this book down because I was frustrated with the two main characters. I did not like Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb at all; and if I was in Rebekah’s shoes, I would have quit working for him the day I started. One moment he was happy and then the next moment he was yelling and complaining about the orchestra. Everyone has bad and difficult days, but he was like that the entire time.
I love music and have grown siblings who play many different instruments. I play the piano but even I could not have put up with Tate correcting every little mistake. The one part I liked was when Rebekah confronted the little girl and asked her if she could read music. That scene reminded me about myself, when I was first being taught piano.
I am sad to say that I did not enjoy this book. The story was dragged out a little too much.
Title: A Note Yet Unsung
Author: Tamera Alexander
Author’s Website: http://tameraalexander.com/
Reading Resolution 30. Read a book that is over 400 pages.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.
I received this book from the Bethany House Division <http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse> of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.