Rock Fiction Coveting: The Violinist of Venice by Alyssa Palombo

Posted: March 29, 2016 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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This one looks so good that Susan said she put it on order at her library. Here’s why:

A sweeping historical novel of composer and priest Antonio Vivaldi, a secret wealthy mistress, and their passion for music and each other

Like most 18th century Venetians, Adriana d’Amato adores music-except her strict merchant father has forbidden her to cultivate her gift for the violin. But she refuses to let that stop her from living her dreams and begins sneaking out of her family’s palazzo under the cover of night to take violin lessons from virtuoso violinist and composer Antonio Vivaldi. However, what begins as secret lessons swiftly evolves into a passionate, consuming love affair.

Adriana’s father is intent on seeing her married to a wealthy, prominent member of Venice’s patrician class-and a handsome, charming suitor, whom she knows she could love, only complicates matters-but Vivaldi is a priest, making their relationship forbidden in the eyes of the Church and of society. They both know their affair will end upon Adriana’s marriage, but she cannot anticipate the events that will force Vivaldi to choose between her and his music. The repercussions of his choice-and of Adriana’s own choices-will haunt both of their lives in ways they never imagined.

Spanning more than 30 years of Adriana’s life, Alyssa Palombo’s The Violinist of Venice is a story of passion, music, ambition, and finding the strength to both fall in love and to carry on when it ends.

How’s THAT for something different? Vivaldi!

That is SO up my alley, I am going to put in a plea for my orchestra to include some in an upcoming concert.

We have forbidden love, a historical figure, an epic (thirty years? Heck yeah, that’s an epic)…

I bet Susan will review this once she’s gotten it from the library and read it. Unless a copy comes our way sooner? Because Susan can’t share library books…

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