An introvert by nature, Miss Lenora Wilton is an accomplished musician, who has always been in her sister's shadow. When her intended breaks their betrothal in order to wed her younger sister, Lenora goes back to Bath to be with her aunt, and teach music at a girl's school. Lenora helps tutor voice, as well as pianoforte. One of her students Catherine is quite the challenge, she can play by ear ear, but doesn't like to read music.
Aidan Asher is Catherine's uncle, and he is determined to do right by her after being named her guardian. She has been shipped around from relative to relative and to various schools. He will do anything to keep his daughter in school. After running into Lenora down by the river after nightfall, he knows that he has the leverage he needs to get Catherine some extra help.
But will Aidan and Lenora be able to work together to help Catherine, and perhaps find more?
A well written book from beginning to end, it was engaging, and I liked Lenora from the very beginning. She is a very good teacher, and even though Catherine is difficult, she really wants to help her. Lenora is clever, and witty, though she hides it behind her quiet nature.
It is an engaging story with well developed characters, and great interaction. I liked how Lenora is an honorable woman, she forgives, and really does her best by Catherine, despite the fact that Catherine despises her. I like Lenora's aunt, who is a kindly and wise woman, who is a rock for Lenora.
A fantastic read, even though I know that this is something of a sequel/companion to a previous book, it stands wonderfully on its own. Well written, with fantastic characters. I can't wait to read more from this series!
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