Enjoy a musical read!
From a romance set in the symphony to a feel-good novel about a small town choir, the latest music-inspired fiction will have you tapping your feet as you turn each page!
✤ Read a WWII tale! The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan. It’s the early days of WWII, and the English village of Chilbury is on edge. When the vicar shutters the choir after the male singers go off to war, music professor Primrose Trent decides to defy the edict and go on singing. Told through journal entries and letters, this story will make you laugh and cry!
✤ Meet a virtuoso! The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. Albom’s dazzling book introduces us to guitar prodigy Frankie Presto while charting the musical landscape of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Abandoned as an infant and raised by a music teacher in wartime Spain, Frankie is sent to America in the bottom of a boat with only a guitar and six magical blue strings . . .
✤ Marvel at the power of song! Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. What can bond a group of 58 hostages when they don’t speak the same language? The power of opera! At a posh party in an unnamed South American country, a renowned soprano is set to serenade the crowd. When a ragtag band of terrorists takes over the mansion, the guests turn to their musical talents to survive.
✤ Swoon over a 19thcentury romance! A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander. Brilliant violinist Rebekah Carrington desperately wants a spot in the Nashville Philharmonic, but women are considered too frail for orchestra life. When the new maestro struggles with an unfinished symphony, can Rebekah’s insights help them both achieve their dreams?