Rock Fiction Coveting: Sonata for a Scoundrel by Anthea Lawson

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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People who know me well know I love a good romance. My inner circle knows how giddy I get when I get to work on an edit from one of my romance writers.

But when music and period romance collide… it may not be rock and roll and electric guitars, but I’m there anyway. I love a good symphonic performance; so much of really good music is built on the conventions of classical music. Go study it and you’ll see what I mean.

So this book is called Sonata for a Scoundrel. It’s about a woman composer who, of course, has to hide her identity — this is the 1830s, after all — and the musician who absolutely must have her music.

It’s a romance, so we all know the conventions: the mistaken identity, the hiding of the woman’s talent, the discovery, the feeling of betrayal over the mistaken identity, the happily ever after… That’s not why we read romances, people! It’s for the hope they entail: that Clara will make a living doing what she loves. That she will be a victor even though she insists on making life conform to her, instead of the other way around. That she will find happiness with a man who will allow her to continue to her her best self.

Yeah, I’m swooning. Didn’t you know I go to great lengths to hide my romantic side?

Sonata for a Scoundrel. I’m totally coveting.

  1. […] We’ve mentioned Anthea Lawson around here before. She writes historical romance that has a musical bent, leading to the question if she writes Regency Rock Fiction or not. […]

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