“A Note Yet Unsung” by Tamera Alexander

Jul 3, 2017 by

Welcome back to Rachel’s Back Talk! I’m so glad you could join me again. Today I am reviewing Tamera Alexander’s newest release, A Note Yet Unsung.

As is my custom, if I could ask Tamera one question about A Note Yet Unsung it would be — “What drew you to writing about classical music?” And if you want to know why I asked that question, I guess you’ll just have to read the book to find out!


And without further ado, onto Rachel’s Back Talk!

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From the Back Cover:

A master violinist trained in Vienna, Rebekah Carrington manages to wheedle her way into an audition with the maestro at the newly-formed Nashville Philharmonic. But women are “far too fragile and frail” for the rigors of an orchestra, and Rebekah’s hopes are swiftly dashed because the conductor–determined to leave his mark on the world of classical music–bows to public opinion. To make matters worse, Adelicia Acklen Cheatham, mistress of Belmont Mansion and Rebekah’s new employer, agrees with him.

Nationally acclaimed conductor Nathaniel Tate Whitcomb is Nashville’s new 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 opera hall. But far more pressing, he must finish it for the one who first inspired his love of music–his father, who is dying. As Tate’s ailment worsens, he believes Rebekah can help him finish his symphony. But how do you win back a woman’s trust when you’ve robbed her of her dream?


Rachel’s Back Talk: 

5 – award winning covers

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What a fun story! And so full of a rich historical perspective! I love how Tamera wrote about the time period after the Civil War and addressed the different perspective of the people in Nashville.

Rebekah was such a fun character! I loved her determination to follow her dream no matter what the cost. She wasn’t willing to let anyone tell her she couldn’t do something. But Rebekah’s personality also drew me in. Her relationship with her mother was one filled with love and also pensiveness, as her relationship with her stepfather was anything but on good terms. As Rebekah spent time with Tate, she realized the value of family and spent time to repair a lost relationship with her mother.

Tate had so many different angles to his character! In the beginning of the book, I didn’t like Tate at all — but then, Tate started to become vulnerable, and I grew to respect him more and more. Tate was also following a dream, yet he was stuck with writer’s block. His inspiration ended up coming from the girl who he wouldn’t let follow her dream. I loved how Tate and Rebekah worked together and the carefree relationship that they shared!


Other books by Tamera I will read next:

To Wager Her Heart

Christmas at Carnton: A Novella

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