The Virtuoso by Grace Burrowes
Updated: Mar 3
Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married
For Valentine Windham, youngest son of the Duke of Moreland, he has little interest in his father's obsession to see his sons married. As a gifted pianist he pours all his passion into his music. Devastated when he lost his musical ability, he flees to the country, alone and tormented to a small estate he had won in a card game. He discovers not only a home severely on it’s way to complete ruin, but a widow who is shut away in a small little cabin.
Ellen Markham, grieves over secrets privately while hiding herself away, looking for safety in solitude. Her curious new neighbor offers a kindred lonely soul whose desperation is matched only by his desire. But out of loneliness came friendship and together they'll wrestle the past. But as trust is built and secrets start to unfold can love find a way?
Naturally this reader wants to shake Ellen and Val both to show them what is so obvious - they need one another! However, it wouldn’t give the author time to employ the use of a plethora of secondary and wonderful cousins and friends to enliven and give meat to this story. I simply love this series involving the Windham family in all shapes and forms. And the character development of Valentine as a Virtuoso of the piano was extremely clever and fully satisfying. On the other hand, Ellen’s obnoxious relative Darius was a miserable wretch and I couldn’t wait to see him get his due!
All in all, this was a completely enjoyable tome and one I can highly recommend - as most of Grace Burrowes’ books are as well!!