Book Reviews of Swan's Grace

Swan's Grace
Swan's Grace
Author: Linda Francis Lee
ISBN-13: 9780449002063
ISBN-10: 0449002063
Publication Date: 9/5/2000
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A charming and beautiful musician returns to her hometown to win the heart of the wealthy, powerful man she had loved as a child, in the sequel to Dove's Way
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he was the man who made the rules...while she wanted only to break them
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Grayson Hawthorne is everything blue-blooded Boston society admires-rich, ruthless, untainted by scandal. While always keeping a tight rein on his emotions, he has never forgotten Sophie Wentworth, the spirited but awkward child who captivated his youth with music and a young girl's adoration. But one night long ago, she left the city unexpectedly. Now the toast of Europe, Boston's ugly duckling is returning home with the grace of a swan.

Through provocative performances, Sophie has found great fame as a concert cellist. She hopes to keep her past and her new life separate-until she discovers that her family has bargained her away to Grayson, the lonely boy she once loved, but now a cold, forbidding man with the power to break her tattered heart. At that moment, she vows to bring Boston...and Grayson...to their knees.
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He was a man who made the rueles she wanted only to break them...
Garyson Hawthorne is everything blue-blooded Boston society admires-rich, ruthless, untainted by scandal. While aways keeping a tight tein on his emotions, he has never forgotton Sophie Wenthworth, the spirited but awkward child who captivated his youth with music and a young girl's adoration. But one night long ago, she left the city unexpectedly. Now the toast of Europe, Boston's ugly duckling is returning home with the grace of a swan.
Through provocative performance, Sophie has found great fame as a concert cellist. She hopes to keep her past her new life a secret-until she discovers that her family has bargained her way to Grayson, the lonely boy she once loved-now a cold, forbidding man with the poewr to break her heart. At the moment, she vowes to bring Boston and Grayson, to its knees.

Normally I don't care for historical romances placed in Boston area. But this was a great book to read.
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I haven't read this so here's a Publishers Weekly review:

Set in 1892 Boston, Lee's sequel to Dove's Way opens as Sophie Wentworth's father calls her home from Vienna, where she is touring as a famed cellist. Unbeknownst to Sophie, her father, desperately in need of money to support his new wife's extravagant lifestyle, has sold their home, Swan's Grace, and betrothed Sophie to her childhood friend, Grayson Hawthorne. The once warm and giving Grayson has fond memories of Sophie as the awkward young child who followed him everywhere, her cello always in tow. But now hardened and stern, Grayson is just as pleased to marry Sophie for the practical purpose that it will serve in mending the scandal that ensnared his younger brother, Matthew. Just as Sophie is surprised by Grayson's coldness, he is shocked (yet undeniably aroused) to see that she has changed from a technically brilliant musician to a flamboyant and practiced coquette. Marriage and happiness may still be possible; nevertheless, as the secrets of their past (including one they share) become palpably present, both passion and shame boil over. After a slow start, the book builds to a few surprises; however, none is sufficiently intriguing to make this sequel stand out. (Sept.)