From Amazon.com: Diana Ballantyne is purusing the virtually impossible dream of becoming a composer and concert pianist in late 19th century Vienna. She has one year to fulfill this dream before her father calls her back to England and an arranged marriage.
Desperately, she tries to find any serious teacher willing to teach a woman but her attempts meet only contempt and ridicule. Finally, fate hands her a chance when she accompanies a friend to play for her singing audition and is taken as a student by Baron Lukas von Korda. Once a brilliant concert pianist himself, he must now turn to composing due to a duelling wound that has rendered his arm useless for playing. By HallowKitty