I was hooked by this story from the very first pages. Being a musician (and from near where this story takes place), I could hardly set this book aside. In fact, it traveled with me in the car, doctor’s offices, and anywhere else I found myself having to go. When coffee accidentally spilled on it, I almost cried! Silly, I know, but this book is in the top 10 of the ones that I have read this year!
I had never actually given any thought as to how hard it was for women to even begin playing in the orchestra during this time period. Since I have had the privilege of playing in many orchestras over the years, I have definitely taken that fact for granted. I could really relate to Rebekah Carrington wanting so badly to play on stage for an audience. There’s nothing quite like playing with an orchestra.
I grew to like the conductor, Tate Whitecomb. Tamera Alexander did an excellent job at making me have mixed feelings about him at first. However, I did come around and enjoy him eventually. I can’t spoil the end, but I wanted to do a happy dance when I read the last chapter! I was not expecting that at all and what a beautiful thing for her to weave these characters back into the final pages.
A Note Yet Unsung is a thick book, but it had to be. There is absolutely no way that she could have cut any pages out of that book. Each one was intentional and purposeful. Oh, and being a fellow member of Bible Study Fellowship, I loved that she included a “shout out” to her BSF group. As if Tamera Alexander couldn’t endear herself to my heart enough, that sent it over the top for me!
The entire Belmont Mansion series has been wonderful and I really don’t want to see this series end. If it must, though, I know that I’ll never be disappointed by any books that she decides to write. There is so much history that fills the pages of her story that I feel as thought I step back in time with the characters.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers.