Strings: A Love Story
The Merino Rose. Ted Spencer has a hard enough time believing the celebrated violin really exists. To find it sitting on his coffee table is nothing short of incredible. The stuff of legend, the exquisite Guarnerius has been missing for centuries.
But even though the renowned instrument is a violin lover's dream come true, it holds only heartache for Ted. The value of the...more
Strings A Love Story is definitely a love story. Fairly slow paced, and spanning over decades, I enjoyed it very much, which almost surprised me.
Most of the action in Strings was shared with the readers through flashbacks that spanned over decades, from when Ted and Olivia were in high school. And while they always appreciated each other, their timing always sucked. When one of them was free, the other was with someon ...more
I really had big hopes when i read the blurb, but when i started it i could'nt like/connect any of the characters. I found Ted needy and hopelessly romantic and not in a good way and Olivia was sort of odd? she came and went like a jojo. That is over the whole book they come and go, get together, then don't, marrries others, get together with others...and dont.. and i never saw much character devolopment in any of them. I liked the part about the violin and some of the start, around 20 ...more
I hadn’t read a romance novel for a long time and when I saw this book on NetGalley I instantly requested for it because of its cover and the synopsis looked good too. But I have to say I was little disappointed. The story could have been turned out better.
The main protagonists of the story are Ted Spencer and Olivia de la Vega. The story follows their lives over decades of time, narrated by Ted. Ted is a violinist and wants to pursue his career in this. H ...more
The story follows the lives of Ted and Olivia over the time. The story is narrated by Ted, which I found great because most of the books I read are from a woman perpective.
They met in Ted's senior year in the 1960's. Their lives are completely different from each other: Ted comes from money and Olivia is the cleaning lady's daughter. They waanted to spend their lives together but their plans changed due to issues with family a ...more
I was provided a Reviewer Copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This story was told by Ted. He tells it to us through his memories as he thinks back about THE girl he met in high school, Olivia and all that happened with her and without her since.
This story was enjoyable. The characters were ok though I didn’t truly connect with them. I enjoyed how the story was told but I found it incredibly sad. I usually read romance like science fiction to fill my romantic side witho ...more
The story follows the lives of Ted Spencer and Olivia de la Vega over decades of time. The story is narrated by Ted, which I have to say was a nice change of pace from a lot of the stories I read which are usually narrated by the woman. It was great to get a better feel for the ...more
One can state that they prefer to read a specific genre of book or a particular author. I would likely be correct to assume that is how a larger percentage of general readership will choose which publication to attach their attention t ...more
I had a wonderful few days reading this book. I loved it. To start with, it was a good size to handle and not too long. I liked the ...more
But I really did enjoy this! I was surprised at how much, honestly. I was very compelled by this story, and I found the whole thing overall satisfying. Again, I know next to nothing about this genre, but I still quite enjoyed it ...more
I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
It is written in first person as Ted. It is a love story/romance, but at the same time an imperfect novel with an imperfect ending.
The novel itself was written well and was a fast- paced read, however was kind of sad for my specific taste.
Overall, still a great read.
Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this boom in return for an honest review.
Wonderfully written, I couldn't put it down.
I’ve never watched The Red Violin but from what I’ve heard about it, this book fits right in with that sort of story.
This book was a shining jewel. I really thought it was the perfect stor ...more
The reason I chose to read this book is because of the movie, "The Red Violin." I enjoyed that moving and this story, with it's love story, seemed interesting. It is interesting. However, I would get confused with the narrator's (Teddy actually) perspective, the way there was no pause between memory and the present. I'd be in the middle of a paragraph before I realized he was either in a memory or currently talking about the present. I got di ...more
“Strings: A Love Story” by Megan Edwards is a beautiful love story that will absolutely melt the hearts of romance novel devotees.
Ted and Olivia have been in love since they first met each other in high school, where Ted was cast as Lancelot and Olivia as Guenevere in the school’s production of Camelot. Surely a sign they are meant to be together, right? But fate interferes from the beginning as life gets in the way. Ted becomes a respected violinis ...more
Life happens and while the majority of the book focuses on Ted's life (which makes sense since he is the narrator of the book), you get g ...more
No matter how much practise goes into a performance, there will always be a mechanical element which leaves the listener cold & unengaged unless the musician is playing from the heart.
I was glad that Ted chose his love of music over familial expectations for his life's course, & that his successful c ...more
Having such strength, discipline, and heart to go on despite knowing they were more than just school mates and growing friends, they overcome obstacles for 19 years and came together again.
Now there is another Teddie in the picture but she is someone Ted would leave everything to! This is a great book showing how hard it was to make it without ...more