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Vivaldi's Lost Concerto

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Vivaldi's Lost Concerto is inspired by the 2010 discovery of a Vivaldi flute concerto in the archives of a medieval Scottish Abbey and is an historical mystery with a contemporary parallel story, intertwining romantic settings with clear eyed social realism.

Having survived a brutal prison term Fiona Sinclair, a recovering drug addict, begins the road to recovery, clinging
ebook, 260 pages
Published June 14th 2019 by Jennifer MacKenzie Dunbar
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Poppy Nwosu
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although this isn’t my usual genre, I just thoroughly enjoyed this adult fiction novel. It has a historic mystery at its heart, but is really more of a character growth journey, intersected by fascinating historical chapters about Vivaldi and a lost piece of music.

The history explored in this novel is very fascinating (one of my favourite things about historical fiction is learning about an era I don’t have much knowledge on). A lot of it is very sad, and I found the figure of Robert Kerr partic
Sonya Bates
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great story about a young woman, Fiona, who is trying to get back on her feet after a stint in prison. With no family close by and the system seeming to be against her, it is Vivaldi's music which helps ground her and allow her to discover her roots. The story is interwoven with the story of Vivaldi's lost concerto, not only how it came to be found in an Edinbourgh archive, but also how it came to be known to Fiona's family. I really enjoyed this book!
Roger Ellmooswest
This book kept me reading. The characters were well developed and the plot which combined a contemporary and historical story was cleverly written. I liked the settings in both Venice and Scotland. The author’s love of music and history was evident but not intrusive. Readers of Kate Morton and Dianne Galbaldon will enjoy this book.
Margaret Marchant
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great debut novel for an upcoming writer...
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good read, with interesting interwoven narratives that take you from present day back to the 18th century. A good example of historical fiction and a pleasure to read while on holidays.
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