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A Duet for Invisible Strings

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Heledd, leader of the first violins, has been in love with her irrepressible conductor Rosemary for years.

Shes keeping a secret that means she can never be with Rosemary, but the time they spend working and performing together is enough for her until a near miss with a speeding car forces her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew.

When the orchestra is mysteriously
Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published October 14th 2019
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Skye Kilaen
One of my new fave f/f romances, a contemporary paranormal about two older women! (45 year old Skye says THANK YOU to romance authors who write middle-aged characters!) Heledd, a violinist, has been in love with Rosemary, her conductor, for SO long. But Heledd has a secret that keeps them apart... until she's summoned home to her village in Wales where she'll have to pay a price for a deal she struck long ago. As you might imagine from the whole "secret" and "paying a price" setup, there is SO ...more

I got this book via Sapphic Book Club hosted by @sapphicliterature.

★★★★,5 || How the hell so much pinning fit into such a short story?

Ok, first of all, I don't usually relate to characters in their 40s so much but Heledd is such a mood. She legit tried to google what do you wear to meet up with friends before visiting her crush's house and then she decided she's a mess but a pridefull mess -- and, this is me. I would do that.

But, anyway, we have Heledd, in her 40s, and Rosemary, in her 50s,
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a really lovely contemporary fantasy novella, with such a perfect unfolding of its magical puzzle that the moment I finished reading it, I went straight back to the beginning and re-read it all immediately, just to savor how neatly all the hints and clues had been laid! (The first time I read it, I thought I had the fantasy element all figured out by the end of the first scene. I was wrong! And I loved it.)

The heroine, Heledd, is a seemingly rigid, uptight and intimidating 48-year-old
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This novella was so aggressively my brand, and it completely hooked me from the beginning. The depiction of the classical music world was spot-on (genuinely one of the best Ive read), and a conductor/first violinist sapphic romance??? Be still, my heart. ...more
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, this was a genuinely delightful read. I want the next 180 pages though, because this must surely be the beginning of a series! Or perhaps I'm just very keen to spend more time exploring the lives and experiences of these characters. With zero-g fireworks ballet as the art form explored in the first of the author's published novellas, and an orchestra in this novella, I'm very curious to see which art form gets explored in the next, but I really would love to see more stories around Heledd ...more
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, new, short, read-2020
I loved everything about this book, both Heledd and Rosemary just leap off the page. The setting in Wales is gorgeous, as is the Welshness woven through Heledd and the story. The music/orchestra background is also great. Highly, highly recommended.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a bonus read for the Sapphic Book Club.

This is a short, sweet little romance, with a hint of something else. I am generally not a fan of short stories, unless they are supplements to a larger storyline, because by the time Im invest in the characters it is over. But this author does a great job of creating a connection between the characters and the reader in a very short amount of time. The mystery around her past definitely kept me intrigued and I would have liked more time with the
Katherine Fabian
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a gorgeous, sweet, happy, romantic delight of a novella! Everything I could want in a charming fantasy f/f romance love, laughter, aching want, and good people trying to do right by each other in a difficult world. So lovely. Highly recommended if youre looking for a lovely f/f romance to brighten your day and leave you smiling. ...more
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to read an early version of this novella back in March, and both versions I read in one glorious sitting (both on the tube, weirdly enough*). It's gorgeously written and completely absorbing: Heledd and Rosemary felt like real, rounded people living in a world with depth and history to it. The magical elements are seeded beautifully, the orchestra setting is so well drawn, and the romance is lovely and very satisfying - romance often doesn't work for me, but this one really ...more
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, review-copy
I received this book for free through Voracious Readers Only.

A Duet for Invisible Strings by Llinos Cathryn Thomas is a short but intense novella about Heledd, a violinist who is in love with orchestra conductor Rosemary. But Heledd has a secret, and after saving Rosemary from a speeding car she has to face the fact that she has to leave the life she has built for herself.

This was a wonderful little love story. Both Heledd and Rosemary have a life centred around music, and they are dedicated to
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A sweet and charming little tale.

My only quibble is that the author never definitively stated who They are.
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Llinos Cathryn Thomas comes from North Wales and lives in London with her wife and their books. She likes dragons, spaceships and cake. She writes about pretty much those same things.

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