Friday, July 12, 2013

A few lines from NIGHTINGALE, by Juliet Waldon

by Juliet Waldron - from Books We Love Ltd

What the book is about:
Count Maximilian discovers Klara in a Nightingale Cage, an orphanage for the abandoned children of musicians. He educates her, fosters her remarkable vocal talent and initiates her into the art of love, creating the perfect mistress. The Count controls every aspect of Klara's life, until fate, in the form of handsome Akos Almassy, takes a hand. The tall, dark Magyar violinist can make beautiful music and healing potions, too, but can he rescue Klara from the Count--and live?

A few lines:

"By the Blessed Mother, I shall not be your slave forever. I swear it!"

Max stopped at the door, one powerful hand resting on the high latch, gazing back at her.

"The day will come when I shall relinquish you to whatever fate devises," he replied evenly, as if this, too, was an outcome he would control. "But, Klara, haven't your teachers explained that words should be chosen precisely? You are not my slave. A more perfect metaphor would be that of a little brown nightingale kept in a fine and luxurious cage for her own good."

"Your pet!"

"My sweet, sweet songbird." Tenderness, for the first time in this encounter, entered his voice. "My beautiful and wonderfully talented Nightingale."

As she began to weep, he'd said, "Now listen to me, Maria Klara and listen well! I charge you to always remember, I am the one who holds the key to your cage."

Also by Juliet Waldron from Books We Love, "Mozart's Wife" and the companion novel, "My Mozart," both set in the fast and loose theatrical world of 18th Century Vienna.

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Check back next week for a few lines from author Kat Attalla.

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