LET IT BE ME
Noble’s latest enchants with a tale that touches readers on many levels. The growth of her characters, the romantic setting and the addition of music to her deliciously passionate world demonstrates why Noble is a fan favorite. For those seeking a wonderful, meaningful love story, Let It Be Me is it.
Always in the shadow of her beautiful sister, Bridget holds tight to her dream of studying under revered Venetian composer Vincenzo Carpenini. When a tree crashes into her home she goes to Italy, where she meets Oliver Merrick, who has been writing to her under the guise of Carpenini. Normally Carpenini wouldn’t take Bridget as a student, but he’s put his career and Oliver’s on the line with a wager against the Austrian composer Klein — his student against Klein’s. Oliver senses Bridget’s stage fright and, as she falls under Venice’s spell, he falls in love with her. The slow simmering desire between them frees Bridget’s passion for life, love and music. But will a sudden betrayal tear Bridget and Oliver apart? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 310 pp., $7.99)