Monday, April 29, 2013
Review:Simple Gifts by Anastasia Vitsky
Music. Without the love of her life, how can Leila learn to live again?
Professional violinist Leila Feran is accustomed to fame as the youngest and first female concertmaster of the Philharmonic Symphony. Driven to achieve ever-increasing heights, she injures her wrist so badly that she may no longer be able to play. While she recovers, she moves in with her childhood best friend, a pianist and beloved orchestra teacher in a small town.
Carene welcomes Leila with open arms and only one condition: no divas allowed. And if Leila can’t follow the house rules, she might find herself over Carene’s knee…or worse. In between arguments over physical therapy and house rules, Carene’s zero-tolerance policy regarding divas results in some old-fashioned discipline that changes into something more.
Will Leila and Carene's new feelings for each other blossom into something wonderful? Or will Leila lose not just a potential soul mate, but also her friend?
I received this book from the author to give an honest review.
I have read other books from this author and I enjoy those books, but this one she has greatly improved on so many levels. The characters are mature and likeable. The storyline goes together perfectly!
Leila was and still is a concertmaster of the Philharmonic Symphony, but she ended up hurting herself and so has now come to live with her close and best friend Carene.
While in Carene's care she has also taken on students that want to play the violin. Leila seems to not want to follow the doctors or Carene orders to help her get better. Which in turn she has to have some form of punishment! But with this punishment she finds she actually likes it and she finds a soft love for Carene. At times Lelia acts like a teenager with her non-listening ways, but it was not annoying like a teenager would be. Carene plays the part of a caring friend with feelings that arise later on, rather than someone forceful and mean which I really liked.
The story comes together perfectly! And you understand everything that was going on.
My Rating: 5 wine glasses
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