Thursday, November 10, 2022

"The Lost Melody" by Joanna Davidson Politano

 About the Book

When concert pianist Vivienne Mourdant's father dies, he leaves to her the care of an adult ward she knew nothing about. The woman is supposedly a patient at Hurstwell Asylum. The woman's portrait is shockingly familiar to Vivienne, so when the asylum claims she was never a patient there, Vivienne is compelled to discover what happened to the figure she remembers from childhood dreams.

The longer she lingers in the deep shadows and forgotten towers at Hurstwell, the fuzzier the line between sanity and madness becomes. She hears music no one else does, receives strange missives with rose petals between the pages, and untangles far more than is safe for her to know. But can she uncover the truth about the mysterious woman she seeks? And is there anyone at Hurstwell she can trust with her suspicions?

My Thoughts

I have enjoyed the previous books I've read by Joanna Davidson Politano, so was eager to read The Lost Melody. I found the book to be well written and I absolutely did not want to put it down. Who needs to eat or sleep, right? There is such hopelessness in the asylum but also moments of sunshine. The author captured the feel of the asylum really well. I liked the biblical faith thread. I found the characters to be realistic and well thought out. I loved the cameo appearance of some characters from "Midnight Dance". I look forward to reading more books by Joanna Davidson Politano.

About the Author

Joanna Davidson Politano is the award-winning author of Lady Jayne DisappearsA Rumored FortuneFinding Lady EnderlyThe Love Note, and A Midnight Dance. She loves tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives and is eager to hear anyone's story. She lives with her husband and their children in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan. You can find her online at

"The Lost Melody" is available in paperback:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Revell (October 4, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0800736915
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0800736910
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.96 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09V6PKVN5
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Revell (October 4, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 4, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 10163 KB

I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

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