Playing by Heart

Playing by Heart PDF Epub Playing By Heart Author Carmela A Martino Vinoschilenos.eu Emilia Salvini Dreams Of Marrying A Man Who Loves Music As Much As She Does But In 18th Century Milan, Her Position As Second Sister Means She Ll Likely Be Sent Off To A Convent Instead Ironically, Emilia S Pious Older Sister, Maria, Would Gladly Become A Nun But Father Won T Allow It Her Brilliant Language Skills Are Too Important To His Quest For Noble Status.Emilia S Only Hope To Avoid The Convent Is To Prove That Her Musical Talents Are As Indispensable As Maria S Skills First, Emilia Must Earn The Respect Of The Music Tutor Who Has Always Disdained Her, Simply For Being A Girl But Before Emilia Can Carry Out Her Plan, Mamma, Her Greatest Supporter, Dies In Childbirth In Her Sorrow, Emilia Composes A Heartrending Sonata That Causes The Maestro To Finally Recognize Her Talent He Begins Teaching Her Music Theory Alongside Handsome Violinist Antonio Bellini, The Great Nephew Of A Wealthy Marquis The Two Begin As Rivals, But Making Music Together Gradually Melds Their Hearts.When Antonio Abruptly Quits Their Lessons, Emilia Assumes It S Because Her Family Isn T Nobility More Determined Than Ever To Help Father Acquire A Title, She Dedicates A Set Of Compositions To Archduchess Maria Teresa The Archduchess Is So Impressed That She Helps Father Become A Count Having Finally Won Father S Favor, Emilia Expects She Ll Now Be Betrothed To Antonio But The Repercussions Of Her Family S New Status Threaten Not Only Her Dreams, But Her Sister S Very Life.

  • 3.3
  • 402
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • 1546799451
  • Playing by Heart
  • Carmela A. Martino

10 thoughts on “Playing by Heart

  1. Andrea Way says:

    ARC provided by Netgalley and Publisher.Even though this in an arc all opinions are my own This was a sweet historical romance that had me crying from the start Our main character Emilia wants to do nothingthan to fall in love and carry on with her music But as the 2nd child this is not possible and she seems to be headed to become a nun She then loses someone close and writes a piece of music that turns everyone s head and they sit and finally not...

  2. Sarah says:

    Emilia Salvini loves music Emilia doesn t want to be forced against her will to join a convent Emilia wants to impress her father Emilia tries to solve Statement B with Statement A If her father is impressed with her skills, he might want her to get married instead of making her become a nun She strives to impress her music teacher, Maestro Tomassini, who constantly berates her for being female One influential person is moved by her playing, though, Count Riccardi Count Riccardi insists t Emilia Salvini loves music Emilia doesn t want to be forced against her will to join a convent Emilia wants to impress her father Emilia tries to solve Statement B with Statement A If her father is impressed with her skills, he might want her to get married instead of making her become...

  3. Jean says:

    You know that feeling when you wake up excited to pick up the awesome book you ve been readingthen the rush of disappointment when you remember that you finished it yesterday sigh This is one of those books I m a fan of Susan Vreeland and Phillipa Gregory, and I think Playing by Heart is in the same genre The characters are vivid, likable, real the story is tantalizing in an honest and clean, innocent manner I would say this is fine for ages 12 13 and up nothing explicit despite You know that feeli...

  4. Cynthia says:

    This story is exciting, but at the same time, relaxing The setting of 18th C Milan, before Italy became a single unified country, is historically interesting, and the two talented characters who are sisters bring the period to life I eagerly looked forward to returning to the story each evening for a relaxing visit with all the characters, to find out what beautiful gowns the females would wear, which gentlemen would show them interest, what progress Emilia would make with her music, and if M This story is exciting, but at the same time, relaxing The setting of 18th C Milan, before Italy became a single unified country, is historically interesting, and the t...

  5. Barb says:

    Set in 18th century Milan, Playing by Heart is a symphony of romance and faith with an undercurrent of social commentary Will Maria and Emilia s father sacrifice their futures on the altar of his own ambitions to join the noble cla...

  6. Carolyn says:

    Playing by Heart is as lyrical as the gifted musicians that inhabit its pages Carmela Martino, in an impeccably written story, captures both the grace and refinement of 18th century Italy and the timeless dilemmas to which the modern reader can relate the pressure of familial expectations and obligations, living in the shadow of a sibling, the desire to direct one s own destiny, and love tested by time, distance, parental resistance, and class.Gifted at both performance and composing, young E Playing by Heart is as lyrical as the gifted musicians that inhabit its pages Carmela Martino, in an impeccably written story, captures both the grace and refinement of 18th century Italy and the timeless dilemmas to which the modern reader can relate the pressure of familial expectations and obligations, living in the shadow of a sibling, the desire to direct one s own destiny, and love tested by time, distance, parental resistance, and class.Gifted at both performance and composin...

  7. Theresa Linden says:

    Filled with beautiful scenes and heart wrenching moments, PLAYING BY HEART by Carmela Martino is an absorbing story of perseverance, the pursuit of excellence, and of sacrificial love This story shows the dreams and trials of two talented sisters Emilia excels in music But her father s and the maestro s attitudes lead her to feel inadequate So she finds herself envious of the praise and attention given to her older sister Maria, the older sister, is humble and faith filled And while she lo Filled with beautiful scenes and heart wrenching moments, PLAYING BY HEART by Carmela Martino is an absorbing story of perseverance, the pursuit of excellence, and of sacrificial love This story shows the dreams and trials of two talented sisters Emilia excels in music But her father s and the maestro s attitudes lead her to feel inadequate So she finds herself envious of the praise and attention given to her older sister Maria, the older sister, is humble and faith filled And while she loves studying languages and philosophy, she longs to enter religious life and serve the poor But this is an age where the father chooses the vocation of his children Emilia and Maria s father, driven to gain the title and status of a nobleman, makes choices that move him closer to his goals but farther from theirs The cha...

  8. Don Mulcare says:

    Playing by Heart, by Carmela MartinoEmilia Salvini, her mother, and sister Maria speak through a curtain with Zia Delia, the girls aunt, and a cloistered nun Delia s parents send her to the convent against her will because they lack money for her dowry Emilia, Maria, and their two younger sisters realize that their family can only afford two dowries Two daughters would be sent to the convent The others would marry a man of their father s choosing often a widower whose first wife died in chi Playing by Heart, by Carmela MartinoEmilia Salvini, her mother, and sister Maria speak through a curtain with Zia Delia, the girls aunt, and a cloistered nun Delia s parents send her to the convent against her will because they lack money for her dowry Emilia, Maria, and their two younger sisters realize that their family can only afford two dowries Two daughters would be sent to the convent The others would marry a man of their father s choosing often a widower whose first wife died in childbirth leaving children for his new wife to mother, a man who may be three times her age he with children as old as his new bride.Nevertheless, Playing by Heart is a young adult romance because Carmela Martino writes with heart, capturing her readers in a web of passion, sorrow, longing, and desperation She serves a full course cultural experience touching on the plight of women in the eighteenth century, the class system, social climbing, and family structu...

  9. Corinna Turner says:

    This was a really lovely historical romance for teen readers and indeed, I think adults would enjoy it as well The characters were nicely drawn, and realistic, and the plot worked well Faith was present in the characters lives and actions, without being preachy or in your face yey.One of the things I most enjoyed was how vividly and convincingly Martino drew the historical period I especially appreciated the lack of the politically correct anachronisms that you find shoe horned into so This was a really lovely historical romance for teen readers and...

  10. Dawning Moon says:

    Well, this was a surprise I never thought I will be able to love historical romances again, or even think of it as anything remotely touching But this was the right one for me.I mean, Emilia wants to be married and not bound to a convent She wantsthan some Tom, Dick or Harry And she is willing to go ways for it, to ensure that she has a stable place in life and nothing to worry about.What made me really care about her is her willingness and flaws...

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