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A Melody in Silver   By: (1876-1941)

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A Melody in Silver by Keene Abbott is a mesmerizing tale that effortlessly combines elements of mystery, romance, and historical fiction. From the very first page, the author's enchanting prose transports readers to a bygone era, immersing them in the rich tapestry of 19th-century England.

The story follows the journey of the vivacious and strong-willed protagonist, Lady Amelia Harrington. With a passion for music and a longing for freedom, Amelia's life takes an unexpected turn when she becomes entangled in a web of secrets surrounding a mysterious silver locket. As she delves deeper into the locket's origins, Amelia discovers a hidden family legacy that connects her to a renowned composer from the past.

Abbott's masterful storytelling keeps the reader intrigued from start to finish. The meticulous attention to historical detail breathes life into the narrative, effortlessly transporting us to a time where societal expectations and rigid conventions governed the lives of aristocratic women. Moreover, the author expertly weaves themes of female empowerment and the pursuit of dreams, solidifying Amelia as a remarkable and relatable heroine.

The characters in A Melody in Silver are beautifully drawn and their development throughout the story is truly captivating. Amelia's fiery spirit and determination shine through every chapter, and her interactions with the enigmatic and brooding composer, Jonathan Sinclair, create a palpable chemistry that resonates with readers on a deeply emotional level. Supporting characters, such as Lady Beatrice, provide additional layers to the plot, showcasing the complex dynamics of relationships within the aristocracy.

Additionally, Abbott's ability to seamlessly intertwine suspense and intrigue within the narrative heightens the overall reading experience. The mysterious silver locket serves as a catalyst for Amelia's quest for truth, and the gradual unravelling of secrets keeps one eagerly flipping the pages, desperate to uncover the full extent of the enigma.

Despite being a work of fiction, A Melody in Silver manages to evoke strong emotions and provoke introspection. It explores themes of sacrifice, ambition, and the pursuit of artistic expression, leaving the reader pondering the timeless question of what truly matters in life. Abbott's evocative descriptions of music and its transformative power also prove to be a delightful treat for the senses.

In conclusion, A Melody in Silver is a captivating tale that effortlessly blends historical accuracy, intrigue, and romance. Keene Abbott's skillful storytelling and well-rounded characters create an immersive reading experience that will leave fans of the genre thoroughly satisfied. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking an engaging literary journey that will transport them to a different time and leave a lasting impression.

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A MELODY IN SILVER

By KEENE ABBOTT

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge 1911

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY KEENE ABBOTT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published April 1911

CONTENTS

I. THE LOST CAUSE 1

II. RUE AND ROSEMARY 14

III. THE WORLD'S END 20

IV. DEAD SEA FRUIT 30

V. THE MUG OF WOE 43

VI. "FAV VER" 52

VII. AS A FOUNTAIN IN THE DESERT 66

VIII. THE GONE AWAY LADY 75

IX. THE CRIME OF DAVID 86

X. THE NIP OF GUILT 97

XI. APOTHEOSIS 104

XII. LIGHT 113

XIII. THE SUBSTITUTE 125

XIV. SKY BLOSSOMS 142

A MELODY IN SILVER

CHAPTER I

THE LOST CAUSE

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