Customer Reviews for

Musician's Daughter

Average Rating 4.5
( 39 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(26)

4 Star

(6)

3 Star

(4)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Joan Stradling for TeensReadToo.com

Christmas Eve is supposed to be a happy time, but Theresa will remember it as the night her father was murdered and his violin stolen.

A musician in her own right, Theresa is drawn into her father's world and is determined to discover the truth about his death.

He...
Christmas Eve is supposed to be a happy time, but Theresa will remember it as the night her father was murdered and his violin stolen.

A musician in her own right, Theresa is drawn into her father's world and is determined to discover the truth about his death.

Her search uncovers secrets about her father and the musician's world; secrets that lead her into dangerous circles. She isn't sure who she can trust as her investigation brings her into the complex but glamorous court of Prince Nicholas Esterhazy.

Dunlap weaves historical figures like Franz Joseph Haydn, Mozart, and others into this fictional tale with ease. Her prose sang me into eighteenth-century Vienna and into Theresa's life with a musical journey I'll never forget.

THE MUSICIAN'S DAUGHTER strikes a chord in the reader's heart and holds it to the end.

posted by TeensReadToo on May 22, 2009

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Ew

I hated this book. It ranted on and on a lot instead of digging deeper. It had its moments but they dissapeared quickly. Dont read it. Boring alert!!!! Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ew

posted by Anonymous on April 30, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 6 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted March 27, 2012

    If history is one of your passions, then this book is a must-rea

    If history is one of your passions, then this book is a must-read. The novel portrays the racial tension that constantly plagued the country of Austria and Hungary. The heroine of the story at first, falls into the stereotypical racism against her later-to-be gypsy friends, being scared and scorning them. Yet as her mission gradually exposes her to the world, she realizes that different skin tones do not mean anything. She learns that it is the color of one's heart that differentiates a "good" person from a "bad" person. Like all of us, maturing children, the heroine goes through stages in the novel that forces her to open her eyes and sort out her priorities. One particular aspect of the novel that I truly enjoyed reading was the unbreakable bond of family. The heroine epitomizes the ideal sister who would do anything for her mother and brother; a trait that is diminishing in today's society. The only factor I didn't like was the fact that at times, the heroine degraded herself, saving that she couldn't do anything in the predicament. Utter cow dung, if you ask me. Even if the sky falls down, there is always a way out, one just has to keep his or her eyes open for it. Also, I would have loved it if Dunlap allowed more romance among her characters but again, that's just me. I highly recommend giving this book I try.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 17, 2009

    Graceful and Sophisticated

    In The Musician's Daughter, Susanne Dunlap executes several difficult feats with grace and sophistication. She tells an intricate, thrilling story in language young readers can understand and follow; she portrays a strong, independent young woman who does not seem at all anachronistic in this time period; and she confronts issues of gender and social class without sounding preachy. This book is a great read, and the ending made me cry.<BR/><BR/>My fourteen-year-old son, who doesn't usually like "girl stuff," was entranced, as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Omg

    I just bough this book and im in love with it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Amazing

    Overall my favorite book! The history is true and unbeliveable writen!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1