Richard Gaspar has no heart. It stopped beating when he was seventeen...
Richard began playing the violin at age four with perfect pitch and a flawless memory, yet at thirteen his only friend is an old black metronome. Then eleven-year-old Michelle Ross stumbles into his life and changes everything. She teaches him all there is to know about friendship, and later how to love.
This is their story of innocence and love, hope and tragedy.
Could there be a reclusive craftsman somewhere who holds all the secrets of the old masters? Can the music of a master violin really mend a broken heart?
Enter a world of dreams and passion. Where fantasy becomes real, and the secrets are only a page turn away.
Enter the world of the Master Luthier...
A perfect fantasy for the romantic, and the serious musician.
Kevin Lee Luthier was born in Renton Washington and spent the first few years of his life playing on the shores of Puget Sound and among the evergreens. While on his way to becoming a concert violinist, Kevin traded his full-time sponsor, two Stradivari’s and the finest teachers for his beautiful wife, Sheryl, and later three children.
He began carving violins in his grandfather’s cabinet shop and in 1999 became recognized as the highest appraised Master Luthier in over 250 years. He now enjoys performing passionate music on his own master creations and loves bringing the legends of music and master violins back to life with his books.