Temptation Rag: A Novel

Temptation Rag: A Novel

by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

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Overview

Temptation Rag: A Novel by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard

A Secret That Must Be Kept . . . At Any Cost

Seventeen-year-old May Convery, unhappy with her privileged life in turn-of-the-century New York City, dreams of becoming a poet. When she meets the talented young Mike Bernard, an aspiring concert pianist, she immediately falls in love. But after their secret liaison is discovered, neither is prepared for the far-reaching consequences that will haunt them for decades. As Mike abandons serious music to ruthlessly defend his hard-won title, Ragtime King of the World, May struggles to find her voice as an artist and a woman. It is not until years after their youthful romance, when they cross paths again, that they must finally confront the truth about themselves and each other. But is it too late? The world of ragtime is the backdrop for a remarkable story about the price of freedom, the longing for immortality, and the human need to find forgiveness. From vaudeville’s greatest stars to the geniuses of early African American musical theater, an unforgettable cast of real-life characters populates this richly fictionalized historical saga.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998440644
Publisher: Belle Epoque Publishing
Publication date: 12/03/2018
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

A writer and musician, Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard lives in Arizona with her husband, Bob, and their black Lab, Pearly Mae. Her historical fiction has been recognized by the Eric Hoffer Book Award (2018, Fiction Finalist), the Arizona Literary Awards (2017, Honorable Mention, Published Fiction), and the Book Readers Appreciation Group (Medallion Honoree).

Table of Contents

Act I; Act II; Act III; Act IV; Author's Note; Acknowledgments; Reading Group Guide: About the Author