A story of passion and peril in alternative Victorian England.
It's the late 19th century. Bold inventions usher in a new age, while genetic and cosmetic sciences reinforce an age-old class system. For the rich, immunity to disability and disease justifies their hold on power. Born disfigured, Mordecai Michaelson has employed his musical talent to rise above a life of poverty. Philomena Paulson appears no less perfect and no more talented than her upper class world requires. But she has secrets only Mordecai understands. Acceptance, trust, and a passion for music compose bonds of forbidden love between them. When chance discovery of Philomena's darkest secret threatens scandal and revolution, she's determined to save Mordecai from the gallows. But Mordecai is just as determined to keep her from social suicide, even if it costs him his life.
"... what we have here is an excellent screen play for an equally excellent film. All the necessary component parts are present: romance and love interest, beautiful music..." 5 stars! ~ Winner of Highly Recommended and Silver Awards from The Historical Fiction Company
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About the Author
Naima Haviland writes novels and short stories in which a person is confronted by evil, be it external or internal, supernatural or human. Her subject matter is often dark, but writing and sharing stories uplifts her and brings in the light. She hopes that you, dear reader, will find your creative voice in whatever medium excites you, and be uplifted. It is never too late to start. Or to start again.