Two things stand in the way of Madison Cross realizing her dream of studying music performance and composition at a prestigious college:
1) Her parents, who don't understand or get her, and want her to attend a community college and settle on a career that will actually support her one day; and
2) A private instructor.
No music school is going to take her seriously with only middle and high school instruction, but she has never been given the opportunity for private instructions (see #1 above). Her one shot is convincing Mrs. Dosek, a well-respected pianist who teaches for free, but the woman won't return an email, let alone talk to her.
When Madison discovers a pink box of letters hidden in her parents' attic, she's consumed with wanting to know more about the woman who wrote them. Through reading the heartbreaking letters, Madison comes to learn more than she ever dreamed of about herself, but now she has to face her biggest fear, and it has nothing to do with college. She must learn where she came from in order to find out where she's going.
About the Author
Jane Charles has lived in the Midwest her entire life. As a child she would more likely be found outside with a baseball than a book in her hand. In fact, Jane hated reading until she was sixteen. Out of boredom on a long road trip she borrowed her older sister’s historical romance and fell in love with reading. She long ago lost count of how many fiction novels she has read over the years and her love for them never died. Along with romance she has a passion for history and the two soon combined when she penned her first historical romance. What turned into a hobby became a passion, which has been fully supported by her husband, three children and three cats.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a great wrap-up to Kelsey and Alex's story begun in Rattled and Still Rattled. This is set about 10 years after Still Rattled. Maddy is trying to make sure she can have a professional music career someday, and all she wants are private lessons from Mrs. Dosek. Her mother won't even consider it, and Mrs. Dosek seems to be avoiding her. By chance, she finds a pink box full of letters that begins to explain more about her life than her parents have ever told her. This was an emotional wrap-up to the series, and I'm glad we got to see this ending for all the characters involved.