Whispered Music

Whispered Music

by Rachel Van Dyken


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Whispered Music by Rachel Van Dyken

He wasn't looking for a savior...

Scarred at a young age, Dominique Maksylov, Royal Prince of Russia, has lived a reclusive life. As a musical prodigy, his music has wide reach into the world, but few ever see his face. He never ventures into polite society, but when he discovers he is the only heir to the Earldom of Hariss, he goes to one ball. And that one ball, was enough to change the direction of his life forever.

But how could he possibly have known that other person - the other half of his whole - would not only need his help but threaten his very existence?

She didn't know how hard it would be to love the broken.

Isabelle Hartwell's mother just sold her to the Beast of Russia. He's mean, temperamental, and the most virile, handsome man she has ever encountered. But he has a secret, one he's willing to die for and he refuses to let anyone in. Will she be able to reach his heart before it's too late?

Find out if love prevails in this regency retelling of how Beauty tamed the savage Beast...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502321978
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Rachel Van Dyken is the USA Today Bestselling author of regency romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandyken.com.

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Whispered Music 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
doggis More than 1 year ago
Exciting and well written. Didn't take me long to finish. Very enjoyable
dani1982 More than 1 year ago
Just like most of Rachel's characters I fell in love with Dominique and Isabelle. Dominique, a musical prodigy with a tortured past so devastating that to survive he created walls and barriers so solid no one could get through (or so he hoped). Isabelle, the younger sister of Rosalind, sold like property to the one they call the beast. On her way to captivity Isabelle asks Dominique why did he buy her he responds "Because when I saw you the music changed." With that cryptic response Isabelle is whisked off to a castle with no idea what was in store. Dominique enlists the help of his friend the "Wolf" and it is an interesting and funny journey as beauty tries to tame her beast but are the walls to thick for even Isabelle to break thru? It was an amazing read truly! I swear Rachel gets better and better with each book she writes OH and the teaser at the end for Wolf's story had me in tears begging for more! The London Fairy Tale series is a MUST READ for all that love regency OR fairy tales (or if you are like me BOTH!) Cant wait to see what else this talented writer has up her sleeve!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was thoroughly disappointed, Dominique just went on and on thru the whole book about his not being loved and about his parents. He treated Isabelle awful until the very end. No sex scenes. Definitely not a five star book, was generous to even give three stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've never read anything by Rachel Van Dyken that I didn't like. They are all must reads!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and i highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first Rachel Van Dyken book I've ever purchased, and I must admit I should have read the reviews prior to buying. The book has intresting moments, but it's not consistant and it's hard to follow the characters when transitions (such as riding on top of a horse, but the character is suddenly walking) are not clearly written. I'll give the book kudos for being different in the way of Dominque being a piano prodigy, but beware, the book begins with Isabelle and Dominque already knowing each other. There is very little written about the characters past and how they came to know each other.
Bookerinc More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I could not put down until I was done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend. Fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor tortured soul Dominique has been a tortured soul who has isolated himself from childhood; but when a beauty is threatened with danger, he takes her away to safety. Lucky for him, she can soothe his beastly soul and unlock it from it's tortured existence. Lovely story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great romance, made me laugh & cry. I read Stehan & Rosaline 's story but this one was even better. Could not put it down. Plan to read Hunter & Gwyndolyn's story next. Loved it. GJRA
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Crystal Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book I fell in love with the first book in the London Fairy Tales, which was Upon A Midnight Dream. Whispered Music is an even greater story that is expertly weaved together and I didn’t think that it would get better but I was proved wrong.  It was a great retelling of Beauty and the Beast and even better than the children’s version. Isabelle is a beautiful young woman that suddenly has her world turned upside down. One moment she is at a ball and the next she is going to be married to a perfect stranger.  Isabelle has so much love in her heart and she can’t help falling in love with the Beast, even if he does make her cry.  Dominque was never going to marry but how could he ignore the music that was in his head that told him something bad was going to happen to Isabelle? He had learned at such an early age to listen to the music.  You think the Beast is cruel and mean but that is just what he wants people to think. He had a bad childhood and never got to be a child except when he would go on his hourly rides. He makes such wonderful music. That’s the legacy that he does for his mother. He didn’t want his father to win but what he doesn’t realize is tha,t in a way, he is letting him win. Both characters have strong personalities and you really get to see how well they are made for each other. I just wish I had the ability to weave such a wonderful story to light! I love a great romance book but if the Wolf hadn’t been in this book, it wouldn’t have been so enjoyable. I loved how he would rile Dominque about Isabelle. I think that Dominque would still be hiding behind his rough exterior if it wasn’t for him and I really got caught up in this story. I went through all the feelings and felt every emotion. It takes a wonderful woman to love a Beast and be able to see through all of his cruel words to what’s underneath and in his heart.  I can’t wait to read the next story in the London Fairy Tales. I got a glimpse of the Wolf’s story and I hope that there will be even more after his story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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Go ahead im ready
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Help me find him
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Ohh there al sistrs and brotherm
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booksaresanity More than 1 year ago
My favorite retelling of Beauty and the Beast! The second book in the London Fairy Tale series, I really enjoyed Whispered Music!  We learned very little about Dominique in the previous book and I wanted to know his story and why he decided to take Isabelle.  I wanted to hate Dominique so badly, but when I learned what he had suffered through, I felt sad for him and hoped that he could change.  Isabelle was great because she didn't put up with any of his nonsense and was a complete spitfire!  I admired her courage and strength.  A wonderful addition to the series, Whispered Music is a great spin on a classic fairy tale!   I received a copy of this book for free.  This is my honest review. Rating: mild violence, sexual references, intimate scenes (within marriage)
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arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: Rachel Van Dyken Published by: Astraea Press Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Book Blog For: GMTA Series 2 Rating: 5 Review: "Whispered Music"(London Fairy Tales#2) by Rachel Van Dyken was another one of her awesome regency historical romance series. This story picks up from 'Upon A Midnight Dream...being the story of Isabeth that had been kidnapped by Russian Prince....and then this story starts and this is where I say you must pick up this read to see what this author has in store for the reader. You will find that the story is paced well with well portrayed characters that keep you reading until the end. You will find Isabelle Hartwell who was intelligent, courageous, with a big heart and then their is Dominique 'The Beast' who only thought of his music. This was like 'Beauty and the Beast' that ended up a wonderful love story loses it all but after all is said and done were able to heal once again. I really enjoyed this author's 'fairy tale character 'Hunter, The Wolf who acted as Dominique's conscience when it came to the treatment of his 'new wife.' I loved the quotes that this author used at the beginning of each chapter.......one I loved: "When you have lost your way, when the world appears as if it is crumbling around you, perhaps, just maybe, you should close your eyes. By looking outward we forget the strength that is given inward. We can only see part of the picture with our eyes open. But, when they are closed, we see as a whole. We concentrate not on what we can see, but on the faith of what we know to be true." All I am left to say is that I found "Whispered Music" a excellent read that only this author is known to put out. Would I recommend this read? YES!
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