Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Historical Fiction Virtual Tours Book Review: Mozart's Wife

Tour Hashtag: #JulietWaldronBlogTour 

Mozart’s Wife

Publication Date: January 11, 2014
Books We Love, Ltd.
Formats: eBook, Paperback

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Winner of the First Independent E-Book Award for Fiction Seventh Annual Virginia Festival of the Book
She Married the World’s First Superstar.
Mozart’s wife aroused strong feelings among her contemporaries. Her in-laws loathed her. Mozart’s friends, more than forty years after his death, remained eager to gossip about her “failures” as wife to the world’s first superstar. Maturing from child to wife to hard-headed widow, Konstanze paid her husband’s debts, provided for their children, and relentlessly marketed and mythologized Mozart. The composer’s letters attest to his affection for Konstanze as well as to their powerful sexual bond. Still, the question remains: Why did she never mark his grave?

Review: Nightingale was the first book by Juliette Waldron that I read, and I'm glad I did, because she brings her characters to life so well.

In Nightingale we caught a glimpse of Mozart, now we have a full book! This one feature's his wife and is told from her point of view. I absolutely devoured this book. 

Konstanze is quite a character and this book really made me want to learn more about Mozart. I found myself googling him more and more throughout the book. He was really quite the character, a rock star of his time.  He was a regular ladies man and he was terrible with his money. 

Their relationship was full of trials and tribulations, but whose marriage isn't? But that is what brought both characters to life for the reader.  You also so Mozart as a man. A man who loved his music but who loved women just as much. And you saw how that changed his marriage.

I felt sorry for Konstanze. She had all that to deal with and she had several children, nearly dying in childbirth more than once, and with most of her children dying in their childhood.

This is a fantastic book about Mozart and his family.

If you haven't read any of Juliet's books, this is a great one to start with.

Rating: 5 flowers

To read my review of Nightingale click here

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Kathy Fischer-Brown said...

What a great review of a fantastic book!

Unknown said...

A well-deserved review. Always nice to see a fellow author get the recognition they deserve.

BTW, the requirements for entering the contest require more time than I want to spend, but I always appreciate someone trying to increase their visibility.

Margaret Tanner said...

Wonderful review. Well deserved.

Ann Herrick said...

Great review for a terrific-sounding book!

Sydell Voeller said...

5 Flowers! A outstanding review!

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