The lost melody

Reviewed by:

Beth Swanson, voracious reader


The lost melody


Joanna Davidson Palitano



Publication date:





362 pages


This is a beautifully written book and that beauty helps to cover the darkness of the story. Set in 1886, Vivienne Mourdant’s father dies and she is left to care for an adult ward of her father who she does not know and really knows nothing about. The woman is a patient at Hurstwell Asylum and her portrait seems familiar to Vivienne. Yet the asylum claims this woman was never incarcerated there so Vivienne must try to discover what happened to this ward.

Vivienne’s attempts plunge her into shadows and darkeness and feeling that she is dangling between madness and sanity. But as she digs deeper, she does not feel she can trust anyone at Hurswell.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:


Christian impact:

Pray always, however His plan for your life may be different than what you have wished foe.

Also includes:

-sneak peak at author’s next book

The Lost Melody

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One Response to “The lost melody”

  1. I’m reading this right now—can’t wait to see the resolution of the story!

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