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When the Music Stopped

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London, 1910. Twins Lester and Lillia Holdsworth are destined for the stage. Lester is a brilliant pianist; Lillia a magnificent singer. But their cruel father has other ideas for their future. Lester is sent to a military academy, while Lillia must marry Lord Dalton – a self-righteous, pompous friend of her father’s looking for a young wife to give him an heir.Yet their p London, 1910. Twins Lester and Lillia Holdsworth are destined for the stage. Lester is a brilliant pianist; Lillia a magnificent singer. But their cruel father has other ideas for their future. Lester is sent to a military academy, while Lillia must marry Lord Dalton – a self-righteous, pompous friend of her father’s looking for a young wife to give him an heir.Yet their plans to defy their father’s wishes are put on hold when war breaks out in 1914. Suddenly Lester is flying planes for the Royal Flying Corps and Lillia is using her skills as a nurse to help those wounded at home, and then abroad. For both twins, the fighting brings hardships and difficult choices. They wait in hope, like the rest of Europe, for the war to end and the music to start again.


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London, 1910. Twins Lester and Lillia Holdsworth are destined for the stage. Lester is a brilliant pianist; Lillia a magnificent singer. But their cruel father has other ideas for their future. Lester is sent to a military academy, while Lillia must marry Lord Dalton – a self-righteous, pompous friend of her father’s looking for a young wife to give him an heir.Yet their p London, 1910. Twins Lester and Lillia Holdsworth are destined for the stage. Lester is a brilliant pianist; Lillia a magnificent singer. But their cruel father has other ideas for their future. Lester is sent to a military academy, while Lillia must marry Lord Dalton – a self-righteous, pompous friend of her father’s looking for a young wife to give him an heir.Yet their plans to defy their father’s wishes are put on hold when war breaks out in 1914. Suddenly Lester is flying planes for the Royal Flying Corps and Lillia is using her skills as a nurse to help those wounded at home, and then abroad. For both twins, the fighting brings hardships and difficult choices. They wait in hope, like the rest of Europe, for the war to end and the music to start again.

30 review for When the Music Stopped

  1. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne Walton

    Dieselblackcat Woo! What a wonderful book. So sad when the boat sunk and the the plane was shot down. You wonder if they will survive the war to get back to there music. Great ending.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Excellent story

  3. 4 out of 5

    Yvonne

    I really enjoyed. It. And didn’t want to stop reading it The story lines was mixed , but you felt for the characters

  4. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    Easy to read nice plot would recommend as such.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Margie Pearson

    Yawn I was totally bored with this book. I've read many of her books and loved them , but not this one. Yawn I was totally bored with this book. I've read many of her books and loved them , but not this one.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Layla Ashby

    started this but couldn't get really started in the book, gave up. 2 stars but it was a nice story... just wasn't for me. tended to repeat itself a lot in the first few chapters. started this but couldn't get really started in the book, gave up. 2 stars but it was a nice story... just wasn't for me. tended to repeat itself a lot in the first few chapters.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Molloy

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