Amadeus meets Little Women in this irresistibly delightful historical novel by award-winning author Stephanie Cowell. The year is 1777 and the four Weber sisters, daughters of a musical family, share a crowded, artistic life in a ramshackle house. While their father scrapes by as a music copyist and their mother secretly draws up a list of prospective suitors in the kitchen, the sisters struggle with their futures, both marital and musical-until twenty-one-year-old Wolfgang Mozart walks into their lives. Bringing eighteenth-century Europe to life with unforgiving winters, yawning princes, scheming parents, and the enduring passions of young talent, Stephanie Cowell's richly textured tale captures a remarkable historical figure-and the four young women who engage his passion, his music, and his heart.
Stephanie Cowell is the author of
Nicholas Cooke: Actor, Soldier, Physician, Priest;
The Physician of London (American Book Award 1996), and
The Players: A Novel of the Young Shakespeare. She is also the author of
Marrying Mozart, which was translated into seven languages and has been optioned for a movie. Visit her at stephaniecowell.com and everydaylivesfrenchimpressionists.blogspot.com.