If you’ve been keeping track at home, you’re probably (hopefully!) well aware that there’s a new multi-author series of novellas coming to you in mid-April through June. A Tuscan Legacy was the brainchild of Marion Ueckermann and Autumn Macarthur and I’m delighted that they asked me to join in the fun.
Heather Gray, Alexa Verde, and I have a set of siblings who are the sons of Francesca Rossi. She moved to America, met and married, and stayed, settling in Texas, to raise her three sons. Two of the three, Nick and Piero, are twins. They ended up in the Washington, D.C. area as adults. Nick (well, it’s really Nicolo, but he gets awfully mad if you call him that), is the hero of my novella, Luna Rosa.
Nick had grand plans of making music his living. He’s an accomplished pianist and composer and dreamed of touring the world to play for audiences far and near. Until he senior recital, when he froze so completely he figures they’re probably still laughing about it. He wasn’t able to completely turn away from music, though, and now spends his days tuning pianos and teaching lessons.
Louisiana Chalfant is living the life Nick thought he’d have. She’s a professional pianist, well known in the circles who know such things, and is excited about settling for a year to be the pianist for the National Symphony. You’d think it was a match made in heaven.
Luna Rosa is book 2 of the Tuscan Legacy series. You’ll get to meet Nick and Louisiana and spend a little time in some of the fun spaces that make up Washington D.C. But without all the traffic.
Here’s the back cover:
She loves the spotlight, he prefers backstage. Can they still play love’s duet?
Nick Carter’s career as a piano tuner and teacher keeps him off-stage and allows him plenty of time to compose music he has no intention of ever publishing. Enter Louisiana Chalfant, the new symphony pianist who embodies the word diva. She’s exactly the kind of woman Nick has vowed to avoid, but when they’re cajoled into playing a duet he finds there’s more to her than he first thought.
Louisiana settles into her temporary role with the symphony in Washington, D.C., glad for the reprieve from touring professionally. She’s astonished to discover immense talent in the handsome man who keeps her piano in tune. Practicing for a duet at church gives her the perfect opportunity to get to know the real Nick.
As they play together, Nick and Louisiana develop a friendship that begins to morph into something more, but what happens when their diverging goals threaten to upstage their love?
I’ve had the privilege of reading three of the Tuscan Legacy novellas (aside from my own, of course) so far and y’all are in for a treat! These books will be only available for Kindle electronically (and will be in KU), but they’ll also be available as paperbacks.
Others are coming soon! (If you want to stay on top of it, you can follow our author page on Amazon.)