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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Joanna Davidson Politano

by Joanna Davidson Politano

The Author Weaves a Spellbinding Tale of Music and Mystery

The Lost Melody tells the story of concert pianist Vivienne Mourdant, who upon the death of her father was tasked with taking care of an adult ward she knew nothing about. When Vivienne enters the Hurstwell Asylum as an aide to find the mysterious ward, the asylum claims she was never a patient there. Because her father has paid for this woman’s keep for many years, and because Vivienne herself recognizes the woman’s portrait, she cannot keep from searching out the truth. She’s seen this woman and heard the haunting lost melody she plays on the piano, yet no one seems to know her or what became of her. At what soon becomes the price of her freedom, Vivienne discovers more than she ever imagined she would, pairing her skill in music with a place deeply in need of healing.

“I hope readers get a sense of freedom within the constraints of circumstances. At some point we all find ourselves mired in a place we don’t want to be, trapped by someone else’s choices or by unforeseen events. We fight it, complain about it, then something happens, and we settle into the season and maybe even realize this interruption was the point all along. That our purpose and mission are found right in the midst of the place we never wanted to be. Or at the very least, that we can have a great deal of freedom within that difficulty. What freedom is available to God’s people, especially within their heart, no matter what’s going on around them.”

Joanna Davidson Politano is the award-winning author of Lady Jayne Disappears, A Rumored Fortune, Finding Lady Enderly, The Love Note, and A Midnight Dance. She loves tales that capture the colorful, exquisite details in ordinary lives and is eager to hear anyone’s story. She lives with her husband and their children in a house in the woods near Lake Michigan.

Book Link: The Lost Melody



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