THE ARCHITECT OF SONG (Haunted Hearts Legacy #1) by A.G. Howard-Review, Book Tour & Giveaway
THE ARCHITECT OF SONG
Haunted Hearts Legacy #1
by A.G. Howard
Genre: new adult, gothic, Victorian, paranormal romance
Release Date: August 15, 2016
ABOUT THE BOOK : Release Date August 15, 2016
A lady imprisoned by deafness, an architect imprisoned by his past, and a ghost imprisoned within the petals of a flower – intertwine in this love story that transcends life and death.
For most of her life, nineteen-year-old Juliet Emerline has subsisted – isolated by deafness – making hats in the solitude of her home. Now, she’s at risk to lose her sanctuary to Lord Nicolas Thornton, a twenty-seven-year-old mysterious and eccentric architect with designs on her humble estate. When she secretly witnesses him raging beside a grave, Juliet investigates, finding the name “Hawk” on the headstone and an unusual flower at the base. The moment Juliet touches the petals, a young English nobleman appears in ghostly form, singing a song only her deaf ears can hear. The ghost remembers nothing of his identity or death, other than the one name that haunts his afterlife: Thornton.
To avenge her ghostly companion and save her estate, Juliet pushes aside her fear of society and travels to Lord Thornton’s secluded holiday resort, posing as a hat maker in one of his boutiques. There, she finds herself questioning who to trust: the architect of flesh and bones who can relate to her through romantic gestures, heartfelt notes, and sensual touches … or the specter who serenades her with beautiful songs and ardent words, touching her mind and soul like no other man ever can. As sinister truths behind Lord Thornton’s interest in her estate and his tie to Hawk come to light, Juliet is lured into a web of secrets. But it’s too late for escape, and the tragic love taking seed in her heart will alter her silent world forever.
International and NYT bestselling author, A.G. Howard, brings her darkly magical and visual/visceral storytelling to Victorian England. The Architect of Song is the first installment in her lush and romantic Haunted Hearts Legacy series, a four book gothic saga following the generations of one family as – haunted by both literal and figurative ghosts – they search for self-acceptance, love, and happiness.
REVIEW: THE ARCHITECT OF SONG is the first installment in A.G. Howard’s new adult, Haunted Hearts romantic, Victorian era historical gothic, fantasy series.
Told from first person point of view (Juliet Emerline) THE ARCHITECT OF SONG follows nineteen year old Juliet, a young deaf woman, as she endeavors to uncover the truth. Following the death of her mother, our heroine witnesses a tragic scene between a man she will come to know as twenty seven year old recluse and architect Lord Nicolas Thornton who rages at a grave marked with the name ‘Hawk’. An unusual flower, at the base of the headstone, catches her eye, and as an amateur gardener, our heroine ‘steals’ the flower for herself. What ensues is a fantasy story line that traverses between the hereafter and earth, wherein the ghost of ‘Hawk’ becomes visible to anyone who touches the petals of the flower. Juliet and Hawk embark on a journey of research and discovery as Hawk searches for the truth about his early demise; his connection to Lord Nicolas Thornton-a man who has offered Juliet a different future, and Juliet’s struggle with her building love for two men- one who is no longer flesh and blood but has the ability to sing like an angel, and one whose secrets could destroy her heart.
THE ARCHITECT OF SONG is a fascinating story; a colorful, energetic, and sensual look at three people connected by the past-a past mired in family secrets, lies, and heartache for two families tethered by a young woman and an accident that happened years before. As Juliet’s love for both men builds, the seeds of doubt and mistrust begin to grow as the truth is slowly revealed.
A.G. Howard’s stunning words, prose and text bring the story line and characters to life. The emotions and drama are palpable; the energy is constant; the description and details so colorful your senses will be amazed. THE ARCHITECT OF SONG is dark but enlightened; gothic but enchanting; romantic but fantastical.
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Reviewed by Sandy
A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.
When she’s not writing, A.G.’s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.
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All tour prizes (INTERNATIONAL):
2 – signed The Architect of Song paperbacks
3 – The Architect of Song e-books
1 – heart locket necklace
1 – Architect of Song poster
1 – faux leather journal
1 – 5X7 musical print
3 – The Architect of Song swag packs
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