The Master Conductor
Once again Tamera Alexander has woven fact and fiction to produce a first class story. The world is changing. Women are no longer content to sit demurely in the background. The novel features strong modern women who know what they want and set out to achieve their goals. They are also kind women who give others chances and notice the marginalised.
God gives each one of us a gift. “God gifted her with the desire and the ability to play.” It is up to us what we do with that gift.
The novel is about breaking down the traditional boundaries. Just because something has always been done that way does not make it necessarily right.
This theme leads into the theme of slavery which had been abolished by the time of the novel, 1871. Some characters treat everyone they meet with kindness and compassion. They see the state of their heart and not the colour of their skin.
There are some beautiful bonds within the novel. Family are those who love and encourage us to follow our dreams and to soar.
Blood ties do not always mean love ties. There is one close knit family though who are wonderful.
Fathers are important. The love of a father lasts beyond death. The love of our Father god is perfect. “His motivation always stems from love.” He will never let us down.
Taking care of the widows and orphans is another theme.
Great love equates to great grief. “Grief was a strange thing. You could try to avoid it… but…grief… always returned.” Grief hurts even when we know the eternal destination of our loved ones.
Music soothes. It bridges the class and age divide. Music alters our world and can bring peace to our soul. If music is our gift, we owe it to others to share it.
A Note Yet Unsung is a perfectly wonderful read that educates as it entertains. The reader is left with a heart that soars and a smile on their face.