Friday, May 15, 2015

The Silver Swan

The Silver Swan by Elena Delbanco is a story about a beautiful cello called the Silver Swan.  The Silver Swan is a Stradivarius with beautiful silver swans on the carved wooden scroll.  Alexander Feldmann, a famous cellist, owned the instrument.  Mariana, his daughter, was raised playing the beautiful cello and was always told that the cello would belong to her one day.  Mariana takes care of her father when he gets older and needs assistance.  After he passes away, she goes to the reading of the will.  Mariana does not understand the presence of Claude Roselle and his mother at the reading until she hears the will.  Alexander left the Silver Swan to Claude, a cellist making his American debut.  Claude was a student of Alexander’s when Alexander was in Europe (touring).  Mariana is shocked and upset.  Her father’s will states he left it to Claude because Mariana is no longer a soloist.

Claude feels a little guilty about the cello and invites Mariana to his concert and the reception.  Claude and Mariana get to know each other and end up having an affair.  But the path to happiness is not smooth.  Read The Silver Swan to find out what happens between Claude and Mariana as well as the fate of the Silver Swan.  I give The Silver Swan 2.75 out of 5.  I just found it okay.  It was very predictable and I did not really like the characters.  I knew what the outcome of the book would be before they read the will.  Please note that The Silver Swan does contain sex scenes and foul language (not extreme). The Silver Swan will be out on May 19, 2015. 

I received a complimentary copy of The Silver Swan from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The review and opinions expressed are strictly my own.

Thank you for visiting and reading my review.  I am so glad that it is Friday!  The Grimm finale is tonight!  I am currently reading The Sound of Glass by Karen White.   I hope all of you have a lovely and relaxing weekend.  Happy Reading!


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