Book Review: Tempo Rubato, by Brendan Carroll


This is a very long book, but I’ve been looking forward to finishing it so that i can spread the word about Tempo Rubato.  I can honestly say that I’ve never read anything like it.  The author makes the reader believe in time travel, love across the centuries, and the man behind the myth of Wolfgang Mozart.

A young woman, Dr. Elisse Mannheim, who happens to be one of the world’s preeminent authorities on Mozart, is asked to leave her home in Vienna and come to the United States to be the companion of a composer.  Elisse acts on a whim and accepts the job.  Upon arriving at the compound, she meets William Masters, the man whose assistant she will be.  He is brilliant, lively, and mercurial, and resembles Mozart uncannily.

Over time, Elisse learns that her predecessor was murdered, but by whom?  The compound, and the company she works for, Left Field, are not what they seem.  There is evil and international intrigue going on here.  How safe is she?  And how safe is William Masters, the strange man whom she has grown to love from afar?

The historical research, the writing style, the mysteries and discoveries, the author, Brendan Carroll, deserves kudos for an unbelievably great job.  I wish that I had some sort of award that I could give to Brendan Carroll for Tempo Rubato.

Tempo Rubato: Stolen Time

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One thought on “Book Review: Tempo Rubato by Brendan Carroll (5 coffee beans)

  1. Elisabeth Parker

    History and time traveling AND mystery. Sounds irresistible.

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