The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork
My Personal Review ~ Five Stars
A delight! An absolute delight! My sister could not have gotten me a better birthday gift than The Enchanted Sonata by Heather Dixon Wallwork. I should have known I would love this book, being that Entwined by the same author is my favoritest thing ever!
This one is a mesh of at least two fairy tales, one being The Nutcracker. And such a superb retelling! The charming nutcracker. The despicable rats. Sweet Clara. Candy and chocolate. Magic and music. A heartrending tragedy… Can it be undone? And what will it cost Clara Stahlbaum?
I have loved Heather Dixon Wallwork’s characters thus far. Her female protagonists have a decidedly girly air about them. Feminine sensibilities. And her male heroes are heroes, indeed! Chivalrous and self-sacrificing. With an endearing personality. Ah, yes. I like it very much. The Enchanted Sonata was easy to read and the storyline – fun and alarming by turn – kept me turning pages. Humor and dark dilemmas. Love and reality. I teared up. I laughed. I finished this book with a smile on my face. *sighs happily*
It was clean and enjoyable, with a dash of romance, a generous amount of sweets, and some darkness and danger – but nothing too graphic. A thoughtful message. And also, some tiny fairies and fun, fairy tale-type magic.
If you like fairy tales, fantastical adventures, lovable characters, terrible villains, music, and happy endings, you should read this book. As for me, I can hardly wait to pick up another novel by Heather Dixon Wallwork!