She has a big dream...but is it a trap?
To rise from poverty, street rat Veronique Dunn risks everything to audition for the new Citizen Symphony, even though a mysterious man claiming to know her father warns her that playing in public will endanger her life.
Veronique Dunn has lived on the streets of Londo City since she was eight years old—an orphan in constant danger of being arrested. Three days before her eighteenth birthday, she sees an audition announcement for a new Citizen Symphony. This is her big chance. She might be a rag-tag street rat, but she can play the piano like an angel. And in three days, she will be able to step out of the shadows.
But staying out of trouble for three days is a real challenge. Her mentor is murdered. She discovers an agent of the Overseers is looking for her. Then thugs accost her, and mysterious Roman Brandt intervenes. He opens his opulent home to her, but forbids her to audition. The audition could be a trap.
Veronique must decide what to do. Give up her dream? Or remain in the only real home she has ever known, with a man who might be the biggest threat of all.
Her heart says stay. Her head says run…
AUTHOR’S NOTE: If you like gutsy young heroines, older brooding heroes with loyal hearts, stories about forbidden love, ongoing characters you loved and hated in the other books of the series, Victorian London, secrets, Chopin and relentless vampire villains you will enjoy this book.
PLEASE NOTE: This book was previously published as Gabriel’s Daughter, but has been slightly revised to provide an HEA for some of the characters. When Gabriel’s Daughter was written, the author had no idea she was birthing a new series, so she was a bit cavalier with the backstory of the main character, Veronique. That part of Veronique’s life has been rewritten. Other than backstory and revelation of the truth about her past, the book does not differ substantially from the first publication as Gabriel’s Daughter.