Review: A Song at Twilight by Pamela Sherwood

A Song at Twilight by Pamela Sherwood
Series: Tresilian Series (# 2)
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks
Pages: 414
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

Late in England’s Victorian age, the world is changing—new freedoms, new ideas, and perhaps a chance for an old love to be new again…

A love too strong to let go…

Aspiring singer Sophie Tresilian had the world at her feet—fame, fortune, and true love—until the man of her dreams broke her heart. Now she’s the toast of Europe, desired by countless men but unwilling to commit to any of them. Then Robin Pendarvis walks back into her life…

Four years ago, Robin had hoped to make Sophie his bride, but secrets from his past forced him to let her go. Seeing her again revives all the old pain—and all the old passion. It might be against every rule, but somehow, some way, he will bring them together again.


Review:  I’m a huge historical romance fan and thoroughly enjoyed Waltz with a Stranger, Pamela Sherwood’s debut.  So when the opportunity to review A Song at Twilight came across my desk, I jumped at the chance, and I was not disappointed.

This is a reunion story.  Sophie and Robin were young and in love.  But a secret he carried tore them apart.  Years later, he hunts her down in hopes they can reconcile, but of course, the road isn’t all that easy.  But it was  an enjoyable and satisfying journey for this reader.

I liked Sophie’s character more than Robin.  Maybe it was her youth or determination, or perhaps it was her passion for music and Robin, or a combination of them all.  But she was easier for me to like.  Robin, on the other hand, couldn’t stand up to the pressures of his secret and ultimately wasn’t the alpha male I prefer to star in my romances.  But, that said, there was no doubt that he loved Sophie and in the end he proved that love (it’s a romance, what do you expect?).  So, in the end Robin definitely redeems himself, but at times while getting there, I did want to throttle him just a little.

I am totally looking forward to the next book in the series as I have enjoyed by visits with the Tresilian extended family.