Sunday, September 12, 2010


Most of us have heard of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but who knew he had a sister?
Five years older than Wolfgang, Nannerl Mozart was also a child prodigy. As a child her life was one continuous tour of musical performances to the royalty and nobility of 18th Century Europe.

She shared the limelight with her brother, but as she blossomed into a young lady she was made to step back. Marriage and motherhood where a woman's lot in life.

As Mozart frolicked from town to town, Nannerl stayed at home. Her desire was to compose music and to play to large audiences. And later, having fallen in love she desired marriage to her beloved.
But Wolfgang's musical gift came first and foremost in the Mozart family and her needs were cast aside.

I found this novel a well written and interesting read. As a lover of Mozart's music, it was enlightening to discover the story of his family.

Nancy Moser has written many books, but this was her first historical novel. She went on to write JUST JANE -  the life of Jane Austen; WASHINGTON'S LADY - the story of George Washington's wife, Martha; and HOW DO I LOVE THEE? -  Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning's great love story. I haven't read these yet, but I plan to.


  1. Hi Sue,

    Love the cover and sounds very interesting. Wish I had time to read it.

  2. Hi Joanne,
    I know what you mean. Too many books, not enough time!