I've had several people ask me what my new book, So Faithful a Heart: When Love Won't Die is all about since everyone who read the first book knows the ending to Nancy and Wolfgang's love story. After several people read The Love Story of Nancy Storace & Wolfgang Mozart, they came to me and said that they fell so in love with Nancy Storace that they wanted to know the rest of her life's story. So it was with those requests in mind that I wrote the sequel, When Love Won't Die.
Set in the late 18th century through the early 19th century (starting in 1791 to 1817), When Love Won't Die tells of Nancy's struggle to move past the unexpected death of her lover, Wolfgang Mozart, and go on with her life and career. Although Mozart is dead, he looms large throughout the entire story, right to the end, through the letters that he wrote to Nancy throughout the course of the last five years of his life.
Nancy is confronted with the formidable task of going on despite her loss and is met with the challenge of opening herself up to love again. In this story we meet the young tenor, John Braham, who emerges as the new love interest. A student of Nancy's former voice instructor, Venanzio Rauzzini, Braham's relationship with Nancy begins when Rauzzini introduces them and asks Nancy to sing in the 19-year-old tenor's debut concert in Bath.
When Love Won't Die is filled with many of the characters that readers of the first book will know such as Nancy's older brother, Stephen Storace and her mother Elizabeth, the jolly and heart-warming Irish tenor, Michael Kelly, and the composer and dear friend of Mozart's, Joseph Haydn. There is also a host of new characters, all whom Nancy knew and with whom she shared close relationships including, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson & his mistress Emma Hamilton, the famous English singer/actress Elizabeth Billington, and the famous English architect, Sir John Soane. There's even an element of intrigue in the underlying subplot involving Mozart's widow, Constanze and her new husband, the Danish dipolmat, Georg Nissen!
Thanks to Nellie Kampmann, author of A Haunted History of Columbus, Ohio for the cover blurb for So Faithful a Heart: When Love Won't Die--Special Edition.
"What do you do when you wake up one morning to find love’s
fondest hopes and dreams have been shattered in a single night? Famed 18th century opera singer Anna Storace faces this question
when life and death conspire to keep her apart from her beloved Mozart. Anna’s
struggle takes her on a sweeping adventure from the glittering stages of Europe, to its war torn battlefields, and back to her
bucolic haven in the English countryside. Based on the true story of Anna
Storace’s life, So Faithful a Heart: When
Love Won’t Die is a whirlwind of loss, romance, betrayal, intrigue, and