First Place Winner by the 2019 International Latino Book Awards for Best Novel in Historical Fiction
In A Symphony of Rivals, set in Germany, Austria, Italy, and USA, Alejandra Morrison pursues a profession as a symphony conductor when culture falls under the censorship of Nazism. Alejandra’s musical talent is a double-edged sword, and she attracts the unwelcome attention of a German officer, putting everything at risk.
“Rich in romance and peril, this explores the intersection of art, gender and politics in the turbulent 1930s. At times, this has the page-turning pace and drama of a literary thriller, replete with terrifying peril as Alejandra must make agonizing, life-changing decisions, and domestic strife playing out alongside tangled political troubles.” —Joanne Owen, A LoveReading, UK Ambassador.
“A Suspenseful bridge to the final volume to a historical fiction series. And for culture enthusiasts, the author once again offers musical selections corresponding to each chapter.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The writing is good, exhibiting the kind of inspired genius shown by Alejandra Morrison. The strength of this story is in the bearing witness to the day-to-day process of personal experience whereby civilization loses its way.” —Alan Goodman, The Internet Review of Books