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LOVE IN THREE QUARTER TIME and ROSE IN THREE QUARTER TIME by Rachel McMillan, reviewed by Kim


After reading Book #1, Love in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan, I feel like I’ve been on a trip to Vienna! And I really want to go sit in the Cafe Mozart and order Einspänner and Mozart torte! 


I absolutely loved the first meeting between Evelyn and Klaus! It was different, cute, and full of humor. Evelyn is so likable and you know how picky I am about heroines! She has come to Vienna to help Rudy, who she thinks she’s in love with, catalogue his family heirlooms. But as soon as Klaus enters the cafe she’s at, and tells her she’s sitting at his table, both sparks and witty dialogue fly! Speaking of Klaus, what a gentleman! I liked him the second he hit the page! I love how their relationship developed. It seemed natural and romantic and just so perfect! This is such a great novella! 

BackCover Blurb: 
A romantic waltz through a city filled with music, passion and coffee.

Evelyn Watt fell in love with Austrian marketing director Rudy Moser the moment he stepped into their Boston firm. With his ice blue eyes and chocolate-melting accent, he is as refined as she imagines his home country to be. When Evelyn finds herself unexpectedly unemployed right before Christmas, she is left with an unknown future until Rudy steps in with a job appraising, assessing and cataloging heirlooms, lending her American vernacular to the translated descriptions to give each item international appeal. Evelyn will live in Vienna for the months leading up to a grand auction at a party held in conjunction with the Opera Ball—on Valentine’s Day.

Vienna is a magical blend of waltzing, antiques, and bottomless cups of Einspanner coffee at the Café Mozart. When a secret from Rudy's family's past blows in with the winter chill, Evelyn is forced to confront how well she knows the object of her affection. Her café tablemate, the gruff and enigmatic Klaus Bauner might be the only person who holds the key to Rudy’s past. But could that key also unlock her future? In the days leading up to the Opera Ball, Evelyn finds herself in the middle of the greatest romance of her life…as long as she doesn’t trip over her two left feet.


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Book #2 ROSE IN THREE QUARTER TIME!

Thank you Rachel McMillan for writing this utterly beautiful story! This is one of the most romantic stories I have ever read! I literally loved everything about it! I have always liked marriage of convenience stories and this is one of my absolute favorites!


So, what do I love about it? I love the setting - so wonderfully romantic, I love that we get to meet up again with Klaus and Evelyn from Love in Three Quarter Time, I love that Rose and Oliver start out as friends, I love Rose, I love Oliver, and I love them together, they are perfect! Oliver is one of a kind! He’s honorable, talented, and oh so romantic! There are so many great romantic scenes in this story - my three favorites involve cereal, allergy medicine, and a slight change in a musical composition. Sigh...Highlighted scenes that I’m sure I’ll read over and over again! You must read this story! Cannot wait for the next one! 

Thank you so much Rachel for letting me read this early! Especially after I kinda begged you! 

BackCover Blurb:
Some people marry for love; others marry for music...

Rose McNeil is rising the ranks at the Mozarteum in Salzburg as a violinist to watch. Her musical Nova Scotian heritage has loaned an unparalleled technique to her interpretation of some of the most beautiful compositions in the world. The opportunity of a first chair assignment to the Rainer Quartet under the baton of Oliver Thorne is a dream come true--- until her visa expires and the threat of leaving Vienna looms. As much as she grieves the prospect of leaving Vienna and the quartet, it is Oliver—with his dry sense of humour and unexpected charm- she will miss most.

British ex-pat Oliver Thorne’s recent appointment as conductor to the Rainer Quartet make him the youngest in the role during its prestigious history. But it wasn’t the path he wanted. A tragic accident years ago forbade him from ever playing his beloved cello again. Now he spends his life teaching and guest conducting for premiere orchestras at the Musikverein. When he first hears Rose McNeil play, all the dreams he left by the wayside are reborn with her unexpected talent. When Rose learns she may have to leave Vienna, Oliver has to come up with a solution. Losing his first violinist is unfortunate, losing her is unimaginable.

So he comes up with a crazy idea: A marriage on paper only. She’ll take his name and his citizenship. They’ll split rent money and coin toss to decide who takes the bed or the the futon every night. They’ll keep their secret from the orchestra. She’ll play and he’ll conduct and, most importantly...she’ll stay.

Unbeknownst to each other, Rose is in love with Oliver and Oliver is in love with Rose. They might even find a happy ending, if only their pesky marriage doesn’t get in the way.


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Comments

  1. Because I follow Rachel on Twitter and FB I feel like I was along for her trips as she shared photos of her favorite places in Vienna. I love that she pulled that into such sweet stories. Thanks for reviewing, Kim!

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