Aria's life is full of secrets--secrets about her mother's death, her father's cruelty, and her dream to go to Juilliard. When Aria meets Thomas, he draws out her secrets, captures her heart, and gives her the courage to defy her father. But when tragedy strikes and Thomas disappears, Aria is left alone to transform her broken heart's melody into something beautiful. Porcelain Keys is a captivating love story that will resonate long after the last page is turned.
With Aria's mother dead and her father an abusive alcoholic, her life has spun out of control. Her one true love, the savior of her soul, music, is against her father's rules and punishable by bruises.
When she runs away to her safe zone, she's found out by a new neighbor, Thomas. But, Thomas has deep dark secrets of his own. They embark on a friendship of sorts.
After they learn to trust each other, love comes into play. Will choices and circumstances ruin their chance at happiness together?
This is such a beautifully told tale of love and tragedy. It's funny, because for me, thinking back on my reading of the book is melodious. I can hear the dulcet tones of each sweet note and the pounding of the bitter ones. It's a long, drawn out piece of masterpiece music.
The characters are quick to become a part of your life. You bleed with them, weep with them, smile each triumphant smile. I feel emotionally drained after reading. I've been on such a rugged roller coaster of heartbreak and worry and wonder. I wouldn't trade it for anything!
With surprising grace, this book tells the story of all our lives. Passion, regardless of what it's for, must be fed. When it's not, there's a blackness of such magnitude that it swallows you whole.
Though I would consider this a romance, it's also drama. Following the few years of Aria's life is absolutely fascinating. When you pull in her relationship with Thomas, it becomes breathtaking.
SARAH BEARD is the author of Porcelain Keys, a YA contemporary romance. She has a degree in communications from the University of Utah and splits her time between writing and raising three energetic boys. She is a cancer survivor and a hopeless romantic. She enjoys reading and composing music, and lives with her husband and children in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can follow Sarah on twitter at @authorsarahb, or at facebook.com/authorsarahbeard.
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