(From the publisher):
How does a person choose between two loves that won’t exist in the same space?
This is the decision faced by Carole Bowen, the young heroine of Barbara Boudreaux’s debut novel, "Interlude." Given the task of running a Pacific Coast symphony in the wake of a sudden tragedy, Carole tackles the daunting new challenge with enthusiasm and ambition, but quickly learns that the melodious, harmonious façade the orchestra presents to the public is anything but when the final note is played. Forced to contend with egomaniacal personalities, budget deficits and a looming scandal, Carole is overwhelmed but eager. Her enthusiasm for her job is not shared by her new husband, Paul, however, for he would prefer to see her energies focused on starting a family. Strained to the point of breaking, Carole realizes she may have to choose between a career she has grown to love, and the man who holds the key to her heart. Suddenly it all takes second chair when she begins to receive frightening late-night phone calls that threaten not to make the choice for her, but to take everything away.
Resonating with realism, energy and spirit, "Interlude" is a captivating debut that goes behind the scenes for a look at the people who bring a symphony to life, and leave the reader applauding for an encore.
Original title: Interlude
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction