Mozart's Sister (Ladies of History, #1)

Mozart’s Sister by Nancy Moser

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The question is asked…

“Is the recognition she (Nannerl Mozart) so longs for the truest measure of her gifts?”

This is a question that I believe we all need to ask of ourselves… is fleeting fame or our name in the footnotes of history the truest measure of what God has given us?

Extremely well-written, Mozart’s Sister is more than a story of a sibling living in the shadow of her very talented brother… it is a sharp glimpse into a world where a woman’s choices – regardless of her talents and abilities – are extremely limited, and her hope for dreams realized is slim, if not non-existent.

It is also a story of faith and believing that God has a plan and a purpose for each of us and His wisdom and and love and our faith will guide us to that purpose, where we will ultimately find our true ‘life’ and purpose… our fulfillment… our true gift.

I am looking forward to reading more from this very talented writer.  I suspect that were I able to travel back in time, I would find that Nancy Moser has captured perfectly the ‘atmosphere’ and circumstances of the period.

The back cover of the book has the comment that “Nancy Moser unveils one of history’s hidden heroines.”  I could not agree more!

Thank you.

Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
Cannon Beach, Oregon
15 May 2012
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About VeronicaThePajamaThief

Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!” When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology. Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica. Veronica’s writings can be found at and, and
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