Harmony – Karis Walsh

HarmonyAndrea is the violist in a string quartet that earns a living by playing at weddings. She is tasked with coordinating and negotiating with the Bridezilla’s, amusingly named by the band by their wedding date. Andrea is the controller; ordered life,  organized work, distant ‘relationship’.  But she is also the peacemaker who gives in to her domineering family and demanding lover  to stop conflict of any kind. Unlike second violin Tina, Andrea does not mix work with pleasure so despite finding October 5th attractive she would never act on her impulses.

Brook – October 5th – is instantly fascinated by the gorgeous viola player when the meet to discuss the wedding plans, and has to fight down her urge to have one last wild night, one chance to explore what she has never let herself enjoy.

When Brook calls a second meeting with Andi to finalise details of the wedding it will set them up to challenge who they are, and who they want to be.


This was Karis Walsh’s first novel and what a great addition to the LesFic fold. It is very well written and flows effortlessly as it weaves together the story of Brooke and Andi’s worlds and their intriguing journey together.

Karis Walsh biogThe characters are well rounded and loveable. Ms Walsh has given space to more than just the heroines and we come to know the quartet and their partners, all of whom are likeable and interesting.

Brooks personal journey, struggling to find herself and find a balance between people domineering her and helping her, is a great read. At the same time Andi must also realise how her own behaviour has trapped her into a cold world of control which costs her early.

Lovely romance, well paced and enjoyable. You spend the whole book wanting to egg them both on. Well recommended.

Product info:

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • First published 2011
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (19 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:1602822379Br>
    ISBN-13: 978-1602822375
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