Last Night at the Claremont by Michaele Lockhart

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About the Book

Classical pianist Renata DiMonte has abandoned a career with the symphony to entertain in the elegant Piano Bar and Lounge of the Claremont Arms, one of New York City's premier luxury hotels. Haunted by guilt following her mother's death, Renata finds solace in the music she has always longed to play, bonding closely with her audience for the first time./

However, five-star service is not all the Claremont Arms has to offer. There are rumors of paranormal phenomena-rumors that Renata ignores until she begins to have experiences she can't explain. Patrons she has never met will request songs, and without warning, their life stories reveal themselves to her, open books of pain and joy.

Nothing frightening has happened-yet-but nothing about this is remotely normal, either. Are Renata's strange experiences simply flukes, products of an overactive imagination? Does the beautiful concert grand piano she plays possess supernatural qualities? Or is there magic in the music itself?

About the Author

Michaele Lockhart, passionate historian, author, and avid reader living in Tucson, Arizona, is acutely aware of the need for contemporary fiction that portrays and appeals to the vast spectrum of today's multigenerational readers. A registered nurse and former teacher, this author is also a talented landscape and nature photographer. Michaele is currently writing a mystery series set in the Southwest.

"In this charming mix of fairy tale, allegory, and personal discovery, where each chapter is cleverly overlaid with the ambiance of contemporary music, Lockhart has produced a quite modern-day and mature love story."
-- Robert Hammond, author and playright, The Nursery, Where Were We, and Don't Call Me Ishmael

"Affirms the power of music to lead to love and to meaning."
-- Toby Fesler Heathcotte, author of The Alma Chronicles


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Published August 7, 2011 by Michaele Lockhart. 265 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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