22 January 2018

Faith & Hope Amid Darkness & Despair | The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma

ABOUT THE BOOK

Anna has one chance for survivaland it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy.

It's 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she'll do anything to keep her safea job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them.

Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever.

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MY REVIEW

In The Melody of the Soul, Liz Tolsma exquisitely brings to life particular struggles of the World-War-II era in Prague. Her main characters—a Jewish-Christian musician and a Nazi officer—wrestle with their circumstances in realistic ways, relying on faith amid the darkness, horror, and despair. With great emotion and hope, the overall message of the story uplifts, even as Tolsma doesn’t seem to sugarcoat the tragedy the time period involved. It’s transporting and powerful, and I enjoyed reading The Melody of the Soul. For lovers of historical fiction, I recommend this novel.

★★★★

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group, I received a complimentary copy of The Melody of the Soul and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Best-selling novelist Liz Tolsma is the author of several World War II novels and prairie romance novellas. She also works as a freelance editor. She lives in a semi-rural area of Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters. Her son serves with the US Marines. All of their children came to them through international adoption. Her other passions include walking, gardening, camping, and reading.


GIVEAWAY

Travel back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Don't miss the new historical novel, The Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna's flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

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