Wednesday, January 24, 2018

review of The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma

When I saw that talented author Liz Tolsma had written another book, I was thrilled. As with the author's other literary works, this book is set in world-war two Europe. Again, like with the other novels by Liz, I was engrossed from the first chapter. I loved the musical aspect to this book. I liked how Anna continued with her musical talent despite the threats from the Nazi leadership. Whether or not you have previously read the author's other books, you will fall in love with this new book. 

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Anna has one chance for survival-and 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 safe-a 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.

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 semirural area of Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters. Her son serves with the US Marines. All of their chidlren came to them through international adoption. Her other passions include walking, gardening, camping, and reading.
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The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma