Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma

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...


I love books set during World War II and if Liz Tolsma's name is on the cover, I love it even more. Ms. Tolsma's newest novel is The Melody of the Soul which is the first book in her "Music of Hope" series. Based on this book, the series will be fantastic..

The heroine is Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and a violinist left behind to take care of her grandmother after her family was deported to Terezin. Playing the violin is forbidden but Anna continues to play even when a Nazi officer, Horst Engel moves into the flat below them. When Horst encourages her to play she is a little leary and not sure whether she should trust him. Anna's grandmother tells her she needs to trust him for his heart not his uniform. I loved these characters.

This novel, because of the subject matter, is heartbreaking to read but then that time in history was heartbreaking. Ms. Tolsma has proven that she has a gift for writing novels set during this time period and I look forward to future books in this series. It is an emotional novel that pulled at my heart throughout. 

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves novels set during Worl War II.or just a good historical romance novel. 

On a 5-Star Scale = 5 HUGE Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Litfuse Publicity Group copy of this book. I received a complimentary copy with no expectations for a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Smiles & Blessings,

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