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Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologisWilla Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.(Read an excerpt by clicking the publisher's link below.)...

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Number of Pages : 416 Pages
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A Song Unheard Reviews

  • Jazzy
    2018-09-21 14:14

    ayee fren... follow my blog :)) https://atragicwonderland.blogspot.co...WHY ARE THESE BOOKS SO IMPOSSIBLY GOOD? I never ever want them to end!! RTC (after I write a review for the first one lawl)REVIEW:I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review... thanks, Publishers!Well well well, look what we have here: ANOTHER BOOK REVIEW! I'm super duper excited to talk/fangirl about this book because lemme tell ya something... it was just as amazing and precious as the first book in this serious and I was literally on a book-hangover for the longest time because of it. I'm gonna try to condense a little bit more in this review than in the last one, so this should be interesting :) BLURB:Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cipher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't—that she must betray him and find that cipher or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.- r e v i e w -5 stars This was very much like the previous book, A Name Unknown, in that it was absolutely thrilling, sweet, and invigorating all at once. This series has captured my heart, the plots, characters, themes and all. Just perfection. I am not going to rant in this post. I promise. This book deserves that much :)- b e a u t i f u l - t h i n g s -the characters - Probably one of the biggest reasons I love these books so blasted much is because the characters are just irresistible. I can literally relate so much with Willa (and Rosemary from the first book) and it is just an AMAZING thing when the reader can relate to the characters. Just like magic. Willa is basically me, not even lyingSHE WAS A VIOLINIST PRODIGY WITH A LOT OF SASS. And that just endeared her to me even more than before. Her passion for music was something that was so just HER nature, it wasn't professional, wasn't an obligation, it was just a part of who she was, and I loved seeing that kind of musician enthusiasm. It's just so invigorating.I cannot tell you how much of me I saw in Willa, it was freaky but awesome. She was... she was great. Snobby, salty, stubborn, musical, independent. She was a lot like Rosemary, but with her own streak and it was just so satisfying. Probably one thing that was really different from her sister was the fact that she really wasn't that awkward. Like, with people, Rosemary always had to think a certain amount to see how she needed to be around them; but Willa was less like that and a little bit riskier. IT WAS EXCITING. Nothing about her was dull and I just had so much fun reading about her!Now Lukas... he was a special kind of charmingHE WAS MISCHIEF AND LAUGHTER AND CHARM AND IT WAS GREAT. If I can just marry Lukas, that'd be even better. This dude made me laugh (literally) out loud so many times, I had to train myself to not burst out laughing when I was in a room with other people... or by myself for that matter, because either way, I look odd. OH WELL. Deal with it, non-readers xPLukas was a classical violinist, so his was a bit more career-ish. BUT DUDE. He was still awesome and knowledgeable and passionate, maybe not the same as Willa, but not all musicians are the same. The thing about Lukas that really made me love him was his cheesy sense of humor but also how intentional he was... about everything. He's the kind of guy that I'd totally enjoy in my inner circle LOL. He was also very extroverted, which was different from Peter in the first book. Where Willa was snobby, he was this almost invasive person and it was just entertaining to watch. OH DUDE. I loved Margot so much, I need a book about herI adored her spiciness. She was so proud and sassy and intelligent. Normally with side characters, I get a little bored during their chapters; like can we just skip to the main peoples, please?! BUT MARGOT WAS LEGITIMATELY SO COOL. I never tired of reading about her, especially towards the end. I just really really really need a book dedicated to her. Like yesterday xDIt's safe to say that Roseanna M. White is just amazing at creating characters and that all of them are SPOT-ON and bloody awesome. There's almost never a dull moment with her people; they are the ultimate #squadgoals the plot - This was actually really really fun, although it did feel a bit close to the first book. But I guess since they are in the same series, the storylines will be similar. Probably the biggest thing that interested me was the music aspect and the codes. Which were kind of some of the most important stuff? So. same things as the first book - There were a lot of the same vibes from the first book, and I wasn't at all made about that. Germany and England, World War 1.... yeah those vibes. the sarcasm - Let's just appreciate fitting wit for this time era. It's so satisfying. I was grinning like a fool in so many parts, just loving every bit of this beautiful beautiful cinnamon roll. xDcan we talk about how amazing the messages of salvation are in these books? - Y'all. I started crying in this book because Christ is so awesome and he can use any situation to draw his children to him. Willa was broken, she didn't trust people, she didn't trust love, she didn't trust herself, but God's will can blow our minds sometimes. ;)the romance was fabulous - seriously. I ship this ship. I approve and set this baby to sail. They are.... the PERFECT combo: Lukas is mischievous and charming, and Willa is snobby but daring and it's great. And so pure. But fun. Yep. There were so many great things in this book. I actually finished it after I got my wisdom teeth removed, so although I was in pain, THE BOOK WAS MAGIC AND I APPRECIATED IT SO MUCH MORE FOR BEING HAPPINESS WHEN I WAS DEATH. Anywho. - c o n c l u s i o n -I enjoyed this book so so so much. This Christian historical fiction has the perfect blend of action and excitement, messages of faith and God's love, amazing characters with AMAZING PERSONALITIES, beautiful music, WW1 vibes, mystery, and an awesome romance. I'm just dying for the 3rd book!!! And that's it! Go read this book, please, for all our sakes and for my own sanity. Or it will cost you... Don't make me send my unicorn minions after you!! They will not be merciful!

  • Sarah Grace
    2018-08-28 14:10

    Oh. My. Word. I cannot express in words my love for the Shadows Over England series . . . I didn't think it was possible for this to be better than the first book. But I think it might have been. The characters are truly what makes White's Shadows over England series. Both Willa and Lukas were both exceptional characters, with so much depth and beauty. Their individual character arcs were both so well done. Their transformation was so beautiful and real. Margot was also a fascinating character. At first, I wasn't happy that we had a third POV character, but I ended up loving her in less than a chapter. The story. My goodness! WW1, spies, thieves, lies, treason, music, plenty of action and just the right amount of romance . . . Does it get any better? While quite long, this definitely kept my interest and I finished it in about 24 hours time. I love the amount of history that White throws in there; just enough to be educational, without boring the average reader. I loved it! And then there's that utterly gorgeous cover . . . *swoons*And also can we please talk about the music? As a music lover and musician myself, I absolutely adored that aspect of the story. White clearly did a lot of research on that subject, and it shows. (view spoiler)[Willa finding her song in the end was just so beautiful and incredibly and definitely made my cry.(hide spoiler)]All in all, this is another fantastic novel by Roseanna M. White. I can't wait for book 3! Highly recommended!Recommended for ages 16+ due to mature themes and mild violence. (view spoiler)[Lukas has a very promiscuous past, and while he has a change of heart shortly before the story begins, and nothing is detailed, there are a few mentions of it. He struggles somewhat in not wanting to treat Willa the same way. Also, a few mildly-detailed kisses, and characters get shot, beat up, interrogated by Nazis, etc. Also a few mentions of rape in regard to how the Germans treated the country of Belgium.(hide spoiler)]

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    2018-09-16 13:14

    About this book:“Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales.Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he's won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father's work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe. But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.”Series: Book #2 in the “Shadows Over England” series. Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned & remembered; Many Prayers; Church going & sermons; Lots of being witnessed to; Many Talks & Discussions about God; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Willa isn’t sure about God & His existence, she is very bitter towards the topics, *Spoiler* (view spoiler)[she prays for forgiveness close to the end(hide spoiler)]*End of Spoiler*; Lukas says he doesn’t remember how to pray & that he never listened to God really, *Spoiler* (view spoiler)[but realizes his error a third in, and seeks out guidance(hide spoiler)] *End of Spoiler*; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of God-given gifts & callings; Mentions of churches, church going, Masses, sermons, & ministers/priests; Mentions of thanking & praising God; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of Christian families, faiths, & religious people; A few mentions of a Bible; A few mentions of denominations; A few mentions of godly & ungodly people; A few mentions of something sounding miraculous; A couple mentions of Heaven; A couple mentions of a miracle; A mention of a monk;*Note: A couple mentions of imaging Hell; A mention of the most evolved men.Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘sure as blazes’, a ‘what the devil’, two ‘shut up’s, two ‘what/why in blazes’s, three forms ‘drat’s, three forms of ‘dumb’s, twenty forms of ‘idiot’, thirty-five forms of ‘blast’, and thirty-six forms of ‘stupid’; Mentions of curses, almost curses, & choice words (said, not written); Sarcasm & lots of Eye rolling; Being hit, Being shot, Pain, Blood/Bleeding, & Injuries/Wounds (mostly semi-detailed); Having a gun aimed at you (barely-above-not-detailed); Seeing someone shot & killed (barely-above-not-detailed); Willa is a thief & steals/robs people on the street; All about many mentions of a war, fighting, fires, gunfire/shots, destroyed places, & missing people (up to semi-detailed); All about many mentions of spies, being a thief, thieves, picking pockets, stealing, & stolen items; Many mentions of being shot, pain, injuries/wounds, bullets, & blood/bleeding (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of people taken away by the German army & never heard from again; Mentions of shooting & killing; Mentions of threats, blackmail, being held at gunpoint, & violence; Mentions of arrests & jails/prisons; Mentions of wine/spirits & drinking; Mentions of pubs & taverns; Mentions of smoking, cigars, & cigarettes; Mentions of Willa’s father walking out her mother after he got her pregnant; Mentions of hatred; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of gossip & rumors; A few mentions of dead bodies; A few mentions of thugs; A few mentions of traitors; A few mentions of nightmares; A couple mentions of drunks.Sexual Content- four hand/knuckle kisses, a cheek kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss, four semi-detailed kisses (one was from Willa being accosted, but has no ‘feeling’), and a boarder-line detailed // very detailed kiss; Remembering kisses (up to semi-detailed); Wanting to kiss (semi-detailed); Touches & Nearness (up to semi-detailed); Blushes & Flirting; Noticing & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing muscles (barely-above-not-detailed); Lukas is known as a ladies’ man/playboy; Many mentions of flirting, flirts, & a ladies’ man/playboy; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of touches & wanting to touch; Mentions of scandalous reputations; Mentions of blushes; Mentions of dates; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of young women slipping their room keys into Lukas’ hands (it’s not said what happened, but it’s implied); A few mentions of a man having a few children with different young women & leaving all of them; A few mentions of finding the opposite gender in a bedroom & waiting on the bed (implied in a sexual sense prior, but nothing happens); A few mentions of a man who would charm a girl into a compromising position; A couple mentions of compromising one’s self; A couple mentions of proposing something indecent; A couple mentions of a rake & being less of a gentleman; A couple mentions of chaperones; A mention of going to the opposite gender’s room for “predictable reasons”; A mention of not taking off gloves in a sensual way; A mention of thinking a child is illegitimate; Love, falling in love, & the emotions; *Note: Mentions of a rape of a country & that women aren’t safe without being attacked there; A few mentions of infants dying young & stillborns; A few mentions of hitting a knee to a man’s groin; A mention of a sexual transmitted disease; A mention of a woman’s lack of curves.-Willa Forsythe, age 23-Lukas De Wilde, age 28 P.O.V. switches between them & MargotSet in 1914 405 pages~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*Pre Teens- One StarNew Teens- One StarEarly High School Teens- Two Stars Older High School Teens- Three Stars My personal Rating- Three StarsAfter reading quite a few books by this author and being disappointed with the content, I thought that picking up yet another one would mean that I’m a glutton for punishment [of putting myself through giving another low rating]. While still not as clean as I personally would have preferred, I honestly do feel like someone could knock me over with a feather over my shock of the lack of questionable content. There were things I didn’t like however. The implications of Lukas being a playboy in the true sexual sense being one. I quite disliked that. A flirt I can deal with, but I wasn’t a fan of the hints of more. Being set during a war and being affected by the actions of that could be triggering for some. It also could be quite romance-y in the main two’s thoughts and kisses. For the things I liked about this novel, there were a few. Willa and her makeshift family are thieves, the family aspects were very sweet. I also really liked Margot and found myself laughing at her reactions to people and things. There was quite a bit of Spiritual Content, so even though our main two don’t claim to be “religious” at the beginning or most of the book, there’s a lot of witnessing to them by other characters. The flirting/banter between the both of them also had humorous parts. The music/violin plot was also interesting. Since I haven’t read the first book in this series, I did spend the first hundred or so pages not knowing how Willa and her family were connected. I did have to wonder at many parts where all the chaperones were when Willa would be alone with the opposite gender, but I guess that’s partially in part of the war, but also that going out of style with that of the 1920s coming to the scene. Overall though? I’m still personally cautious on this author because of comments in past books. I might pick up the first book due to friends’ reviews, but I’ll have to see later about reading the third book. Link to review:https://booksforchristiangirls.blogsp... *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House) for this honest review.

  • Victoria Lynn
    2018-09-16 14:55

    *sigh* Review to come. Let's just leave it at the fact that I am in love with these books. <3

  • Mia
    2018-09-18 07:47

    When I finished the first book of the series the first word that came to mind was “special”, and here I thought none would be able to top that one... goodness, did I not know what was coming.I wish I could find words to do this book justice. It is an entire melody, filled with cracks and breaks that make you feel you've come to the end of yourself, only to then be swept away by the sweetest harmony that overcomes any obscurity.Willa Forsythe always expects change to come; not so much that she likes it, but life has proven she's on the forgotten and abandoned side of this. That's just her lot and so taking risks with people isn't something she does easily. Especially not with a full-of-himself playboy superstar violinist who's sure he can teach Willa a few things. Considering that music is the only constant in her life (alongside her family of urchins) and that she has no inspiration for fame, why should she give him her time of day and let him stain what is so precious in her life with his rules and impossible names? Lukas de Wilde is, in a few words, out of his mind. People might attribute it to the fact that he's been severely separated from his family, with no way to contact them, and is still recovering from a bullet wound. They say he'll soon be back to his old self. True, he might have been fine with living a life as a rake until now, but war has a funny way of messing around with people's mind - or of actually waking them up to the depth and obscurity of hurt and loss, peculiarly those caused by taking without consideration.In the midst of tumult and shadows raging within and around them, these two characters think, analyze, struggle and question. They have no fear to scrutinize a God who calls Himself Creator but supposedly stands aside while the world is torn apart. Note the SUPPOSEDLY there, because what the characters might find out is that there's forgiveness even for trust withered, there's steadfastness among chaos, there's faithfulness beyond reason. And this constancy doesn't come naturally from us, yet this lesson about giving other than just taking is for all of us.And as the suspense builds with each turn of the page, making you hold your breath and gut-turn, be prepared to hope beyond reason and have your world turned upside down by a hero who is seeing his filth being turned into purity, a wary heroine finding confidence beyond circumstances, and a 14-year-old protege surely to capture your heart.As these characters find a new normal, they will also find an unstoppable and unwavering melody that has been there all along ready to be put out.*Many thanks to the publisher for providing a advanced copy. This is my honest review.

  • Staci
    2018-09-15 08:53

    This novel included so many things I love: - Kind-hearted heroine that has not had the easy life handed to her- Humorous dialogue between the two main characters - Mathematics (score for the number minded!)- Fact based characters woven inI anticipated enjoying this novel, but it surpassed my expectations. I especially loved Margot. Her dry sense of humor and mind filled with numbers made me smile. This novel was simply delightful.Now for Barclay's story...

  • m a r y l i z
    2018-08-28 13:48

    This book destroyed me.And I love it for it.Lovely Things:- Willa. Let's just get this out right now: I'm obsessed with all these characters. Willa reminds me a lot of Rosemary, but she's still uniquely Willa. Afraid to love because that opens her up to hurt. Prickly as a cactus on the outside yet soft as a marshmallow on the inside. She's strong and sassy and spirited. Never afraid to speak her mind. Smart and attentive to allll the details. Full of passion, with music flowing through her veins.In short, she's pretty darn amazing.I absolutely love her character arc. LIKE I WAS CRYING, PEOPLE. Goodness. <3- Lukas. Ah yes . . . Lukas. ;) He was SO DIFFERENT from Peter. All flirt and sweet charm and tease. He about drove Willa crazy, and I loved that. xD Plus, he loves his family so much and has so much loyalty and dedication. He makes me smile and roll my eyes and asgfkfld he's TOO ADORABLE.Must say . . . nobody compares to Peter. (I want to marry him. *grins*) But Lukas was his own kind of darling, and he was p e r f e c t for Willa.- Margot. OH MY. I loooooooved Margot. She was so sharp and intelligent and over-analytical. She loves equations and puzzles and games of skill. She's basically a genius. Her stubborn will and cunning wit make her someone you don't want to mess with. Quite the firecracker, this one. ;)- The setting. World War I, Wales countryside, spies, ciphers, streets of London - THIS SETTING IS EVERYTHING. I absolutely loved everything about it! - The plot. Kind of tied into my last point . . . but c'mon. How can you not love this plot?? It's faster-paced than the first book, for sure, with lots of spies/double-agents/thievery going on. Plus just all the WWI tension. Throw in fantastic characters and two violinists and BAM you have perfection.- The writinggggg. Oh my gingersnaps . . . THE WRITING. I could flail forever and a day about the writing style, but I kind of already did in my review of A Name Unknown. Needless to say, Roseanna M. White's writing is flawless.- The music. My music-loving heart is so full right now. I basically am 1000% more likely to enjoy a book that has music as part of the plot, being a violinist myself. Just . . . all the descriptions and feelings and passions got me right in the feels. <333- The romance. *screams into the night like a caffeinated squirrel* (Squirrels totally scream DON'T DOUBT ME.) I don't know where to begin with these two little adorable charries. They are the perfect match, through and through. Willa's aloof yet passionate demeanor, paired with Lukas's teasing and lively personality = EVERYTHING I EVER NEEDED. I love these two together.- THE WHOLE FREAKING THING. This book is just everything I love and more! The faith elements, Willa's family (BARCLAY THOUGH <3), the wonderfully human side characters, the rich writing style, the setting, the romanceeeee *swoon*. . . I loved it all.Not-So-Lovely Things:- Honestly? Not much at all to mention here. I did get a little annoyed with Willa at times when she (view spoiler)[kissed Lukas even when she didn't have any intentions of pursuing a relationship at the time.(hide spoiler)] Overall, I loved the book - it completely earns all five stars - but it just CAN'T match up with the first one, no matter what other people say. ;) A Name Unknown is one of my favorite books of all time, if not my very favorite. It was on a completely different level of five-star love, if that makes any sense. BUT YES. If you couldn't tell, I adored this story and am dying as I await book three to come out. It features Barclay (!!!) and I couldn't be more thrilled.CONTENT:Can't remember everything, but it was more romance-heavy than the first book. Some kissing occurs, mentions of Lukas being a scandalous playboy in the past and making decisions he regretted (not too detailed but still not something I would want a younger reader to encounter). Forms of British "cursing" (blazes, blasted, etc.) Some wine is consumed. Not much else that I remember? Nothing I would ever feel uncomfortable with, but I would probably recommend this to people about 15+ for interest levels and details about Lukas's past. :)I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.5 stars!

  • Shantelle
    2018-09-11 10:46

    I was looking forward to returning to Roseanna M. White's new series set in early 1900s England by reading A Song Unheard! Though I didn't like it as much as the first book, it still made an intriguing and lovely read.It was wonderful to get Willa Forsythe's story. Delving into her past was heart-wrenching ... especially seeing how it affected her present and future. Seeing her love for the violin and how God reached her through music was poignant. Her life as a thief and spying job were rather interesting to read about. And her family. ^_^ Are they ever dear. I must admit, I wouldn't mind getting a story about Barcley! I really loved him in this book, though he didn't get much "screen time". And Margot! She was rather delightful to read about! Very much a unique character. There were a lot of characters who caught my interest.So though the story moved slowly, and wasn't exactly to my taste, the characters kept me reading. The ending was good! And I'm looking forward to reading the last book in this series.The facts and things having to do with World War I were intriguing to me. Spies. Secret Codes. Music. Redemption.The faith theme was touching. I felt a couple quotes that especially touched my heart.The romance wasn't my favorite ... I didn't like Lukas like I liked Peter (from the first book) perhaps? But it was still sweet.In any case, I'm looking forward to finishing this series!I received a copy of A Song Unheard from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

  • Chautona Havig
    2018-09-03 08:53

    In a sequel even better than the first book, A Name Unknown, Roseanna M. White has given us everything you could want in a book. Characters that dance off the page—sometimes marching to the beat of their own inner-drummer and other times waltzing across to the tune that only they can hear. The rest weave in and out with perfectly synchronized movements to the melody of the plot and the harmony of the setting.I said A Song Unheard was my most anticipated read of 2018. Yeah. It didn’t disappoint.So often in fiction, particularly historical fiction, description destroys that ideal of each word holding meaning. Instead, they drip from the page with excess floridity. Loquaciousness becomes verboseness until the story is weighed down with details that while interesting alone, do nothing to serve the story. And at that point, they no longer become interesting.This book has so much to recommend it—great attention to detail without excess verbiage to begin with. Characters who steal your heart and never waver from who they really are. An interesting plot with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing without making it ridiculous or implausible.Basically, I think I have my first book to make my 2018 awards.So, What’s Wrong with This Sequel? Why would I say that about a book I practically begged for a review copy for?Book three—it’s not available. That’s a problem. There’s just something wrong about not having Barclay’s story. As I got to about chapter three, I realized that I’d not be satisfied with this story. I’d need more. Let’s face it; I’d need his.And I do.So how do we fix this lack of a sequel? I appeal to Bethany House. Release that sucker. Yesterday would be preferable, but I’ll settle for today. Or tomorrow. I’m okay with that, too. But today would be best.No really. I have almost no qualms about this book. And considering that I read an ARC that might not have final edits in it, my tiny quibbles might not even be in the final thing. A few mixed pronouns and such… who cares? You have characters like Willa—someone I totally get, by the way. Wales! The book is set in Wales!And, then Margot… oh, how I loved that little girl who didn’t know how to be a little girl. I understood her so.Recommended? Um, yeah! If you like a bit of intrigue, a lot of verbal sparring, a romance that isn’t drippy… Wait. I have to say something else there, too. The romance in this? It got me. Not only that, it held me. I cared about it—as an element by itself. Cheering for a couple, ranting when they are being stupid.There wasn’t any of it I didn’t love. Even the stupid kisses didn’t get to me, but then Lukas had the decency not to require my freezer to get through them. 😉You know what? I’m going to redo my recommendation. If you like Christian fiction with a genuine, slow grasp and acceptance of faith, just get the book. Seriously. I can’t imagine how you would regret it. I just loved every minute, and I really didn’t have TIME to read it. Sometimes, who cares what other things are getting neglected in favor of it. Just sayin’.

  • Courtney Clark
    2018-09-13 07:59

    A Song Unheard is a novel for anyone who loves history or music. Set during the early days of WWI, it portrays a unique era, a slice of history, and the trials ordinary people endured. I liked that it showed multiple intertwining viewpoints-- that of a spunky thief-turned-government aid practically working as a spy (Willa), a refugee estranged from his family and struggling to maintain his normal lifestyle (Lukas), and that of an intelligent young lady hiding her true identity in German-occupied Belgium (Margot).In their own ways, they each learn important lessons of faith. What stands out to me the most is Willa's realization that the loving FAMILY she has is wonderful, but that the love of a Heavenly Father can be all-encompassing and accepting far beyond any human connection she might seek.These twisting perspectives all tell a seamless story with action, intrigue, and true acts of heroism. Interspersed with it all is a romance that grows naturally even while the characters themselves are often (comically) unaware of their deep connection.And OH, the music!!! The music lover in me swooned a time or two while reading Lukas and Willa's musical scenes. I have never read a story that incorporates the emotions and visceral feelings music can evoke in mere words and paragraphs. It was so vivid, I could almost hear Willa's song in her heart. The journey of the characters could be likened to a song that has mournful minor strains and moments of pure joy. All of it works together to present a piece of art: in this case, a musical story that incorporates both historical suspense, romance, and faith.Thank you to Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley for the opportunity to review a complimentary copy of this book. This is my honest review.

  • Rebecca
    2018-09-26 14:06

    "For the sake of the music. - Lucas De Wilde."Lucas De Wilde, a world renowned violinist, finds himself recovering from a gunshot wound and virtually exiled in Wales, forced to flee his Belgium home at the onset of the World War I invasion by the Germans. His now deceased father, was a brilliant cryptologist, making Lucas and his remaining family members a much sought-after German commodity. When Lucas becomes strategically acquainted with Willa Forsythe, he has no reason to believe that she is anyone other than who she purports herself to be; a captivating young woman with a prodigious musical talent."He is just a mark." Accomplished thief Willa Forsythe has a job to do; meet Lucas De Wilde, pilfer his father's cypher key, and get out of Wales. If only life were so simple; no flirting, no international spies, no breaking of hearts, . . . . . . . apparently Willa is not the only one in Wales following Lucas De Wilde, and in essence, following her. "With greater risk, comes greater reward", yes . . . but at what cost to those she loves? The music in her head is sounding all wrong. This beautifully composed story deserves to be savored; reading every word, listening to every conversation, appreciating characters who come to life on the page, absorbing every note of the song unheard. I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated are entirely my own.

  • Hayden
    2018-09-12 09:51

    The more I read Roseanna M. White's novels, the more I'm sure she's becoming one of my favorite Christian fiction writers. She takes a lot of the stereotypical elements in Christian and romantic fiction and refashions them in new, dynamic ways so that they work without coming off as cheesy or cliched. (which I think I've mentioned in one of my reviews of her books before, but I guess it's worth saying again) However, she also throws in loads of unique material and ideas that are also supported by interesting and lively characters. A Song Unheard brings together a wonderful combination of elements that all converge in the early days of the first world war: music, spies, Belgian refugees, and cryptology.I didn't like A Song Unheard one as much as A Name Unknown, but then...that one is hard to beat. This one was a little more romance-heavy, and I personally didn't find the faith theme as compelling as I wanted to, but overall it was still a good book--and I especially loved how one character who was so clearly going to be the bad guy at the beginning was shown to be so much more complex. I was also really excited to get more time with Rosemary and Willa's brother Barclay, especially since he's getting his own book next. I'm already impatiently waiting for it!I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

  • Rachael
    2018-09-01 15:58

    “When you are ready, Jesus will forgive you.”This book totally enraptured this reader. First of all, there aren’t many books set in WWI. I love books that pick an unusual time, place, and setting- this one did!The book has amazing facts, full of history, and the relationships between the characters is so well done. The book flows amazingly well, and was impossible to put down. Yet, I tried to savor every page.I enjoyed everything about this book. The scene, the characters, the plot, and faith thread that leaves hope which I love in books. This one isn’t totally predictable either which makes it a great story!I lost sleep with this one...and heard the song of sadness and mourning...but most of all the tune and words of hope. This book is fantastic, and I eagerly await, and not so patiently, the third book in this great series.My first words after I read it-Amazing, Enthralling, inspiring, Awestruck. Such a well written novel set during WWI. Not sure I’ve read a book like this since the Thoenes! I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  • Eva
    2018-09-19 12:12

    Actual rating: 4.5OH MY WORD THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. I think I liked it better than A Name Unknown - actually, I know I do because I use 'love' to describe my reaction to this book and 'like' to describe my reaction to A Name Unknown. The characters were spot on and wormed their way into my heart so quickly. Like all of Rosanna M. White's books (that I've read so far) it took me a bit to get into the story, but once I did...GAHHHH.

  • Chloe (aka Crystal)
    2018-09-07 09:03

    RTC, but just know that I am fangirling over this series <3

  • Kara
    2018-09-14 13:48

    I've been hearing nothing but rave reviews for Ms. White's stories for a few years now, so she's been on my radar. And after seeing the same gushing over this particular story, something about it convinced me I needed to try it. I'm so glad I did! Because the chemistry between Willa and Lukas...?? Oh my stars!!! :DYet it's not just their chemistry, I think my favorite part is simply how music resonates for both of them. It reaches down deep in their hearts and settles there, inspiring and encouraging them. The way Willa, especially, gets swept up in her violin playing struck me from the very first pages and is why I, ultimately, decided to bring this one home from the store. (Although I can't deny that the romantic tension was also a big factor in that decision! ;)The combination of connecting with the characters and their delightful romance, as well as the building tension of the mysteries to be uncovered, all come together to create a beautifully written story. I was thoroughly swept up and closed the final pages with a happy sigh. It's a keeper, friends! For sure.

  • Dawn
    2018-09-01 14:14

    This one took me a little bit to get into, but once I was hooked, I couldn't put it down. I loved getting to know Willa and seeing more of Barclay and the others. Looking forward to book 3 about Barclay.One of the things I loved about this book was getting to know Lukas's sister Margot. She was such a fun character. I also loved Willa's surrender. I received a copy of this book from the publisher to share my honest opinion. My thoughts and opinions are my own.Recommended to fans of WWI, historical fiction, Roseanna White, Katie BreslinRating - 4 star

  • Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
    2018-09-12 12:45

    4.5 stars TOP PICK

  • Olivia
    2018-09-19 13:05

    This is me attempting a review. This is me sitting staring in space wondering where to begin.*takes a deep breath and begins*I expected a theme of music, but this book held even more than that. I enjoy music, but the depth presented in this book made me realize how much more I should appreciate it. Lukas and Willa both dwell on different aspects of music, but together it truly becomes alive. By the end, the song is heard in a beautiful way.To begin with, Lukas is nothing like Peter, and especially at the beginning I rolled my eyes at him so many times. But he is a dear man, and one that was hard NOT to like. Willa was fun to explore, and I loved all the intricate storylines to her character. But Margot probably was my favorite of the three. She was amazing! I was astounded at her knowledge at fourteen, and she made me appreciate mathematics so much more. I love how much she thinks and acts like an adult, and how the end came to play into the story for her ;) Then, there are the bad guys and fascinating characters along the way...like icky Corr and strangely interesting Mr. V. The setting is amazing, and I loved that this was during the early years of World War I. The facts about Belgium immigrants really fascinated me, and everything with finding the key astounded me even more. This whole book is rather shocking, to say the least!The romance irked me at times, because Lukas' attitude is not too unlike other playboy characters, who somehow find a girl that outdoes all the rest of the woman they've been around with (okay, okay, I concede that it's better than the fellow keeping on his rocketed path downward). Thankfully, we are never seen much of his past...just a couple hints here and there. Plus, the girl he picked was good for him after all. There are few kisses, a couple semi-detailed.Spiritual content came forth even more in this book than the first. I loved the progress of it, and how it played a factor into all three MCs. I would have liked to see a little more with Lukas in the end, like Willa, but he obviously had changed for the better ;) There was a good thread of Salvation which I very much appreciated. Now to the writing style...some moments it positively irritated me. There were lots of fragment sentences and run-ons. Grammar teachers would be horrified! But somehow, this author writes it in such a way that pulls you in and in general I couldn't find much fault with it, except that I do love sentences that hold long, beautiful descriptions. I simply can't wait to read Barclay's story. I absolutely loved him in this book, and would have been happy to see more of him!! This story has a lot of depth and feeling, and will hardly leave you without some expression of amazement by the end ;)

  • Maddy
    2018-08-28 11:55

    Oh my goodness, where do I even start with this book?? I have heard lovely things about this author and jumped at the chance of reviewing this. I had high expectations for this book and wow, it was even better than I thought it would be. I have definitely found a new favorite author.THE SETTINGThe setting of this book was so perfect. London, the war, spies, music sheets, violins, fancy dinner parties, the little French phrases thrown in. Ah, I completely fell in love with this story. The authors writing style is beautiful and I was immediately pulled into the story. THE CHARACTERS Oh my goodness, these characters. <3 Lukas and Willa were so different yet so perfect for each other. I don't know why but I really liked that Willa was a theft?? I feel like it suited her character really well. And then there's Lukas De Wilde.. the guy who's used to flirting with every girl until Willa comes along. Their relationship from the beginning was so cute, and yet most of the book she was trying to steal from him. I loved it. ;) Jules was also a favorite character of mine. I loved the friendship that he and Lukas had. I also really enjoyed the parts with Margot and her mom. I loved that the De Wilde family was included in the story. I thought that Gottlieb was a good fit to their part of the story, and I really liked learning more about him as the story went on. I was very impressed with this book. The writing was delightful and I couldn't put it down. This book is a new favorite of mine, and I definitely recommend it!"I received a free copy of the book from Bethany House in exchange of my honest review. I wasn't required to write a positive review and all thoughts are my own."

  • Megan
    2018-09-02 14:56

    “A Song Unheard” by Roseanna White is a masterpiece! This book is the second book in the “Shadows over England” series, but it can be read as a standalone. Ms. White’s writing is lyrical. She crafts her own song through storytelling. This story is filled to the brim with so much to love! There is danger, mystery, spies and romance. There is also a lot of faith content. And one must not forget the music! Ms. White obviously knows a lot about music and the violin. The music lover in me loved reading about the characters—their passion for music and how they experience it. The characters are so well written in this book! They are real and very relatable. I love Willa’s (our heroine) stubbornness, even though it is sometimes to her detriment. Willa thinks she’s never enough, making it hard for her to accept God’s love. Our hero, Lukas, goes through a faith journey. He begins as a ladies’ man, but later starts to pray and talk to God. Ms. White has her characters grapple with hard questions of faith, the existence of God, war, and whether it’s okay to lie for a greater cause.“A Song Unheard” is akin to a beautiful symphony. I love the overall message of using the gifts God has given us and not hiding them from the world. Ms. White hits all the right notes with this one!Content: This is a clean read, besides a couple of minor things. Some examples are: talk of a man possibly getting a girl in a compromising position, a character thinks of “choice words,” a character mutters a “near-curse” and a curse which isn’t written.Rating: I give this book 5 stars!Genre: Christian Historical Fiction; RomanceI want to thank Roseanna White, Bethany House Publishers, Celebrate Lit and NetGalley for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.

  • Rachel McMillan
    2018-09-05 13:59

    With White's customary historical efficiency and readable style, A Song Unheard may not hold the intuitive passion of the first in this series, A Name Unknown, but it does whip quite a dollop of suave sophistication as Willa Forsythe (London thief introduced to readers in the fist book) is pitted against the devastatingly charming Lukas De Wilde. Excavating little known tenets of the Great War while infused with a smile of an adventure you know the author was deliciously happy to pen, A Song Unheard is a complicated symphony at times bitter and sweet and never swerves into cliche due to White's competent pen. A nice bridge book to the bookends to the tale of Mr. V's elaborately skilled thieves during WWI and brimming with passion, humour and unexpected grace.

  • Amanda Tero
    2018-09-26 15:01

    There were so many aspects of this book that I loved. The thief family (yeah, I do like them even though they’re unlawful…the family aspect is wonderfully sweet!). The music (oh my, the music! Yeah, the music really sold me on this book.) The WWI era. The characters. The math. I think this just may be my favorite of Roseanna’s books (maybe it’s the music… it just may be the music…).Okay, now for cohesiveness.Willa was me written all over the pages. She’s a violinist, very confident, not so much into the romance, doesn’t appreciate change, etc. She wasn’t all me, though, because she starts out in the book pretty much doubting God’s existence—which was a fun journey to read. I am always interested to know how Christian authors will lead their main characters into salvation. Willa’s story was a powerful one, with a clear gospel message.Lukas was a very good character, as far as character development goes. At the start of the book, he wasn’t especially a moral character (references to him thinking nothing of lovely ladies slipping him their room key—though I will note that that was pretty much the extent given, no details added). But he had a very clear turning point.And Margot! I loved pretty much every portion of Margot’s POV. Her mathematical mind was crazy but super interesting. And the German officer in her story…I’ll not give spoilers, but there are times when I like my assumptions to be correct, and his story was one instance of that.The music. I just have to make a mention of the music. Because, obviously, this book was very much into the musical side (have I mentioned that already?). I really liked how Roseanna wove music into many of the pages of this story. Being a musician, I’m always a little wary about music in books—I don’t see it often, and sometimes when I do, it doesn’t feel real. But I applaud Roseanna on her inclusion of musical phraseology and expression. It added such a deep richness to this story! At the same time, it made the various characters really stand out, because I noticed their various personalities reflected in how they viewed life (Margot with mathematics, Lukas and Willa with music). The writer in me loved this story.Romance was in this book, for sure. Usually, Roseanna has a lot more romance than I particularly care for. This book was not over-the-top for me. Like I already mentioned, Lukas’ former loose morals are mentioned and there are a few allusions to immoral activity, but it was very minimal compared to Roseanna’s other books. As always, there was a strong spiritual thread through this book and a clear Gospel message. Some people may fault that not all of the Christians were not evangelical (there were priests and mass as well as Methodist), but Roseanna seemed to make it a point to bring out the salvation message according to the Bible, which I definitely cannot fault her for.Sometimes, Roseanna’s books are a little dark with the lack of good morality of her characters (which gives it a very real-world sense, it’s just a little dark for me). I finished this book and realized that I didn’t notice that same timbre running through the story—which, for me, is a definite plus.I’m going to give this a 5 star review and am holding my breath until Barclay’s story. After this book, he so needs his own story!*I received this book from Bethany House and happily provided my honest review*

  • Fiction Aficionado
    2018-09-08 14:46

    Encore! Encore! What a fabulous second instalment in Roseanna White’s Shadows Over England series. History, drama, romance, intrigue, and music melded together in this novel to create an engrossing read that became more and more suspenseful as the story continued. Willa ends up solidly in the sights of four men as she attempts to complete her mission: Mr. V, her employer; Brown, the mysterious German who tries to recruit her out from under Mr. V’s nose; Cor Akkerman, the Flemish refugee who follows her from London to Aberystwyth; and of course, Lukas De Wilde, the renowned violinist, who is intrigued by Willa’s intensity and raw talent. Willa plays an increasingly dangerous game as her loyalties are stretched and pulled and her safety threatened.Also very much a part of this story are Lukas’s mother and sister, currently hiding in Belgium under an assumed name. Lukas’s fourteen-year-old sister Margot, a mathematical savant, is the sole remaining repository of their father’s cryptology work after the Germans destroyed their home in Louvain, but Lukas has no idea whether they survived the attack. Aside from fulfilling his contract with the Belgian Symphony Orchestra, which is currently touring to raise money for the thousands of Belgian refugees, and unravelling the depths of the oh-so-intriguing Willa Forsythe, his overwhelming concern is locating his mother and sister and smuggling them out of Belgium.If the plot isn’t enough to draw you in, then the characters certainly will be. They are so sharply drawn and engaging: Willa, stubborn and prickly and hidden behind the shell that has hardened over the years since she was abandoned as a child, but endearing all the same; Lukas, a charming flirt who very quickly turns devoted—if still flirtatious—suitor, much to Willa’s chagrin; and even Margot in her world of numbers and puzzles, living under the ever-watchful gaze of Generalleutnant Wolfgang Gottlieb.Amidst all of this drama and intrigue, Lukas and Willa are forced to look deep inside themselves, not just at who they are, but at who they could be. As Margot wisely points out, "There always comes a time for change, oui? When you are ready, Jesus will forgive you. ... [T]hat is when He can start piecing us back together."And I have to add a final word about the way in which music—particularly the way it speaks to Willa—was written into this story. Bellissimo!My love and enjoyment of this series knows no bounds, and I can’t wait for Barclay’s story!I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. This has not influenced the content of my review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.

  • Lynda Edwards
    2018-09-15 11:45

    This novel is set during WWI, a period that I haven't read a lot about. But White does an excellent job of placing the reader firmly within that time in history with details incorporated into the setting and dialogue, as well as using key differences to highlight how many decisions people made at this time were literally about life and death. Modern conveniences we take for granted are absent, leaving gaping holes in communication, for example. How could you possibly reach a loved one with no phone to do so--how do you even know they are still alive? This creates characters who are simultaneously different from us, and yet quite similar in ways that matter even more: family, struggle, loss, and faith give us commonality.I love how this particular story gives us characters with very unique abilities. From our heroine who plays the violin by ear to those with crazy math abilities that give them an advantage in developing or deciphering code, the insight into a mind much different than my own is fascinating. Perhaps the best part of the character development, however, is how these people are also shown as fallible human beings, who despite their incredible skills, are as flawed as the rest of us. The spiritual component is well-written, too. Both the main characters begin the book as skeptics, despite those who have poured into their lives before the opening lines. Moments of sharing lead to contemplation, often followed by unbelief tempered with respect for the other viewpoint. The resistance seems natural, but along the way, the desire to trust in the same God who provides the only solid ground in the war-torn world becomes irresistible and a beautiful picture of both surrender and profound blessing. As always, White expertly crafts her novel in layers of mystery, plot, complex characters, and a thoroughly researched historical setting. Add in a great romance and a touch of humor to keep things from getting too heavy, and this book is the best I have read so far this year—and I imagine it will be very difficult to budge from that top spot! I highly recommend it for those with an interest in World War I, violins, codes, or simply those who love a fantastic story! Thank you to the author and publisher, who provided a review copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable one and the opinions expressed are both honest and my own.

  • Kav
    2018-09-23 15:50

    Such an exquisitely beautiful book! And the title tie-in is just one of the many details that makes this a masterpiece of a story. There's depth of character, an inspiring faith thread and plenty of intrigue -- not to mention the kind of toe-curling romance that will leave your fainting couch in need of reupholstering 'cause you're going to wear it out with all the swooning you'll be doing over Lukas.Reformed rake. Squeal! Relentless in his pursuit. Squeal! Gentle and patient in that pursuit. Squeal! And full of humour. Squeal! Every time he grins...thud! Thud! THUD! Hence the broken springs in the aforementioned fainting couch. And Willa is so brusque with him but that doesn't faze him one bit. Like I said...relentless. My tummy is still doing back-flips.But as delicious as the romance is, there's a whole lot more to this story. We're right at the beginning of World War I and there's plenty of sinister afoot. The story flashes back and forth between Lukas and Willa in Wales and Lukas's sister, Margot, in occupied Brussels. Tension builds as various characters work at cross-purposes that place the De Wilde family in ever increasing danger.And then there's Willa's deception. My heart hurts just thinking about it. Because for all her bravado, she's protecting a hurting heart. Walled it up in a defensive maneuver and she has no intention of letting anyone, other than her family, in.And what a family! This is the second book in the Shadows Over England series and if you've read A Name Unknown, you'll recognize the rowdy clan Willa claims as her kin. No worries if you haven't read the first book, this one will serve as a sweet introduction. Just love the whole premise surrounding this series and the overlap of characters. I'm hoping every one of her adopted siblings gets their own story. That will keep Roseanna M.White's adoring public in good reads for a long time to come. And that makes me super happy.

  • Raechel
    2018-08-29 15:02

    This book was beautiful. I wasn’t sure how the next book in this series would stand next to the first, “A Name Unknown” (because I loooved that one), but wow! It exceeded my expectations. Utterly delightful, and vivid and strong. I love how it wasn’t ‘heavy’, but it was deep. It was so easy to get caught up into, and so refreshing. This is definitely one of those books that you don’t just read – you live in its pages. You feel like you know the characters personally – not like you’re just reading about them. Spectacular!And the settings were rich – London. Wales. Belgium.“A Song Unheard” really does pull you in effortlessly.There was so much to it, that I’m not even sure how to capture it all in my review! The music aspect was glorious. I’m not really a musician, but wow! Stunning. And the strength of family – maybe not by-blood-family, but still family. That was touching. And the faith-element – absolutely fantastic, and heartwarming. It was real, and not just ‘fluff’.The characters were all spot-on.Willa Forsythe…oh Willa. What a character she was! So developed, so complex, so broken, but so lovely. And strong. And willa-ful. ;) I loved her! What else can I say than that she was amazing? Her struggles, and trials – the walls she put up, and the ending conclusion – ahh, so good!Lukas De Wilde being a playboy – I was curious to see how his character would go. But wow, I loved him too! His flirtation towards Willa was extremely amusing, and his devotion endearing. He had great depth too, and I loved “getting to know” him and seeing his transformation in the book.Parts of this story shared the POV of Lukas’ sister, Margot. She was positively delightful! Her math-brain – goodness, I wish I had that! ;) And her loyalty to the Lord, and her faith – inspiring. I believe I heard that we’ll get to see more of her character in another series possibly? I sure hope so!“A Song Unheard” is full of so much beauty, and depth, as I said, it’s impossible to cover all of it within one review, but I definitely recommend it! Music, intrigue, danger, hard-won-romance, a family of thieves, a world-renowned violinist – this book is enticing to say the least! It’s lovely to have a series set during the start of WWI – and a series so well written at that!*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

  • Susan
    2018-09-23 09:08

    5 stars! I wish I could give it more!Brilliant! Many times the second installment in a series does not stand out. That is not the case with A Song Unheard. If it is possible, Ms. White continues to improve with each novel. While this is the second in the series, one can definitely read it as a stand-alone.Willa Forsythe has been given the biggest job in her career as a thief. She needs to secure a cypher key from a famous violinist, Lucas De Wilde. As WWI is breaking out on the European continent, this cypher key is wanted by people on both sides. This story is filled with suspense, intrigue and romance. It is also filled with many heart-warming and heart-breaking moments. I love Willa. She is a woman of contrast. At one moment, she can be bristly, filled with grit. But underneath the spunky exterior, she is vulnerable. Since childhood, she has been seeking to belong, to be loved....but too afraid to be left behind. Can she learn to open her heart, learn to place her trust in others and God? My musician's heart loved the role music plays in this story. As a violin prodigy, Willa is just beginning to understand how rare and talented she is.As expected, Ms. White has given her readers new characters to love. I love Willa's "family" and am looking forward to reading Barclay's story in the future. Ms. White skillfully weaves in historical detail that gives the story dimension. I always learn something new when I read one of her books. The story of the invasion of Belgium is not widely told. This reader is ready for an encore! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • Cafinated Reads Molly
    2018-09-20 14:12

    Another winner from the uberly talented Roseanna M. White. I sat down to read this book, coffee in hand (singing 'the' coffee jingle.....perhaps someday you blog readers will know just what that means!) to myself, and relaxing into my recliner. I was so reading to dive into this book. It was long awaited after reading A NAME UNKNOWN and falling in love. This book couldn't come fast enough for me. Did it disappoint? Oh no. No it did not. It gripped me, sent me spinning like I was on a tiltawhirl, and left me feeling breathless by the last page.Willa and Lukas....oh Willa and Lukas. What can I say about this tenderly created characters? They are real to me. They came alive with each page turn. Their story, their music, flowing together, each strand of their being becoming mine. I loved that feeling! Their feelings wrapped me up, making me a part of their lives. The faith and hope that is woven among these pages is beautifully done. I could heard the strands of the music coming from Willa's violin. I could feel the harmony of the love blending perfectly. Oh what a feeling that was! God's unending grace and mercy were the cords to this fantabulously written story. I absolutely recommend that you stop what you are doing right now, find a retailer and click on the "buy now" option. While it could be read as a stand alone, I still recommend you read book 1, A Name Unknown, to feel the depth, the fullness that these books can leave you with. This 5 stars times 50 worthy. This is two thumbs up, hats off, mountain top shouting worthy. Ms. White has once again fulfilled her duties of bringing forth a novel that her fans, old and new alike, will forever talk about. Well done, Ms. White! Well done! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from CelebrateLit/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

  • Deon
    2018-09-22 14:04

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