Monday, January 22, 2018

The Melody of the Soul



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. The tour for 'The Melody of the Soul' by Liz Tolsma starts today and ends with a Facebook party on February 6! RSVP and enter today: http://litfusegroup.com/campaigns/melody-soul-liz-tolsma



The Melody of the Soul 



by Liz Tolsma 
Historical Fiction
Gilead Publishing

Music of Hope: Book 1


      



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.

My thoughts; THE MELODY OF THE SOUL is a hard book to read.  Realistic, based on the Nazi's trying to eliminate the Jews. I've read all Ms. Tolsma's previous books, and enjoyed them despite the hurt of knowing that this horrific event really happened in the World History.  

I'm also saddened that this isn't taught to children in schools, as someone (I don't remember who) said once "Those who don't remember the past are doomed to repeat it." My children had a Christian education and even there is wasn't touched upon in the history books. I assigned my daughter to read Tricia Goyer's WWII books and also Liz Tolsma's so she will know that these horrible things actually happened. 

Growing up, my best friend's family was German - from Germany. But not just German, but Jewish-German. Her grandparents and parents were actually IN German concentration camps. They didn't speak of the events with me, a mere child, but they did tell my mom who shared it with me years later. 

THE MELODY OF THE SOUL is also a romance, fueled by a mutual love of music.  

Fans of WWII fiction will want to read a copy of THE MELODY OF THE SOUL, but do keep in mind that it will make you cry. You'll need a box of tissue nearby.

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 



 Meet the Author


Liz Tolsma's specialty is historical fiction---from WWII to prairie romance. Her debut novel was a finalist for the 2014 Selah and Carol Award. She prides herself in excellent storytelling, presenting accurate historical details, and creating persevering characters. 

Liz is also a popular speaker on topics such as writing, marriage, living with courage, and adoption. She and her husband have adopted all their children internationally. Liz resides in semi-rural Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters; her son currently serves as a U.S. Marine. Liz is a breast cancer survivor and lives her life to the fullest. In her free time, she enjoys reading, working in her large perennial garden, kayaking, and camping with her family.




Find out more about Liz at http://www.liztolsma.com.








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, http://liztolsma.com/the-melody-of-the-soul/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">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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    3 comments:

    Marilyn R. said...

    The Melody of the Soul sounds like an intense book but worthwhile read. I've read a couple of books dealing with the destruction of the Jews. They are hard to read due to the intensity of the history. Thank you for sharing.

    Patricia Bond said...

    Looking forward to reading Melody of the Soul Enjoyed reading about the book and it's author Liz Tolsma I enjoy reading historical fiction and always looking for new books and authors to read. Thanks for the change to read and sharing

    Tiffany Hall said...

    I always find books set in this time in our history so interesting to read! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! Sharing on Facebook.
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