The Melody of the Soul (Music of Hope #1)

The Melody of the Soul (Music of Hope #1) By 1943, Anna Zadok, A Jewish Christian Living In Prague, Has Lost Everything, Including Her Career As A Concert Violinist And Almost Her Entire Family The Only Person She Has Left Is Her Beloved Grandmother, And She S Determined To Keep Her Safe But Protecting Grandmother Won T Be Easy Not With A Nazi Officer Billeted Below Them.Anna Must Keep A Low Profile There S One Thing She Refuses To Give Up, Though Despite Instruments Being Declared Illegal, Anna Defiantly Continues To Practice Her Violin She Has To Believe That The War Will End Someday And Her Career Will Be Waiting Fortunately For Anna, The Officer, Horst Engel, Enjoys Her Soothing Music It Distracts Him From His Dissatisfaction With Nazi Ideology And Reminds Him That Beauty Still Exists In An Increasingly Ugly World.When His Neighbors Face Deportation, Horst Is Moved To Risk Everything To Hide Them Anna Finds Herself Falling In Love With The Handsome Officer And His Brave Heart But What He Reveals To Her Might Break Her Trust And Stop The Music Forever The characters in The Melody of the Soul are a study in internal contrasts Anna, a Jew by blood a Christian by faith Horst, a man of faith forced to become a soldier for the Nazi regime even though he believes what they are doing to the Jews is wrong on all levels Note In our reactionary culture, the thought of a Nazi officer falling in love with a Jew and vice versa is a fine line to walk in a novel But I think the way these characters are presented, and the way they wrestle wit The characters in The Melody of the Soul are a study in inter
FTC DISCLOSURE I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which was not required to be positive.What a powerful, exquisite story It was gripping, emotional, and heartrending From the very first line, it was immersive and well expressed The beautiful setting of Prague, Czechoslovakia now Czech Republic and Slovakia , came alive with the inclusion of the Charles Bridge and other sights, sounds, and scents The heartbreaking setting of Theresienstadt
Life Fully Booked Review of The Melody of the SoulThis tale reaches into the depths of darkness, but shines light into the grace of Jesus, the grace only He can provide in dark times Books like this one show us that human kindness a
Liz Tolsma is a true wordsmith She paints a picture a realistic one but not always a beautiful one The picture is of occupied Prague in WWII Times have been trying for Anna Zadokova and her grandmother She has been separated from the rest of her family and the lifestyle that she knew with her musical family as a promising violinist She is not only of Jewish descent but grew up as a Christian as well But as far as the Nazi s are concerned, that she is a Jew is all that matters Train up Liz Tolsma is a true wordsmith She paints a picture a realistic one but not always a beautiful one The picture is of occupied Prague in WWII Times have been trying for Anna Zadokova and her grandmother She has been separated from the rest of her family and the lifestyle that she knew with her musical family as a promising violinist She is not only of Jewish descent but grew up as a Christian as well But as far as the Nazi s are concerned, that she is a Jew is all that matters Train up a child in the way that he should go and he will not depart from it Proverbs 22 6 could be a theme for the characters in this book Anna and her brother David have been raised in a loving Christian home, although David has joined his friends in a new philosophy Horst Engle, a Nazi officer in charge of preserving arch
Because I am a fan of all stories WWII, this novel would have enticed me to read But, it took the story telling itself to hold me tightly to its pages until the end.I am usually reading 2 to 3 novels at the same time Located all over the house, wherever I happen to be there is a book I can pick up and continue on in its story line No I don t ever get confused which one I m reading, the plot, nor the characters What I found interesting is that while I was reading this one, I kept sacrifi Because I am a fan of all stories WWII, this novel would have enticed me to read But, it took the story telling itself to hold me tightly to its pages until the end.I am usually reading 2 to 3 novels at the same time Located all over the house, wherever I happen to be there is a book I can pick up and continue on in its story line No I don t ever get confused which one I m reading, the plot, nor the characters What I found interesting is that while I was reading this one, I kept sacrificing progress on the others and kept seeking this one ou
Reviewed at The Power of Words Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma is a fine tuned work of art and as such, I find it difficult to express my thoughts in mere words It is moving, gripping, compelling, and thought provoking I was hesitant to read it at first and wanted to turn away at times, yet I couldn t It is a story of trust in the midst of deepest darkness, of compassion in the face of man s inhumanity and it will linger long after the last page is turned.First, Reviewed at The Power of Words Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma is a fine tuned work of art and as such, I find it difficult to express my thoughts in mere words It is moving, gripping, compelling, and thought provoking I was hesitant to read it at first and wanted to turn away at times, yet I couldn t It is a story of trust in the midst of deepest darkness, of compassion in the face of man s inhumanity and it will linger long after the last page is turned.First, a confession For the most part, I can t deal with stories that have a Holocaust theme and try to avoid them But in this case, it was the music something I could e
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this All opinions are my own Note Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.Content Review Christian or Secular ChristianProfanity Anna is referred A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this All opinions are my own Note Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.Content Review Christian or Secular ChristianProfanity Anna is referred to as a Jewish whore on several occasions.Sex NoneViolence Non graphic.Trigger Warnings Some readers will be deeply saddened by the depiction of the holocaust.Disclosure The holocaust was a dark time in history and many books can become graphic and border on disturbing to readers I do not feel that this book crosses such lines.If you ve followed my reviews for any amount of time you
The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma is set during World War II and focuses on a young, Jewish woman living in Prague It explores some of the horrific happenings during the Holocaust and weaves a story of Jews who hid, trying to escape the horrors being forced on them.Book one in the MUSIC OF HOPE series, this novel is filled with drama, sorrow, action, and glimmers of hope.So, though The Melody of the Soul did keep my attention and I felt like I learned someabout this particular war, the The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma is set during World War II and focuses on a young, Jewish woman living in Prague It explores some of the horrific happenings during the Holocaust and weaves a story of Jews who hid, trying to escape the horrors being forced on them.Book one in the MUSIC OF HOPE series, this novel is filled with drama, sorrow, action, and glim
I find it quite disconcerting to read of the soul searching inner turmoil and the bitter and senseless mistreatment of others that are found in stories that involve the treatment of Jews and those who helped them during World War II Horrific Inhumane Senseless Evil I find, too, the strength of people faced with such calamity encouraging to my weak spirit as I read of their inner strength and faith when faced with the horrors of the time.In The Melody of the Soul the author writes of loss of I find it quite disconcerting to read of the soul searching inner turmoil and the bitter and senseless mistreatment of others that are found in stories that involve the treatment of Jews and those who helped them during World War II Horrific Inhumane Senseless Evil I find, too, the strength of people faced with such calamity encouraging to my weak spirit as I read of their inner strength and faith when faced with the horrors of the time.In The Melody of the Soul the author writes of loss of faith and strength of faith She shows us the loveliness that is found in music reaching the depths of the soul caressing and gentling it to the point that one finds themselves settled, able to cope, and renewed The melody is not only in the music The melody is that which is in tune with the Almighty The God of the ages The Saviour.This is a lovely story but it is also one that wrenches the soul and the heart Those were times of much evil and much meanness toward thos
The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma is a fast paced, interesting glance into World War II in Prague I really enjoyed how Tolsma really gets into the heart of the issue and shows how the war affected each character Anna Zadok is a fascinating character who strives to bring music into the world while

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  • 320 pages
  • The Melody of the Soul (Music of Hope #1)
  • Liz Tolsma
  • 11 July 2017
  • 1683700406