Review & Giveaway: A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White, Shadows Over England, Book 2

"Willa had never much cared for charm. And didn't trust any man who called her pretty?"

Title:  A Song Unheard
Series: Shadows Over England, Book 2
Author: Roseanna White
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date:  January 2, 2018
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction
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If Betraying Her Heart Means Saving Countless Lives, Will She Find the Courage?

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a critical task at the outset of World War I--to secure a crucial cypher key 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 distraction he finds from his worry is in meeting the intriguing and talented Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't--that she must betray him and find that key, or her own family could pay the same price his surely has.


MY THOUGHTS

A Song Unheard, the second installment of Shadows Over England by Roseanna M. White is like a perfectly composed piece - a melody that immerse listeners into their own worlds. My reading interests tends to lean towards strong heroines, and Willa Forsythe is as strong as they come. Let me clarify. I like a strong heroine, but there are times it can come off forced or too much. Yet, Willa is just the right balance of strength and sensitivity.

"'True love knows when the object of its desires is near.' At that, she rolled her eyes, as he'd known she would. 'What utter rot. I certainly hope you don't actually believe such nonsense.'"

If I can tell you my favorite parts of A Song Unheard, I would tell you it's the connection between Willa and Lukas. From their meeting to their flirtatious banters to the events that unfold, and can easily change their lives, I was enraptured into their relationship. He was simply a mark to her, or is he? Yet, his charm seems to ooze out of every word printed in this book. It was actually quite surprising, since he seem to be quite the downer (very understandable given his experience, and worry), but the moment these two were mentioned, sparks ignite. Sparks that like a moth to light, one can't help but gravitate towards.

". . . filling him from top to bottom, was a . . . longing. A yearning. Not to take, but to give. . . to give. . . that could make them soar like a sonata."
"It wasn't love at first sight. It was intrigue at first sight. . . Love at first listen.." 

Yes, the romance is beautiful, but I also love Margot. She is one of those characters I just can't help but love. Words aren't enough to say how I wish there will be more of her to come. Then there's the message of faith woven throughout that is just as composed, and like the music described, in harmony as well. I love how the image of the devastation of war can also be expressed in the message of restoration.

"War is knocking on our door, and it is bigger than any of us. But the Lord is bigger than war. HE will take care of us, if it is His will. And if it is not, then it will be to His glory. Rest in Him."

I never expected to love A Song Unheard more than the first book, A Name Unknown, but it is quite possible. I'll have to reread it in order to decide. There's something about this book, the romance, the characters, the story, but in the end I relish in the simplicity, yet fervent essence of faith the most. And I pray that A Song Unheard will be heard.

"Our faith is the rock we stand on. . . but we don't demand anyone else stand here with us. Though if ever you wanted to, there is plenty of room. God is real - my friend. And I daresay you have seen Him - you just didn't know it."


Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two kids, designing book covers, editing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books . . . .to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

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GIVEAWAY
To celebrate her tour, Roseanna is giving away a Grand Prize Package of a signed copy of the book as well as a lovely album of soothing songs based on the Scriptures called Hidden in My Heart (winner’s choice of CD or digital download)!!
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CONVERSATION

36 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Annie! And just FYI, Margot is the first heroine in my next series The Codebreakers. =)

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    1. Ahhhhhhh! Thank YOU Roseanna! Happy dance! 💃

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds amazing!! As a violinist, I’m always a sucker for a violin on the cover and a story of redemption. Looking forward to reading this author’s books. 😊

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    1. Ooo. I've always wanted to play a cello. And Nicki, you'll love Roseanna's stories!

      Another great story with a violin on the cover is A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander. Also a great one.

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  3. Great review. Really makes me want to read this book. Added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

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  4. This review alone is enough to make me want to read this book! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and being a part of this tour!

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    1. Thank you Connie! I am honored by your words. Thank you.

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  5. Sounds great and I love the cover! Good luck all!

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    1. Thank you! Me too. I think the covers for this series is just divine!

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  6. ohh this sounds so good. ahh love can creep into a persons life unexpectedly. It all depends what we do with it and how we respond. this is on my to read list
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  7. I haven't read a Roseanna M. White book before but I love this time period AND I love music so this seems like one that would be right up my alley. Would love to read this!

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    1. O.. It is good and having read several of Roseanna's books, I think you'll love it.

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  8. Having read A Name Unknown I’m looking forward to reading this one. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I am so looking forward to reading this book!

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  10. Thank you for the wonderful review! The cover is fabulous and I would love to read this one. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
    perrianneDOTaskewATmeDOTcom

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  11. I absolutely love Roseanna’s writing, especially A Song Unheard! Fantastic! So pleased to know that Margot will be featured in a new series! I just loved what Roseanna put in Margot’s head in this book! Numbers, formulas , it’s intriguing!
    Great review for a great book!

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    1. Me too! Happy dancing when I saw that! I just love Margot!

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  12. Your review makes me want to read this. As a musician myself, I always love finding characters who share my passion.

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    1. Thank you Danielle! O, this book is simply exquisite. I think you'll understand the music words more than me, but it was just great.

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  13. Book sounds like an amazing read. Really enjoyed the description of the book.

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    1. Dianne. It is good. Good good good. Can you tell I love this?

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  14. I've only read two of Roseanna's books, but thoroughly enjoyed them both. Would love to dive into this series!

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  15. I really enjoyed A Name Unknown so am looking forward to A Song Unheard. Thanks for the great review to make me want to read it even more!

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  16. I can't wait until I can read "A Song Unheard" by Roseanna M. White. It's definitely on my TBR list and I'm hoping very soon.

    Thanks for your wonderful review - which makes my desire to read it increase even more!
    2clown@arkansas.net

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    1. Thank you Kay!! Hope you get to read it soon!

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  17. I would love to read this. Thank you for the chance. Blessings

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  18. I'm so excited to read this! I enjoy strong heroines as well, and I love a storyline that prominently features music! Music touches my soul, and it's wonderful to read books that also do the same. :-)

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    1. I'm so with you on this Karen. Music does touch the soul. And it's almost like we can HEAR it off the pages!!

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