A Song Unheard

A Song Unheard

Shadows Over England 2

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Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes 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 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.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group, 2018
ISBN: 9780764219276
Characteristics: 403 p. ; 22 cm


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Kim Potter
Feb 22, 2018

This second installment in Roseanna White’s Shadow’s Over England series is a sweet melody with a little intrigue thrown in for good measure. It’s the start of World War l and England is looking for any advantage over Germany that they can find. Willa Forsythe is a first-rate thief. She can also play the violin. That’s why she is chosen to steal a cypher key from the famous violinist, Lukas De Wilde. Willa’s journey is a hard one, shaped by her past. She eventually learns to trust in not only other people but in God. I really enjoyed the musical aspect of this story. I was hoping for more from some of the secondary characters. Hopefully we see more of them in the next book. So, A Song Unheard did not disappoint. It was everything you would expect from Roseanna White. I can’t wait for the next one!

I received this book from Bethany House publisher’s in exchange for my honest review.

Jan 18, 2018

I do believe I enjoyed “A Song Unheard” better than Book 1 in the series, “A Name Unknown”! Willa is an intriguing heroine in whom I saw much of myself. She returns stares with a hint (or more) of challenge, and I couldn’t help but be amused by her skepticism of Lukas’ expressions of amour (which she should rightly have been, regardless of how genuine he and the reader know them to be). Willa gives as good as she gets.

In turn, Lukas is entirely endearing, and not just because his arm gives him so much grief. His love of music and family, and ongoing quest to locate his mother and sister back on the Continent, are admirable.

The book is a good length, clocking in close to 3 hours even for me, a self-professed speed reader, and allows sufficient time for their story (and stories) to play out. Now, if only Book 3 were available...

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.


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