By Roseanna M. White
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.
(Back cover summary from Bethany House.)
It is a special thing when you read the final pages of a novel, when you sigh a bit because it’s over, but feel that contentment that it ended—or rather began (for the characters)—just right.
After reading A Name Unknown, the first book in the Shadows Over England series, and meeting Willa, I was so excited for A Song Unheard. I love the musical elements of this book. Every part of this book sings, from the prose to dialogue, suspense to romance.
Willa is different. She’s tough and sharp, but when she picks up a violin, she softens. She’s a multi-faceted character, and Roseanna did a great job spinning her story, highlighting the hurts from the past and healing those.
Lukas was a great hero. Though a lady’s man at the beginning, he starts to change and becomes a truly great character. He’s heroic, loyal, and is duty-driven.
I really liked the alternate viewpoint of a secondary character. Her viewpoint was unique and fascinating. I personally would love to read more about her in the future.
While this book has a great plot that really drives you forward and keeps the pages turning, this is also a read to savor. Another must-read from Roseanna M. White.
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 .
(Biography from Bethany House.)
I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed are my own.