Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for When the Heart Sings by Liz Tolsma, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: When the Heart Sings
Series: Music of Hope #2
Author: Liz Tolsma
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Natia has a secret, and she’s hiding him right beneath her captor’s nose…
The Nazis have forced Natia and Teodor from their Polish farm to a labor camp. When the couple is separated, Natia is chosen to be the housekeeper for the camp’s overseer, and Teodor is sent to work in the factory. Despite the strict camp rules—and the consequences for disobeying them—Natia finds a way to communicate with Teodor by sending messages through song as she passes Teodor’s dormitory.
The stakes get higher when Natia finds a Jewish orphan on the overseer’s doorstep. She is determined to protect the boy and raise him as the child she and her husband were unable to bear— but if her German captors discover how much she’s hiding, both she and Teodor may pay the ultimate price.
I just love, love reading about this time period in history. The emotions it evokes in me makes me yearn to know more about the people of that time. I want to know about their trials, so that I can, in some small way, help to not let their stories be forgotten. After reading an earlier one by this author, I was so excited to read this book! Let me tell you, it does not disappoint!
The setting: This story has just a bit of a different twist to it. Instead of the normal WWII story about Jews, this one is about Poles. And how they also had to lose their homes. And be herded to the labor camps. Because the Germans were determined to take over Poland. I will admit that prior to reading this book, I knew next to nothing of this.
The characters: Natia and Teodor. Elfreide and Erich. So much here. Pain. Fear. Love. Hate. Contrasts, and yet, there are some similarities…
It all felt so very vivid and real. I felt like I was right there with them experiencing what they faced.
If you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend this one!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(1) winner will receive (US only)
- a print copy of When the Heart Sings
- ‘Just One More Chapter’ throw pillow seen HERE
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 26, 2018 and last through 11:59pm December 3, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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