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.
IN MY OPINION
Granted, I was not a huge fan of my history classes in school, but it sometimes amazes me how there are still aspects of World War II I am unfamiliar with. I mean, I may not have paid a lot of attention in said history classes, but I’ve read a lot of World War II fiction and some non-fiction about this eara.
Yet Liz Tolsma takes a piece of our past—the persecution and imprisonment of the Polish citizens (including the Christians) by Germany—and immerses her readers in that world to the point you feel like you are living in the house with Natia or in the work camp with Teodore.
In When the Heart Sings, Tolsma shines a spotlight on the evil hearts of man—seriously, the Nazi Erich Fromme is a villain to the core of his being, one that I won’t soon forget—while also exemplifying the strength, bravery, and even kindness of the human spirit. It can be beaten down, bent, buried, but there is a piece of men (and women) that fights, refuses to be broken.
This book is filled with the atrocities of the Nazi regime so it’s not a light read, but every painful minute in the story is well worth it.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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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