Saturday, February 17, 2018

Rebecca Reviews ~ A Song Unheard by Roseanna White

Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make 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 in 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.

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Rebecca's Review
5 STARS!!!

"For the sake of the music. - Lucas De Wilde."

Lucas De Wilde, a world renowned violinist, finds himself recovering from a gunshot wound and virtually exiled in Wales, forced to flee his Belgium home at the onset of the World War I invasion by the Germans. His now deceased father, was a brilliant cryptologist, making Lucas and his remaining family members a much sought-after German commodity. When Lucas becomes strategically acquainted with Willa Forsythe, he has no reason to believe that she is anyone other than who she purports herself to be; a captivating young woman with a prodigious musical talent.

"He is just a mark." Accomplished thief Willa Forsythe has a job to do; meet Lucas De Wilde, pilfer his father's cypher key, and get out of Wales. If only life were so simple; no flirting, no international spies, no breaking of hearts, . . . . . . . apparently Willa is not the only one in Wales following Lucas De Wilde, and in essence, following her. "With greater risk, comes greater reward", yes . . . but at what cost to those she loves? The music in her head is sounding all wrong.

This beautifully composed story deserves to be savored; reading every word, listening to every conversation, appreciating characters who come to life on the page, absorbing every note of the song unheard.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated are entirely my own.

Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

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