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.
There is no doubt about it. World War II was a cruel war – especially for those in Europe whom Hitler deemed to be inferior. Promises were made and broken time and time again to get the undesirables to do or say what the Nazis wanted. For some German women, their only role was to stay out of their husband’s business and produce children for the Fatherland. Those aspects of the war are brought to life through the main characters and story line of When the Heart Sings. You will feel the frustration, sadness, and horror as the events unfold in the lives of Natia and Elfriede and their husbands (one a prisoner/laborer and the other in charge of the prisoners/factory). Author Liz Tolsma researched a somewhat unknown aspect of the war and told it through a compelling novel. It wasn’t until recently that I became aware of the Polish labor camps. Up until this point all I had heard of were the camps where the Jews were sent. Accurate historic details are important to the author and the book seems to represent that. Her end notes explain details of the story that could be misunderstood – something I appreciate in an author. I enjoyed this novel and will be placing it in the school library for my high schoolers and adults. I want to thank Liz Tolsma, Gilead Publishing, and JustRead Publicity Tours for the review copy. I was not required to give a positive review.
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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