Review of The Melody of the Soul: Historical Fiction Set During the Holocaust

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I especially enjoy books set during World War 2, the Holocaust. Because of this my interest was peaked by the description of The Melody of the Soul. When I received this book to review, however, I was a little disappointed. There's a giveaway for this book, so make sure you read through the end. :-)

Historical Christian Fiction Review
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About the Book...


From Amazon's book description: By 1943, Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost everything, including her career as a concert violinist and almost her entire family. The only person she has left is her beloved grandmother, and she's determined to keep her safe. But protecting Grandmother won't be easy--not with a Nazi officer billeted below them.

Anna must keep a low profile. There's one thing she refuses to give up, though. Despite instruments being declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to practice her violin. She has to believe that the war will end someday and her career will be waiting. Fortunately for Anna, the officer, Horst Engel, enjoys her soothing music. It distracts him from his dissatisfaction with Nazi ideology and reminds him that beauty still exists in an increasingly ugly world.

When his neighbors face deportation, Horst is moved to risk everything to hide them. Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals to her might break her trust and stop the music forever. . . .


Historical Christian Fiction Review

My Thoughts...


As much as I wanted to enjoy this one, I really didn't. The dialogue seemed sort of choppy to me. And I didn't feel as if I got to know the characters very well. Many of the things that happened seemed pretty predictable, making me lose interest quickly.

All in all, it's a simple, quick read. It's Christian fiction and frequently presents a strong Christian message. If this appeals to you and you enjoy reading fiction from the time period, this may be a book you would like to check out. I give it 3 stars and a PG rating for content.

You can find The Melody of the Soul on Amazon here.

Review of Melody of the Soul, Christian fiction
I received a free copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated in any other way.


Travel back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Don't miss the new historical novel, The Melody of the Soul, by Liz Tolsma. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna's flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

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