A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White
Genre: historical, romance, inspirational
Publisher: Bethany House
Date: January 2, 2018
Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon
Fiction Addict Scorecard: A
Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes 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 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.**
I really need to start this review by saying that Roseanna White’s books continue to completely blow my mind! Each one of them is filled with so many heart-wrenching, heart-stopping (and heart-melting!) events that it literally takes days for me to recover. After reading this one, I can seriously say that my poor heart can’t handle any more adventure at the moment. That being said, it is my hearty recommendation that YOU NEED TO READ THIS SERIES!!! (Yes, capitals AND exclamation points. Take this recommendation seriously! You should start with the first book in the series though. It’s called A Name Unknown.) Set during the beginning of World War I, it’s not what you might expect. In it, we see a different side of the war than what is usually covered. One of my favorite pieces here was The Belgium Orchestra Relief Fund that was based in Wales. And of course, as the title and cover suggest there’s So. Much. Music! I LOVE it!!!
One of the aspects of this story that struck me in the heart, is the fact that God knows us. I mean really knows us. Not only that, He will speak to us in a unique and individual way that will grip our hearts and truly mean something to us. For me personally, God uses books, songs, art, and dance (pretty much anything in the ‘arts’!) to speak life and truth into my life. For our character, Willa, well…you will have to wait and see how this turns out!
Lukas and Willa create the perfect romantic tension and through that, they remind us that no one is beyond saving. I absolutely adore Margot (Lukas’s sister) and am so glad that we also get to see this story from her perspective in Brussels. Her brilliant mind and unique gift for “puzzles” adds a whole different layer to the story. It just goes to show that when God has given us a gift, there are numerous ways that we can use it to help others and glorify Him.
If you love romance, mystery, history, and have a soft spot for music, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you will fall in love with Lukas, Margot, and Willa and her “family” in a heartbeat
**Synopsis from Amazon.com