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The Melody of the Soul

By Liz Tolsma

Description:

It’s 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she’ll do anything to keep her safe—a job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them.

Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever.

Book Takeaway:

Music soothes the soul but Jesus saves.

Why the author wrote this book:

I was inspired by the true story of a Jewish woman in Prague who said that music was her savior during the Holocaust. I wanted to show that music is a beautiful thing, but only Jesus is our Savior.

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