Then Sings My SoulAmy K. Sorrells
When Nel Stewart returns home due to the sudden death of her mother, she realizes her beloved father, Jakob, is struggling with dementia. With the reappearance of a high-school sweetheart, deliveries from Ukraine addressed to her, and the discovery of a mysterious, vintag... Read More
With the reappearance of a high-school sweetheart, deliveries from Ukraine addressed to her, and the discovery of a mysterious, vintage aquamarine gemstone, Nel senses God is pulling her into the past to restore their faith and their futures. Told partially through Jakob's flashbacks of fleeing genocide-ridden eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel combines elements of mystery, history, faith and romance to reveal how God redeems the broken years ... and our future.
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- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Feb 10, 2015
- UPC: 9781434705457
- Volumes/Discs: 0
- Pages: 0
- Language: English
- BISAC: "FIC042000"
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- Fascinating and heartbreaking view into Ukraine's history at the turn of the century by SavingsInSeconds.com on 6/10/2015
The best part of this book was the background of Nel’s father, Jakob. His traumatic childhood was forever changed by terrible events that took place in the Ukraine, near the time leading up to the Holocaust. I wasn’t familiar with the historic events and details in the story, and it became a fascinating learning path for me. The atrocities faced by Jews during that horrible era of history cannot be fully measured, but Sorrells does an outstanding job of making the reader feel each painful moment in small Jakob’s life. Jakob’s brother Peter was a true hero in this story, and I would love to see a spin-off story about him.
It was hard for me to like Nel, which is unusual since I usually root for the main character wholeheartedly. She was a hippie sort of person, with dreadlocks and an artistic nature. I really liked those things about it. Other than that, Nel seemed very selfish and worldly. The book mentioned love affairs and similar suggestive encounters that had taken place in Nel’s life. That came as a surprise to me, coming from the David Cook publishing group. Although Nel went through some changes while she cared for her father, I didn’t see a real change of heart in her core beliefs.
I received this book to review. Opinions shared are mine.