Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CFBA: Then Sings My Soul

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Then Sings My Soul
David C. Cook (March 1, 2015)
Amy Sorrells


An Indianapolis native and graduate of DePauw University, Amy lives with her husband, three boys and a gaggle of golden retrievers in central Indiana. After writing and editing for her college newspaper, she combined a nursing degree with journalism and creative writing, which led to publishing and editing a wide array of medical and nursing writing and multimedia projects over the past 21 years, a position as director of communications of her church’s children’s ministry, as well as a weekly column for a local newspaper which ran from 2009-2012. She has been a two-time semi-finalist for the ACFW Genesis awards, and was the winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest.

When she’s not reading or writing, Amy loves spending time with her three sons; spicy lunches and art gallery walks with her husband; digging in her garden sans gloves; walking her dogs; up-cycling old furniture and junk; photography; and friends.


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, 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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Then Sings My Soul, go HERE.


This book was AMAZING....the best book I've read in some time.

As you read the book goes from Nel's voice to her father's which takes you back to the twentieth century Europe.  I did not find the switching of time periods confusing, it all flowed extremely well.

I felt horror, overwhelming sadness, and glimmers of hope while reading.  Sad for Jakob's haunting past, the past that has kept him trapped his entire life.  Sad for Nel as she struggles with losing her mom and finding her dad to be terribly frail and at the end of his life as well.  Even so, Nel finishes what her mom has started and helps her dad heal.  Nel also finds a way to heal from her past as well.

This book will make you think and you will go through all sorts of feelings, despite the sadness I'd call this book a 'must read' and I will most certainly read previous stories as well as future stories by Amy Sorrellus, I just wonder why it has taken me so long to discover her.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA


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