Monday, March 2, 2015

CFBA Review: Then Sings My Soul by:Amy K. Sorrells

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.

My Review:
 Nel Stewart never thought she would return home. But when her mom dies, suddenly she unwillingly heads towards home. Arriving back at home she finds her father in far worse condition then she thought. Having already talked to him on the phone prior to coming back she had no idea he had dementia. Nor did she expect to find that her high school sweetheart has returned, as well. seeing your high school sweetheart day after day isn't so easy---since Nel is still pining away for him.

 As Jakob, Anna's father constantly loses out on his present reality, he drifts back to when he was younger. Jakob escapes the Germans and retreats to New York where he finds the love of his life. But there is more to the story and Jakob must find a way to tell Nel before it's too late.

 A sweet, sweet story that will not leave my thoughts for a very long time!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.