Review: A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White

A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White
Victoria's Rating: 4.5 of 5 bookmarks

(Editor's Note: A Song Unheard is Book #2 in the Shadows Over England series. Click here to read Victoria's review of Book #1, A Name Unknown.)

This book was as near perfection as the last one. It had so many things to offer, so may secrets that needed to be discovered, and so many heartstrings it wanted to pull.

The characters, as per usual, were superb. So much thought and detail went into making them who they are that I couldn’t help but love them. Each of them. With their flaws, their strengths, their gifts, and their weaknesses. Miss White’s characters are always perfect. Not because they are without fault, but because they are so beautifully flawed as to be human.

I so enjoyed having a hero who was anything but. Seeing the Lord work in his life and turn him around was a delight instead of having a perfect hero who sweeps the heroine off her feet. We were given a flawed and broken man, who saw something beautiful but knew he needed God to change him before he was able to claim it for his own.

I also loved how Willa’s life had led her to a point of being fenced in by her own bitterness. It was a beautiful story, seeing these two come to Christ in their own ways.

And Margot. How could anyone not love Margot? The way Roseanna portrays the way she thinks mathematically could not have been more perfect! It was so deliciously delightful!

The storyline was one of twists and turns that left me surprised, awed, angry and even depressed. Each one of the characters had a distinct arc that was masterfully done. As was the case with book one, the historical detail that filled it was extensive and very fascinating! I learned quite a bit about WWI that I had never known before. Rereading the author’s note in the back of the book was also enlightening to the amount of historical detail throughout the book.

Now, to my favorite part. The music. Being a musician myself, the beauty and the reality of what music was to these characters was so real to me, that it made the book that much more enjoyable. It was so beautifully and realistically portrayed. Willa’s inner music and the way the story was woven around it made my heart sing. I related so much to Willa and the pull that the music had on her soul. It was written so cleverly, that even someone who doesn’t know the least bit about music could find it incredibly enjoyable.

There were so many things to love about his book and I am glad I purchased a copy. It is definitely one I will read again!

Content Advisory: Contains mentions of Lukas’s somewhat promiscuous life before he met Willa. There were some injuries, blood, gunshots, mentions of bombings, looting and of how the Germans killed some of the Belgians. Nothing explicit or detailed.

Recommended for ages 14+.

Victoria Lynn is a “Jane of all trades” who seeks to master them. She runs several small businesses and is the girl behind the blog, Ruffles and Grace. She is an Indie Author with a passion for literature and the written word. She lives in the glorious state of many lakes, Michigan, with her parents and eight siblings. She devours books and likes to say that if she could get paid for every book she has read, she would be a millionaire. Some of her favorite things to do include writing fiction, learning new things, acting, creating something with her hands and playing the piano or singing. She also is one of the founders of Ichthus Family Productions and seeks to honor the Lord in all that she does.

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