Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blog Tour: A Song Unheard

Blog Tour: A Song Unheard

About the Book


Title: A Song Unheard  
Author: Roseanna M. White  
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction  
Release Date: January 2, 2018

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the price. The only light he finds is meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe. But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn’t—that she must betray him and find that cypher, or her own family will pay the price as surely as his has.

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My Thoughts

Having read A Name Unknown, I looked forward to its sequel A Song Unheard. The writing is up to Ms. White’s usual standards: realistic dialogue, and vivid description that puts me deep into the hearts and minds of the characters and on the streets of WWI Europe. However, in an effort to bring readers who have not read book one up to speed, the first several chapters are filled with backstory which I found tedious. Willa’s childhood seems much the same as Rosemary’s (the protagonist in book one) that the beginning of the book feels repetitive. The plot is intriguing, and I enjoyed finding out that it is based on real characters. I love when fiction makes me want to learn more about real people and events. Willa and Lukas are endearing characters, ones who will stay with me for a long time. Their strengths and vulnerabilities make me examine my own life. I love Willa’s relationship with her brother, Barclay. Their snappy dialogue is fun and made me laugh out loud on several occasions. The tension and pace are ratcheted up in the last third of the story, and I set everything aside to finish the book.

I received this book for free from CelebrateLit Publicity, and a positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at

Guest post from Roseanna White

I started playing the piano when I was 7. I didn’t discover any long-dormant genius or anything, but I liked it. When my sister quit, I kept playing. In middle school, I switched teachers, and moving from the lady at my church that I knew so well to someone who was just my piano teacher made a difference in how I applied myself. It deepened my love of music. We all know how some random moments stand out forever in our memory. One such for me happened on the school bus. I was sitting with my best friend, talking about the new piano piece I was learning. “Via Delorosa” means Road of Sorrow, and it’s a song that tells musically about Jesus’ journey to Golgotha—ending with the faint chime of the nails being driven into his palms. As my beloved Mrs. Peto went through this song with me the night before, I remember her circling a D♯ that I’d missed and saying how important that note was. That it made the whole line weep. That it would make the hearers weep. An epiphany so huge I had to share it with my friend. A well placed sharp could make music weep! Who knew? That was but one lesson Mrs. Peto taught me in how music could evoke things words never could. A woman of strong faith, she also taught me how a song could preach the Gospel. Music can be medicine. It can be hope. It can be tears. It can be truth. Music can be Jesus to a hurting heart that turns its back on words. This is a lesson I never forgot, and I had it always in mind as I was writing A Song Unheard. In this story, both my hero and heroine are musicians—violinists. But Willa (who is SO STUBBORN) wouldn’t listen to words of faith from any of the people in her life “suddenly spouting such nonsense.” But then, in her darkest hour, she hears a slip of melody. And she realizes it’s the Lord. I pray as readers move through the story of Willa Forsythe—violin prodigy and top-notch thief—that their spirits’ ears hear more than words, more than just a story. I pray they hear the Lord whispering that ultimate song. The one that says, “I love you.” Want to hear the song Willa eventually wrote in the book? You can! The violin music in this trailer is officially dubbed “Willa’s Song” and written specifically for this book. I hope you enjoy it!

Blog Stops

Here are Roseanna's remaining blog stops:

January 11: Genesis 5020
January 11: Bookworm Mama
January 12: Blogging with Carol
January 12: Multifarious
January 13: Faithfully Bookish
January 13: Christian Bookaholic
January 13: Karen Sue Hadley
January 13: Mary Hake
January 13: A Greater Yes
January 14: Just the Write Escape
January 14: Texas-bookaholic
January 15: A Reader's Brain
January 15: Rachel's Backtalk
January 15: Smiling Book Reviews
January 15: Cordially Barbara
January 15: Pursuing Stacie
January 16: Kat's Corner Books
January 16: D's Quilts and Books
January 16: Big Reader Site
January 17: Mommynificent
January 17: Moments Dipped in Ink
January 17: Baker Kella
January 18: God's Little Bookworm
January 18: Allofakindmom
January 18: Inklings and Notions
January 19: Pause for Tales
January 19: Have a Wonderful Day
January 19: Just Commonly
January 19: Bibliophile Review
January 19: Janice's Book Reviews
January 20: Radiant Light
January 20: The Power of Words
January 20: Book by Book
January 20: CAC Devourer
January 20: Jeannette's Thoughts
January 21: Splashes of Joy
January 21: Neverending Stories
January 21: Faery Tales are Real
January 21: A Baker's Perspective
January 22: Margaret Kazmierczak
January 22: The PhD Mamma
January 22: Cafinated Reads
January 22: Daysong Reflections
January 23: Romances of the Cross
January 23: Purposeful Learning
January 23: Rachel Scott McDaniel
January 23: Carpe Diem
January 23: Simple Harvest Reads
January 24: Henry Happens
January 24: Joy of Reading
January 24: Telltale Book Reviews


To celebrate her tour, Roseanna is giving away a Grand Prize Package of a signed copy of the book as well as a lovely album of soothing songs based on the Scriptures called Hidden in My Heart (winner’s choice of CD or digital download)!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

1 comment:

  1. Is this giveaway over? I clicked the link and it didn't go anywhere. I was just wondering! Grin!