Music crosses racial, ethnic, and cultural lines. It soothes the soul. It tells a timeless story. In "The Melody of the Soul" by Liz Tolsma, music becomes the lifeline for Jewish Christian Anna Zadok and her grandmother and Nazi officer Horst Engel during WWII. Anna's family is deported from Prague, leaving her to take care of her grandmother. But soon after her family's deportation a Nazi officer moves into the ground floor apartment making Anna's life more tension filled and fearful. Her only solace is playing her violin which the Nazi Regime has declared illegal. But Anna continues to play. Officer Horst hears Anna playing, the music penetrating his soul, his psyche. When it comes time for Anna and her grandmother to be deported, Horst risks everything to save them.
The story is quite moving, tears will fall for the cruelty to mankind and as one cheers for this displaced group to out-smart the Nazis.
I received a complementary copy of this book from Litfuse and was under no obligation to post a review.