Tuesday, May 14

Book Review: A Song of Silence by Steve N Lee

Author: Steve N Lee
Title: A Song of Silence
Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: ebook
Pages: 308
Published: May 14, 2024
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

War thrust them together. Love will tear them apart.

Inspired by a true story...

When the Nazis invade a sleepy Polish town in 1939, Mirek Kozlowski swears to keep everyone in his orphanage safe at all costs. However, despite his struggles and sacrifices, the war drags him and his children deeper and deeper into its violent nightmare.

With 89 children looking to him for hope, Mirek must do whatever it takes to protect them — no matter how criminal, distasteful, or perilous it may be.

And just when he thinks things can’t get any worse, the arrival of a sadistic SS captain brings unspeakable atrocities to his town — and surprisingly, a glimmer of hope for Mirek to save all those he cares about if only he has the courage to grasp it…

A story of love, bravery, and compassion, A Song of Silence explores history’s darkest hour and how, even in the face of overwhelming evil, one man can become a dazzling beacon of light.

Discover what it means to be human. Discover A Song of Silence.

I couldn't resist this because I have adored previous books by this author and there is something with books about the Holocaust and WWII that always calls my name. 

Here we follow Mirek Kozlowski who wants nothing more than to keep his orphanage safe and happy. Everything changes when the Nazis invade his small town. Despite Mirek and his crew's struggles and sacrifices, the war drags them all deeper and deeper into its violent nightmare.

I didn't want to put this down!! I found myself staying up too late reading. 

The story is tragic and heartwarming and gripping. I just wanted a happily ever after for everyone, but you know that isn't the case. Times are dark and the light gets dimmer, but never goes out. There is hope. 

The author really knows how to get the reader to think and feel. Especially at the end I felt a tear rolling down my cheek. So good! 

I had zero issues with this book. 

In the end, I def recommend this for people who want to read an amazing people story. This poor man and his community will go through a terrible time and it will hit you in the feels. 5 stars. 

ONE WORD SUMMARY: Enthralling 


Steve N Lee said...

Great review, Carole!
Thank you for sharing my new book with your readers. (And thank you for saying such nice things about the way I write!)
I'm so pleased you enjoyed Mirek's story.

Northwoman said...

I'm glad it was a great read for you. I don't often read in this genre.

Anne - Books of My Heart

Blodeuedd said...

Oh sadness.. one obvi knows from the cover already

Carole Rae said...

Steve, thank you so much for thinking of me for this. I really did enjoy it!

Anne, I go through spells. I'll read a bunch and then none for a while.

B, very...of course.

Jen Twimom said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much. Great find.

Carole Rae said...

So good!