Monday, March 2, 2015

CFBA - Then Sings My Soul

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.


This is a beautiful story. Although I had a little bit of difficulty with the beginning of the book--it seemed to bog down just a bit in excessive details of setting--it didn't take long before the pace picked up and the characters found a place in my heart. Amy Sorrels weaves the historic and contemporary threads of a man's live into a story of heartache, loss, beauty, and a reminder that God is always present and working in our lives, even--and especially--at those times He seems the farthest away. Add this to your spring reading list today. And don't miss the extra notes from the author at the end of the book as she explains the reason for the title and shares about the blue stone used on the cover. Highly recommended.


View blog reactions

No comments: