Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Blog Tour and Book Review: A Distant Melody

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres to read. And having accurate history and a stunning story make it all the more poignant and real to a time I never lived through.


A Distant Melody was just such a novel. What I loved so much about this book was the uniqueness of the story. The hero and heroine are far from attractive in their own right, but to each other, they couldn’t find anyone more lovely. History was liberally spread and made real, but in a way that was never overbearing or confusing.

There is nothing clich├ęd about this novel, down to the struggles the hero and heroine face. Marrying someone who isn’t of the Christian faith, lying, obeying family or God, combine that with World War II and you have an enthralling book! I was anxious the entire way through to see how it would be resolved and how the characters would learn from their situation.

The beginning of the book was a tad confusing with a bunch of names and characters, but once it was all sorted out, it came together well and I enjoyed my time reading it. I cheered for the characters and hurt for them during rough periods. I would wholeheartedly recommend this book and eagerly await the second!
Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Donna at Revell for my copy to review.

4 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved this one and it's on track to being a favorite of 2010!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  2. I am looking forward to the sequel, it's shaping up to be a great read too! Thanks for stopping by Renee. :)

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  3. I have been wanting to read this one so bad!!!

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  4. It's a good one, Lindsey! :)

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