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3.07.2018

A Song Unheard ~ Review

A Song Unheard
Shadows Over England #2
By Roseanna M. White

Willa Forsythe has a new assignment - one that she had never thought would come her way. She is tasked with getting close to Lukas De Wilde because of his father. Lukas is believed to possess a cypher key created by his father and Willa is to secure it for the English government using her unique skills as a thief.

As a famous violinist, Lukas was touring when his home and country were overrun by the German army. With his mother and sister still somewhere in Belgium Lukas has little chance of finding them with his home gone. With her untrained natural skill with a violin Willa couldn't be more pleased with her assignment. But getting close to a mark is never a good idea especially this time.

With her past, Willa is determined to not get too close to Lukas especially with his reputation. And she's determined to not fall to the same fate as Rosie. Love is overrated and Willa knows she will never experience it - her parents proved that all too well when they abandoned her all those years ago.

But when it becomes obvious that others are after Lukas as well, Willa's mission has just become that much more difficult and she just may have to call on her "family" for assistance if she is to get the key before foreign interests claim it for their own.

A Song Unheard is set in 1914 during the early days of the First World War and is centered in Wales and Belgium as Willa and Lukas's stories play out while the life that his mother and sister unfolds in an equally intriguing manner.  This is the second book in the Shadows Over England series but one can read this book without first reading the previous book of the series A Name Unknown.  This book is complete in itself as it focuses on Willa as a primary character with the other characters in secondary or supporting roles. The story is easy to follow and quickly draws in the reader. This a story of second chances and finding a peace that is beyond what we can create for ourselves. I highly recommend this book for those who love historical fiction.

I was provided a review copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About the Book:
If Betraying Her Heart Means Saving Countless Lives, Will She Find the Courage?
Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a critical task at the outset of World War I--to secure a crucial cypher key 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 distraction he finds from his worry is in meeting the intriguing and talented Willa Forsythe.

But danger presses in from every side, and Willa knows what Lukas doesn't--that she must betray him and find that key, or her own family could pay the same price his surely has.