Thursday, February 16, 2023

THE SOUND OF LIGHT by Sarah Sundin, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

“I think light sounds like silence. The silence of someone concealing his nobility and sacrificing everything so he can quietly do great deeds.”

Set in Denmark against the backdrop of WWII, The Sound of Light is another masterpiece by talented author Sarah Sundin. Rich in historical detail and filled with colorful, courageous characters, it’s the story of men and women of the Danish Resistance who risk their lives to help others. Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt hides his identity to take messages for the Resistance in his rowboat across to Sweden. American physicist Else Jensen is living in Denmark and doing research. Sundin made these characters come alive on the page, and I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow and change.

“Sometimes silence takes much courage. . . Sometimes silence is nothing but cowardice.”

Filled with suspense, danger, and romance, this story was a treat to read. Themes of redemption, forgiveness, and courage add depth to it. I enjoyed reading the author’s notes which gave a little added history about the Danish resistance efforts. With the help of the pronunciation guide and glossary in the back of the book, which was a fun and useful addition, I even learned a little Danish. I recommend this book to those who enjoy well-researched and beautifully-written historical fiction. 

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Revell. All opinions are my own.4.5 stars 


BackCover Blurb:

When the Germans march into Denmark, Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt exchanges his nobility for anonymity, assuming a new identity so he can secretly row messages for the Danish Resistance across the waters to Sweden.

American physicist Dr. Else Jensen refuses to leave Copenhagen and abandon her research--her life's dream. While printing resistance newspapers, she hears stories of the movement's legendary
--the merman--and wonders if the mysterious and silent shipyard worker living in the same boardinghouse has something to hide.

When the Occupation cracks down on the Danes, these two passionate people will discover if there is more power in speech . . . or in silence. Bestselling author of more than a dozen WWII novels, Sarah Sundin offers pens another story of ordinary people responding to extraordinary circumstances with faith, fortitude, and hope for a brighter future.
Revell Publishing, February 7, 2023
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