The Silver Music Box: Book Review

The Silver Music Box was a thrilling account of a Jewish family over three generations.  A fictional story set in tortured truth of time, this book shows just some of the battles the Jews faced, when their home country, whom they fought and died for, decided they were not worthy to live there anymore.

No matter where we are, who we are, or what we go through, one thing is a common denominator to everybody. . . . . Family. You will be hard spent to find somebody who has nobody. We thrive on togetherness. Love. It is what makes us human. 

But at the same time, we all have an enemy. Hate. Hatred is the enemy at the root of every war. And as the book says, “Humans always seem to need an enemy!”

Let love, and family, and friendship rule your life. Let it wage war against hatred that blinds. 

I give this book all stars, and 2 thumbs up!

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Emma’s Gift

I try to be nice. I want to be remembered as a nice person. That being said, I had a hard time with this book. It is not a happy book that let’s you feel good. This is a book full of heartache and mourning and tears! 

It really deprested me the whole time I read it. For me, there was just too much tragedy. I read to escape to a better place. This book is not the case!
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Julia’s Hope

I had never heard of this author before reading this book, but I must say, it was well worth the gamble! It is written from the perspective of the three primary characters, Julia, Sam, and Emma. 

Sam and Julia find themselves at rock bottom, with no job and  no hope. But God’s provision led them to an old soul, with an old farm, and they all find they need each other. 

This was an awesome read, and I would delightedly recommend it to you!
Julia’s Hope
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Fire by Night by Lynn Austin

I have been reading the Refiner’s Fire series, focusing on the Civil War Era. Fire By Night is the second book in this series and is told from the North’s persprective. The first was told from the South’s perspective, and the last will be from a slave’s perspective.

That being said, I really enjoyed this book. The story focuses on two women during the war, one coming from a wealthy background, and the other from a poor background. The characters meet eventually, and become friends. 

I love anything to do with hospitals, doctors, and nurses, so I really got this book. One of the characters runs away to become a nurse at the field hospital. The other eventually ends up becoming a nurse too.

I love the personalities Ms. Austin gives the characters. They soon become your friends, as you see their struggles and victories.
I highly recommend this book!

Fire by Night (Refiner’s Fire) (Volume 2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0764211919/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hiYczb6M6D8MW

All She Ever Wanted by Lynn Austin

Let me start off by warnine you. . . . You can’t put this book down! It is highly addictive and may make you miss appointments, burn supper, or forget your kids!

I love a book I can become so involved in. This one was all the more. I could not put it down. 

It is the story of a teenager and her mother, who take a road trip to the mothers home town. Both mother and daughter stumble onto a mystery of the past. 

This will make you cry!

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Candle In The Darkness

I have never read a book by any other author that captures my attention and my Intrigue as Lynn Austin does. She intricately weaves a story in and out and leaves you mystified by her imagination and creativity, until you find yourself falling in love with the characters.
Candle in the darkness is set during the time when slavery is at the front of everybody’s mind and heart. Battles between morality and tradition are fought in every home, dividing the nation. In one of the bloodiest wars in history, the abolitionists declare a victory for all mankind!

I love how she weaves so much information into the background. I learn as I am entertained! My favorite aspect is how faith is always present. 

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Refiners Fire

Thicker Than Blood by C. J. Darlington

I just finished this book by Darlington, about two sisters and their lives after their parents are killed in a car crash. Now they are grown, 15 years later, and both feel a yearning toward the other. Estranged after the accident, they feel like strangers after all these years. 

This was a pretty good read. It definitely gets better as you go. I almost put it down at first, but I am glad I finished it. 

2 thumbs up, 3 stars ALL SMILES!