About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, February 23, 2023

The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin

The Sound of Light

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 Havmand--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.


I'm a fan of World War II novels but this book's subject is a new area for me. The Sound of Light begins in 1940, at the beginning of the German occupation of Denmark, but the plotline quickly progresses to 1943. Author Sarah Sundin shares the absorbing tale of two brave people who join the movement to fight the Nazis. One is a Danish baron who assumes another identity and the other is an American physicist doing research in Denmark. Two unlikely comrades determined to help with the Danish resistance!

There are so many inspiring themes woven throughout this story. Bravery and courage that were the foundation of the resistance efforts, along with the many sacrifices that were made. A love for one's country and the desire to protect its freedom. And then there's the romance! I enjoyed seeing how the relationship between Henrik/Hemming and Else progressed from respect to friendship to something much deeper.

War is always ugly but Sundin buffers her story by showing the power of hope, faith, and love! I recommend The Sound of Light to all who enjoy historical romantic fiction.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. She is the bestselling author of The Land Beneath Us (February 2020), The Sky Above Us (2019) and The Sea Before Us (2018), as well as the Waves of Freedom, Wings of the Nightingale series, and Wings of Glory series. Her novel The Sea Before Us received the 2019 Reader's Choice Award from Faith, Hope, and Love, Through Waters Deep and When Tides Turn were named to Booklist's "101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years," and Through Waters Deep won the 2016 INSPY Award and was a Carol Award finalist.

A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and teaches Sunday school and women's Bible studies. She enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers' groups. Sarah serves as the Program Director for West Coast Christian Writers Conference.

Learn more about Sarah and her books by visiting her website.

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