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Willa Forsythe: A Character Spotlight

It's the first Tuesday of the month! Today, we're a part of The Number of Love's blog tour and we're starting off with the second book in the series A Song Unheard. Be sure to click on the banner to visit all the great stops on the tour!

Character Spotlight

Willa Forsythe from Roseanna M. White's A Song Unheard is a strong individual who has survived based on her willpower and through the notes of her violin. She is a very compelling character with realistic characteristics that draw you in to experience her life story from the very beginning of the book. I absolutely love that Willa was able to express herself through the power of music. This was especially captured in the line:

"I picked up that battered old violin that day, and it felt as if . . . as if I'd finally found a part of myself I hadn't known was missing." (pg. 70)

Throughout A Song Unheard, notes of Willa's life and personality drift from page. You catch the arpeggios of joy and despair alongside with the extended notes of silent hope and faith. By the end of the book, Willa's song completely envelops you. I truly enjoyed Roseanna's writing style; I found it to be a lyrical collection of words that rose from the page and made readers experience and hear the words rather than just basing the reading experience on visuals. This was the first work I've written by her and now I will make it a point to clear some shelf space so that I can read more of Roseanna's works.

If A Song Unheard could be adapted into a film or television series, ideally by the BBC *cough cough*, I think it would be wonderful to have Emilia Clarke bring Willa's character to life.

In accordance to FTC regulation, I wanted to disclose that my reviews and thoughts of the book are my own. While I received a complementary copy from JustRead Publicity Tours for the blog tour, I wrote my review of my own accord after writing the character spotlight.

About the Book

A Song Unheard Series: Shadows Over England #2 Author: Roseanna M. White Publisher: Bethany House Release Date: January 2, 2018 Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Intrigue

Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which make her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher 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 light he finds is in meeting the intriguing Willa Forsythe.

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


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Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself.

Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.


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Shadows Over England series, The Number of Love, and the Decrypto board game, plus "Mi Alma" necklace

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