April Book Club Pick — Then Sings My Soul

1 Apr

This month’s book club pick was a surprise selection, meaning I got to choose! 😉 Considering what all is going on in the world, I thought Then Sings My Soul by Amy K. Sorrells would make a great book to discuss. It has a dual timeline — Ukraine in the early 1900s and modern day US. Can’t wait to read it! Check out all the info below.

1904, Chudniv, Ukraine. Playing hide-and-seek in bucolic fields of sunflowers, young Jakob never imagines the horrific secrets he will carry as he and his brother escape through genocide-ridden Eastern Europe.

1994, South Haven, Michigan. At age 94, time is running out for any hope that Jakob can be free from his burden of guilt.

When Jakob’s wife dies, he and his daughter, Nel, are forced to face the realities of his worsening dementia―including a near-naked, midnight jaunt down the middle of main street―as well as emerging shadows Nel had no idea lay beneath her father’s beloved, curmudgeonly ways.

While Nel navigates the restoration and sale of Jakob’s dilapidated lake house, her high school sweetheart shows up in town, along with unexpected correspondence from Ukraine. And when she discovers a mysterious gemstone in Jakob’s old lapidary room, Jakob’s condition worsens as he begins having flashbacks about his baby sister from nearly a century past.

As father and daughter race against time to discover the truth behind Jackob’s fragmented memories, the God they have both been running from shows that he redeems not only broken years, but also the future.

Amy K. Sorrells is a novelist who believes in the power of story to change lives. Praised by reviewers for the way they both poetically and accurately portray hardship and hope, Amy’s novels are inspired by social issues that break her heart and finding hope in the midst of them. In addition to being a writer, Amy is also grateful to be a practicing registered nurse at a busy suburban hospital. She and her husband have raised three young-adult sons and live in central Indiana. 

Connect with Amy at amyksorrells.com, or find her on Facebook (@amyksorrells), Twitter (@AmyKSorrells1), TikTok (@amyksorrells), and Instagram (@amyksorrells).

One Response to “April Book Club Pick — Then Sings My Soul”

  1. Janet W. Ferguson April 1, 2022 at 9:47 am #

    Sounds good!

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