The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin. Revell Publishers, 7 Feburary 2023.
Overview from Sarah Sundin’s website:
“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—and makes a dangerous decision to print resistance newspapers.
As Else hears rumors of the movement’s legendary Havmand—the merman—she also becomes intrigued by the mysterious and silent shipyard worker living in the same boardinghouse. Henrik makes every effort to conceal his noble upbringing, but he is torn between the façade he must maintain and the woman he is beginning to fall in love with.
When the Occupation cracks down on the Danes, these two passionate people will discover if there is more power in speech . . . or in silence.”
My Rating and Why: Five glowing stars! Nobody writes World War II historical romance like Sarah Sundin. She’s the master, and The Sound of Light proves it. An unlikely love story between two Danish resistance workers- one, a Baron posing as a simple laborer, the other, a brilliant physicist trying to crack the glass ceiling for women in science- sets up the perfect backdrop for a thrilling good vs evil battle that drew me in from the first page.
I loved everything about this book, especially the Little Mermaid allusions! I will continue thinking about the strength these characters exhibited in the face of unspeakable danger, as well as the real people who inspired the story.
I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from NetGalley and Revell. All opinions are my own honest views.