Book Reviews

Book Review: The Unbroken Song by Jennifer Q. Hunt

Coming from opposite worlds, what could possibly unite them?

Rejected, frustrated, and no longer confident about God’s plan for his life, John Sweet takes a year-long assignment in Atlanta, Georgia. The city is bustling with preparations for the Cotton States and International Exposition to be held in the autumn of 1895. Sarah Fuller is also new to the city but trying desperately to make a home for her lonely father and motherless little sister. When a special assignment for the Exposition puts John and Sarah in close contact, they discover that while their pasts are completely different, their future dreams are much the same. As their families create obstacles and opposition, will they be able to find a way forward together?

At Christmas 1945, with her family still reeling from the changes brought by the Second World War, “Grandma Sarah” tells her teenage granddaughter about the year that changed her life. Can her simple story bring the healing and perspective they both need to embrace a different future than they had planned?

This standalone Christmas prequel to the Sorrow and Song Trilogy will transport you back to a Victorian Christmas, when the world was very different, yet the same longing for peace and purpose resounded in every heart.

My Thoughts:

The Unbroken Song was tender and penned with purpose. The writing style was smooth, and there’s attention to historical accuracy. I loved seeing this unknown-to-me moment in history come to life. But where Hunt really shines is in naturally incorporating the spiritual messages. There were a few threads woven in, but the most impactful for me was the lesson one character learns about serving God.

Rating and Recommendations: I’m giving The Unbroken Song 5 stars. I recommend it to those looking for solid Christian Historical Fiction.

~ I received a copy from the author. All thoughts are my own. I was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one.

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