Item description for Night Song: A Story of Sacrifice (The Liberator Series, Book 3) by Tricia Goyer...
Overview Goyer weaves fictional stories around the little-known but true story of the orchestra--started by prisoners in Hitler's Mauthausen death camp--which played the American national anthem as Allied troops arrived to liberate the camps.
Publishers Description Tricia Goyer tells the little-known, but true story of the orchestra started by prisoners in Hitler's Mauthausen death camp. This courageous orchestra played the American national anthem as Allied troops arrived to liberate the camps. Around the orchestra story, Tricia weaves the fictional stories of a beautiful member of the Austrian resistance, the American GI who loves her, and a young prisoner who fakes his way into the camp orchestra in a desperate attempt to stay alive.
Citations And Professional Reviews Night Song: A Story of Sacrifice (The Liberator Series, Book 3) by Tricia Goyer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 09/01/2004 page 55
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.46" Height: 1.44" Weight: 1.18 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Series World War II
Series Number 3
ISBN 0802415555 ISBN13 9780802415554
Availability 0 units.
More About Tricia Goyer
Tricia Goyer is an acclaimed and prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines including Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family while authoring more than twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books combined. Among those are 3:16 Teen Edition with Max Lucado and the American Christian Fiction Writers' Book of the Year Award winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith Study Bible. Tricia lives with her husband and four children in Arkansas.
Tricia Goyer currently resides in Little Rock.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Night Song: A Story of Sacrifice (The Liberator Series, Book 3)?
Great Book Jul 28, 2006
The first half of this book wasn't so riveting, but the last part held me captive, with tears and smiles abundant.
Evie is an Austrian living in America. Her boyfriend, Nick, is a medical student. Before she can accept his proposal of marriage, she is ordered back to Vienna.
Otto is seeking power...and valuable violins.
Jakub is a Jewish boy, living in the shadow of his extremely talented younger brother. Things go from bad to worse as first he and his family are put in a ghetto, then a concentration camp, and for Jakub, a hard labor camp called Mauthausen. Can Jakub overcome his fear of playing the violin in front of crowds? His life might depend on it.
Evie helps in the resistance movement, disguising herself and putting herself in danger.
Nick thinks Evie has died, but he is not able to forget her or stop loving her. Or is he?
This is an inspiring story based on truth--there was actually an orchestra in the Mauthausen camp.
Highly Recommended! Jun 16, 2006
I just finished reading "Night Song." I think that is the first Christian fiction book that I have read and really didn't expect to like it so much. The touching individual storylines just drew me in.... Before I knew it I was caught up in the days of the past and the lives of the intriguing characters. It is so well written ~ the stories are woven easily together as the reader is introduced to each side of the conflict. I have recommended "Night Song" to others and look forward to starting on my next Tricia Goyer book, "From Dust to Ashes."
Not quite there . . . Jan 15, 2006
I hate to appear curmudgeonly, given the overwhelmingly favorable reviews of this book, but I've just read it and can't quite join in the enthusiasm.
As a Christian I am on the side of this genre of writing; as a society we need less of the sleazy and crude offerings that we are presented with in the print and visual media. So I started this book sympathetically. It didn't quite succeed in engaging me.
I have no complaint about the storyline in general, but thought the plot lacked some needed tension at critical points and was altogether too self-conscious in its invocation of Scriptures and Christian principles, as much as I appreciate their value.
The story culminates with a Dickensian feel, when main and subordinate characters are brought together through coincidental (or Providential) events. But here again the scheme is contrived -- the assembling of the bare bones predicts the outcome; we needed a bit more of the accidental unfolding to enhance the surprises at the end.
A niggle: as a non-American I was put off by current Americanisms appearing in the mouths of 1940s characters. The idiomatic use of American English has changed considerably since the Second World War and an authentic feel can only be achieved by reflecting the voices of that earlier period. Also, the author's attempt to fuse coded American "values" (freedom) and icons (the statutette of Lady Liberty) with the Christian ethos is an unfortunate device and might limit the appeal of this book to non-American readers.
I found the closing third of the book to be closer to my expectations, more tightly written and approaching dramatic tension. The memorial to those victims of the camps was substantial and worthy, and provided details I have not encountered elsewhere.
captivating Jan 4, 2006
I found Night Song by Tricia Goyer to be captivating. I am not much of a History buff, but found this book easy to get into and lose myself into. It is a wonderful story well put about WWII and Mauthausen camp. The characters all seem to pop out of the book as you are reading it. The ending is perfect for the book. I recommend this book in every book lovers library.
Goyer's Night Song is story of hope Oct 16, 2005
I enjoyed reading Night Song by Tricia Goyer. I found it a little hard to get into, but once I did, it was hard to put down. It is called a story of sacrifice, but I really feel it should be called a story of hope. Sacrifice, as I understand it, means that you voluntarily give something up or do something you wouldn't normally do. Her characters were all forced into situations that they were in, so theri sacrifice was not intentional. On the other hand, they all had hope, hope that God was in charge and that even though nothing seemed like it was going to turn out right, He would make it turn out for the best. Goyer has several characters' stories going at once, but her main focus was the violinist, Jacob. She told his story very well, and in the end, brings together how everyone else's story ties into his. However, in the process of telling Jacob's story, she almost loses the others. If found that to be a little distracting. She does tie them together well in the end. Despite those few things, the book was easy to read, and I enjoyed it very much. She did a very good job of showing how God's hand is in even the most dire and unhappy circumstances, and that "all things work for good." I am happy to add it to my collection.