Friday, November 26, 2010
Song of the Silent Harp by BJ Hoff
There is a notable difference between a book that drags because it is boring and a book that moves slowly because the author writes so vividly. Song of the Silent Harp belongs in the latter category. The author has a way of drawing the reader into each of the main characters. Although it seemed the novel was progressing slowly, I never lost interest in the book. Each character was well-developed and authentic. I would not call this book depressing, but it is a heavy read as it deals with the great potato famine in Ireland as well as sickness, death and lost love. I was pleasantly surprised that this book was far better than I expected it to be and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Harvest House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."