ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
An Indianapolis native and graduate of DePauw University, Amy lives with her husband, three boys and a gaggle of golden retrievers in central Indiana. After writing and editing for her college newspaper, she combined a nursing degree with journalism and creative writing, which led to publishing and editing a wide array of medical and nursing writing and multimedia projects over the past 21 years, a position as director of communications of her church’s children’s ministry, as well as a weekly column for a local newspaper which ran from 2009-2012. She has been a two-time semi-finalist for the ACFW Genesis awards, and was the winner of the 2011 Women of Faith writing contest.
When she’s not reading or writing, Amy loves spending time with her three sons; spicy lunches and art gallery walks with her husband; digging in her garden sans gloves; walking her dogs; up-cycling old furniture and junk; photography; and friends.
ABOUT THE BOOK :
When Nel Stewart returns home due to the sudden death of her mother, she realizes her beloved father, Jakob, is struggling with dementia. With the reappearance of a high-school sweetheart, deliveries from Ukraine addressed to her, and the discovery of a mysterious, vintage aquamarine gemstone, Nel senses God is pulling her into the past to restore their faith and their futures. Told partially through Jakob’s flashbacks of fleeing genocide-ridden eastern Europe at the turn of the twentieth century, the novel combines elements of mystery, history, faith and romance to reveal how God redeems the broken years … and our future.
Then Sings My Soul is a beautifully written novel that will tug at the reader’s heartstrings. The story features Nel Stewart and her father Jakob. The contemporary story reveals ninety-plus-year-old Jakob’s history through a series of flashbacks. Although many believed his nightmares to be the results of increasing dementia, they were triggered by memories from his turbulent past. Daughter Nel had spent years running from her own past and only returned home for her mother’s funeral.
Then Sings My Soul is a story about regrets, a story about family, and a story about restoration. With some drama, mystery, and romance, the story weaves its spell so that the reader experiences every minute of Jakob’s escape as if she were there with him and his brother.
This book was not at all what I expected but I am glad that I had the opportunity to read it.