Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Review and Giveaway - The Silence of God

At the turn of the century, St. Petersburg offers the best of Imperial Russia. The vast country is filled with grand cathedrals and a faithful populace who love and revere Tsar Nicholas II and the Romanov family. But as Russia becomes further entrenched in the Great War, a revolution begins brewing within her own borders. For the wealthy Lindlof family, the only Latter-day Saints living in St. Petersburg at the time, life will never be the same--changed forever by an ideology that forces equality and demands the silence of God. Based on a true story, The Silence of God is a rare glimpse into a fascinating period of history and a powerful, extraordinary novel of devotion and loyalty.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and glimpse into Russian history. Though the Lindlof's experienced extreme heartbreak and trial, I loved that they didn't give up on the Lord. The heroines of the story, Agnes Lindlof and Natasha Gavrilova were as intelligent as they were strong. Natasha is a firm supporter of the Bolshevik cause and has no belief in God. Her story of trial and learning to believe enthralled me.
The Silence of God is a beautiful example of the way historical fiction should be. I learned about the time period, the people, and their struggles, but did it all while enjoying a wonderful and interesting story. I would definitely recommend this book.
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25 comments:

  1. I would love to be entered to win.

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  2. Beautiful book cover and wonderful giveaway. Please enter me. I am a subscriber.

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  3. Please enter me to win. I've wanted to read this book:)

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  4. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous book :)

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  5. I have a nephew who is serving a mission in Russia and, I would love to win a copy of this book!

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  6. I have a nephew who is serving a mission in Russia at this time. I'd love to win a copy of this book.

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  7. It's a really amazing book. I'm sure you'd all love it.

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  8. I would love to be entered into this contest. Can't wait to read this book! :)
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  9. I also talked about this giveaway on my blog.
    http://thebookbug-hogan.blogspot.com/2010/06/review-and-giveaway-silence-of-god.html

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  10. I took Gale Sears class at Storymakers, and learned a lot about writing historical fiction. Mostly, that it takes A LOT of work. Lots and lots and lots of research. I'd love to win a copy of this book.

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  11. Please enter me in the giveaway.
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  12. Sounds like a fun book. I love historical books.

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  13. Oh wow. Thanks for the review! I hadn't heard about this one yet, but it sounds incredible!

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  14. Thanks for the reminder, Cami! I'd love to read more about that era and find out their story.

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  15. The review sure makes me want to read this book. Thanks

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  16. Thanks for the entries and for sharing the giveaway.
    Kim - I bet that was a fabulous workshop. I keep thinking I want to write a historical, but the research takes the fun out of it for me. I sure love reading them.

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  17. I found your review to be intriguing and one that I would take pleasure in reading.
    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. I am GGC follower.

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  22. GFC follower

    I love to read Russian history & this book looks like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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