For all the people who read The Murmur of Bees, here it is—your next Sofia Segovia book, Tears of Amber. The Murmur of Bees came out in 2015 and was widely praised by readers and many have been eager to read the next Segovia book. Tears of Amber has already gathered a ton of positive reviews and I cannot wait to read this one! I also have a copy up for giveaway over on my Instagram page so if this book sounds like something you might like, pop on over to my IG page and enter my giveaway!
This is going to be a great historical fiction read, I can feel it! I know a lot of historical fiction fans feel like the genre is saturated with WWII era books but this one sounds like it’s going to be different and told through a different lens. It sounds moving and sweeping. I think historical fiction fans will find a lot to love here. And even if you aren’t into historical fiction, this book might change your mind! It sounds like such an elegant read not to mention that cover is pure fire! I love it!
This book is out now and receiving great reviews, not to mention it was part of Amazon’s First Reads program. You don’t want to miss this one! Don’t forget to stop by my IG page and enter my giveaway and be sure to get this one on your TBR list for the summer.
From the bestselling author of The Murmur of Bees comes a transportive novel of two families uprooted by war and united by the bonds of love and courage.
With war looming dangerously close, Ilse’s school days soon turn to lessons of survival. In the harshness of winter, her family must join the largest exodus in human history to survive. As battle lines are drawn and East Prussia’s borders vanish beneath them, they leave their farm and all they know behind for an uncertain future.
But Ilse also has Janusz, her family’s young Polish laborer, by her side. As they flee from the Soviet army, his enchanting folktales keep her mind off the cold, the hunger, and the horrors unfolding around them. He tells her of a besieged kingdom in the Baltic Sea from which spill the amber tears of a heartbroken queen.
Neither of them realizes his stories will prove crucial and prophetic.
Not far away, trying and failing to flee from a vengeful army, Arno and his mother hide in the ruins of a Königsberg mansion, hoping that once the war ends they can reunite their dispersed family. But their stay in the walled city proves untenable when they find themselves dodging bombs and scavenging in the rubble. Soon they’ll become pawns caught between two powerful enemies, on a journey with an unknown destination.
Hope carries these children caught in the crosshairs of war on an extraordinary pilgrimage in which the gift of an amber teardrop is at once a valuable form of currency and a symbol of resilience, one that draws them together against insurmountable odds. (summary from Goodreads)