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The Silver Music Box Audiobook

The Silver Music Box

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A captivating cross-generational novel from German author Mina Baites about a Jewish family divided by World War II and an inheritance with the power to bring them back together.

1914. For Paul, with love. Jewish silversmith Johann Blumenthal engraved those words on his most exquisite creation, a singing filigree bird inside a tiny ornamented box. He crafted this treasure for his young son before leaving to fight in a terrible war to honor his beloved country - a country that would soon turn against his own family.

A half century later, Londoner Lilian Morrison inherits the box after the death of her parents. Though the silver is tarnished and dented, this much-loved treasure is also a link to an astonishing past. With the keepsake is a letter from Lilian's mother, telling her daughter for the first time that she was adopted. Too young to remember, Lilian was rescued from a Germany in the grips of the Holocaust. Now only she can trace what happened to a family who scattered to the reaches of the world, a family forced to choose between their heritage and their dreams for the future.

©2017 Mina Baites (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2017 by Alison Layland.

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    This is a well told story. Very moving and well written. I liked it very much

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    11/01/18
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    "A Beautiful, Haunting Story of Love & Family"

    While it started slow the backstory was crucial to understand the next turn of events and what lead to the u folding if this plot. This story was difficult to take in at times but so full of family and heartbreak and sacrifice and ultimately a happy ending full of love. This Narrator did a wonderful job with the German language. I highly recommend.

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  • BPotter
    08/01/18
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    "Mixed Thoughts"

    The first three fourths of this book was very well written with wonderfully crafted sentence structure combined with an intriguing story of a Jewish family struggling to survive the Nazi take over.
    When the story jump to the 1969's, this well crafted book turned into a Lifetime story with two friends suddenly falling in love and immediately planning to marry. It was almost like one person began the book, then turn it over and had someone else finish it.

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    06/01/18
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    "Terrible writing"

    Beginning of story was interesting but by the end the writing was so bad and repetitive I just wanted to give up. The author could have given a lot more thought into character building

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    "Wonderful book"

    I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. I think it would make a great movie.

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    24/12/17
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    I really enjoyed reading this story, very heart breaking yet has a good ending! I love the history where so many during that time suffered.

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