I’m so excited that The Melody of the Soul has now released and that you can get to know these characters on the pages of the book. But we still have two main characters to get to know a little better. We first meet resistance worker Patricie Kadlec as she is stepping off the train in Prague after visiting the countryside to procure food for the Jews she’s helping to hide. Nazi officer Stefan Jaeger notices her, and her life is never the same.
Patricie grew up as the daughter of a shopkeeper in Czechoslovakia’s capital city. She had a promising career playing the oboe for the symphony in Prague, but that career never took off because of the German occupation. Still, she loves music and it’s a huge part of her life. As you read the book, you will discover that she has a connection to Anna, the heroine.
Georg, the man she had loved since they were children, became involved in the resistance movement after the occupation. She went to him one day and asked that he put her to work. Although hesitant at first, Georg granted her request after she assured him she knew this work could cost her her life.
Stefan’s interest in her complicates matters. How can she continue working with Jews while she dates and enthusiastic Nazi officer? Because Stefan is a friend of Horst, she meets him. When she discovers his secret, where will her loyalty lie?
When Patricie first appears in the book, she is carrying a tote bag filled with food for the Jews in hiding. This week’s giveaway is a musical note tote bag. Follow the instructions below to enter the giveaway. Also, don’t forget to stop over at Litfuse and read the reviews for The Melody of the Soul and enter the giveaway there as well.
Thanks for visiting! Next week we have one more character to meet, and I start a series of blog posts by WWII fiction authors, so you’ll want to stop back.